Review: Killing Eve
If you have BBC America or AMC you need to be watching the show called Killing Eve. The show is about a woman named Eve Polstari, a security officer for MI5, that gets assigned a case to track down a female Russian assassin named Villanelle. The two characters quickly become obsessed with each other and it turns into a game of cat and mouse of how far they will go for each other.
The show stars Sandra Oh (Eve) and Jodie Cormer (Villanelle). Sandra Oh’s performance in Killing Eve awarded her a Golden Globe for Best actress in a drama television series, which made her the first Asian woman to win this award. Sandra’s co-star is no slouch either. Villanelle speaks multiple languages with multiple accents and is borderline sociopathic. But Jodie Comer makes you believe every moment.
The premise of the show makes it seem like it is simply a detective on a hunt for a serial killer, but you quickly come to realize there is much more between Eve and Villanelle (Gay stuff)! You find yourself rooting for Villanelle to escape and for Eve to catch her, but then let her go. I don’t know about other viewers but I occasionally wish they run away together, even if one of the characters is an actual serial killer.
Not only does Killing Eve have action, spies, drama, and well-written female lead characters, it’s also pretty gay. No labels or sexual orientations are spoken of, but throughout the course of the show, we meet some of Villanelle’s past loves that happen to be women. Also, even though it is not explicitly said in the first season, the attraction and sexual tension between Eve and Villanelle remains undeniable.
Now, I know Villanelle is a psychopath and kills everyone, but I promise you that by the end of season 1 you will be shipping the two characters together like every other gay that watches this masterpiece of a show.
To catch up with the show, you can watch the whole first season on Hulu. Season two is currently airing Sunday nights on BBC America, and you can watch the first few episodes on the BBC America’s website.