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Started by Bromio on Sep 15, 2018 10:35:42 PM
Killing Eve

I saw it a few months back and have been eager to know ever since what JtTers would make of it. I thought it was the best thing since finely sliced eyeballs. If I am ever to be assassinated please God let it be by Villanelle.

[Admin note: the US is a little ahead of the UK so please mind out for Season 2 spoilers!]

Stellata - 15 Sep 2018 22:54:59 (#1 of 335)

Has it started already? What channel? Really keen to see it.

Verdigris - 15 Sep 2018 22:57:27 (#2 of 335)

BBC1 but whole series now on i-player if you need a binge.

Stellata - 15 Sep 2018 22:59:37 (#3 of 335)

Brilliant. Off to watch first episode now. Hopefully it will clear the bad taste Bodyguard has left in my mouth.

moto748 - 16 Sep 2018 00:00:47 (#4 of 335)

So this is the Next Big Thing? Enjoyable enough, but it is a bit too cool for school.

Stellata - 16 Sep 2018 00:02:55 (#5 of 335)

Oooh. I love it. It’s edgy. Sandra Oh is so likeable and pulls off British colloquialisms effortlessly. Really enjoyed the conversations between Eve and her male colleague, especially the lunch scene and the ‘dick swab’ scene. Even better than I thought it would be.

Bromio - 16 Sep 2018 00:12:43 (#6 of 335)


Stellata - 16 Sep 2018 00:17:36 (#7 of 335)

Delighted that episode two starts with my favourite Cigarettes After Sex song.

Ghanny - 16 Sep 2018 06:20:52 (#8 of 335)

I also really enjoyed it. Makes Bodyguard look as poor as it really is. Sandra Oh is excellent. I didn’t know the whole series was available. Only watched the first episode last night.

moto748 - 16 Sep 2018 12:32:59 (#9 of 335)

Is it being shown normally, weekly, on TV as well? I'm happy to watch once a week without bingeing.

Certainly more fun than Bodyguard, but they have something in common; both a bit 'meta' in a way. KE is surely as much about TV series about serial killers as it is about serial killers.

Verdigris - 16 Sep 2018 12:34:11 (#10 of 335)

Is it being shown normally, weekly, on TV as well?


Bromio - 16 Sep 2018 12:46:06 (#11 of 335)

I don't think that there is anything specifically about Killing Eve which is focussed on TV portrayals of serial killers beyond that it is a TV drama depicting a (by dint of her profession) serial killer. What actually gives it an edge is that it plays fast and loose with a number of genres including police procedurals, spy dramas, and all points in between. It's the fact that it so very much isn't about TV series of serial killers that it is allowed to breathe and explore other avenues and alleyways. I couldn't agree with moto less.

moto748 - 16 Sep 2018 12:54:11 (#12 of 335)

Well you make roughly the same point I did, and then conclude with the comment that you couldn't agree with me less.


Verdigris - 16 Sep 2018 12:55:53 (#13 of 335)

I'm going to watch the first episode again. I was distracted by boiling-dry a pan of spuds and didn't really settle into it. I may well get sucked into binge-watch mode.

Bromio - 16 Sep 2018 12:58:50 (#14 of 335)

Sorry, moto - perhaps I misunderstood. Not trying to be antagonistic but I thought you were implying it was heavily reliant on the TV serial killer genre whereas I think Waller-Bridge has thrown the genre dictionary out of the window.

saskia - 16 Sep 2018 13:32:33 (#15 of 335)

Brilliant, great cast, Sandra Oh is fantastic.

Crayola - 16 Sep 2018 15:24:18 (#16 of 335)

I loved this. Thought it might be weekly but having it all on iplayer is great for my current underemployment!.

I do think Sandra Oh is great, but I'd be really interested in understanding how she got the part. Whether it was her going for it, or P.W-B choosing her and how it came about. Just seems a (great) but unexpected choice. She does sarcastic and dry so well, take her US accent away and she could be British.

Crayola - 16 Sep 2018 15:33:25 (#17 of 335)

Also, Fiona Shaw is godlike.

Bromio - 16 Sep 2018 16:38:38 (#18 of 335)

She is indeed. She oozes class and quality from every pore. Her role in this is in many ways the most remarkable of all and needed an immense talent to give the character so much depth with so few lines and an expression which gives nothing away. It's an astonishing accomplishment.

Bromio - 16 Sep 2018 16:40:09 (#19 of 335)

I think Oh has been on board almost since the start and is a producer.

popperhead - 16 Sep 2018 16:40:37 (#20 of 335)

For those like me who failed to catch it but only watch terrestrial (livin in forrin) the first ep is repeated at 5 past midnight on Saturday morning.

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