Killing Eve: Nice Face
April 8, 2018 8:48 PM - Season 1, Episode 1 - Subscribe

In the series premiere, MI5 security officer Eve Polastri is bored in her job and years for a more exciting life. When a Russian politician is murdered, Eve is tasked with protecting the only witness and soon finds herself on a collision course with an assassin, Villanelle.
posted by oh yeah! (6 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I really enjoyed this.

Eve is a great character. Clearly very capable and more-or-less well adjusted (minus an occasional absent-minded interest in cutting open her own femoral artery) but also not living up to her full potential.

Jodie Comer does a good job as the assassin, who seems to be having and enormous amount of fun, for the most part, though I find her distractingly... Ivanka-esque?

I hope we see more of the boss who got fired along with Eve, I liked their interactions very much.
posted by Rinku at 8:59 PM on April 8, 2018 [2 favorites]

I'm excited about this. I didn't realize how much I missed Sandra Oh.
posted by k8t at 9:01 PM on April 8, 2018 [3 favorites]

I'm basically always going to be all in with whatever Phoebe Waller-Bridge does after Fleabag. She has such an uncanny ability to defy expectations without me even knowing she's doing it.

I liked how this dealt with being a woman through both Eve & Villanelle. Both were ignored and underestimated in very different ways.

It was also surprisingly funny and clever. Sandra Oh, as ever, is a delight.

And I do think maybe I'm just so used to "prestige" television that's all sex and violence all the time, but I liked the restraint shown there. Villanelle killing the guy with the hairpin could've been much more graphic but I appreciated that it wasn't. It was more tense because it wasn't bloody. And I love that Eve and her husband seem to have an active sex life, but we didn't need a sex scene to prove it.

I'm probably going to watch the first episode again because I don't know what else to do until next week.
posted by darksong at 4:36 AM on April 9, 2018 [5 favorites]

Watched this last night, I am already hooked.

I hope we see more of the boss who got fired along with Eve, I liked their interactions very much.

Yes, same! I love how they're building the office dynamics. It feels real. We started watching this after seeing Kirby Howell-Baptiste on Drunk History and looking up what else we could see her in, so I hope we get to see more of her, too.
posted by everybody had matching towels at 6:23 AM on April 11, 2018 [1 favorite]

Sandra Oh is absolutely charming in this socially awkward role. She really sells the grown up (endearing) nerddork girl who was too grounded (and moral) to pursue her childhood ambitions.

posted by porpoise at 5:10 PM on April 25, 2018 [3 favorites]

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