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Incredible acting, sharp writing, gorgeous costumes, strong women...it's basically the female-dominated spy thriller of my dreams!
Killing Eve follows Eve Polastri, played by Sandra Oh, a bored British Intelligence security operative whose career as a spy isn’t quite living up to what she thought it would be, and Villanelle, played by Jodie Comer, an international assassin whose amorality and ruthlessness has made her exceptionally good at her job. After a series of events send the two characters on a crash course towards each other, their lives become inextricably intertwined, complicating and blurring the lines of the personal and the professional.
Usually, when someone says British crime drama, James Bond is definitely the thing I think of first. I’m now happy to say that Killing Eve has come to replace him…it’s the women-centric spy thriller/crime drama that I’ve always wanted! The three top-billed actors are all women, and the rest of the characters in the show revolve around them and operate according to their rules. It is female empowerment at its absolute peak, and it is incredible to watch the periphery characters try to shift and adapt to their changing demands.
The struggle for power between them is entertaining and fascinating—it highlights the intelligence and resilience of each character—as they bargain, manipulate, and sometimes even enjoy one another. The writing is exceptional, and makes no apologies for who these women are. It’s an incredibly *fun* watch, and even though I could definitely watch all the episodes in a day, I always watch one at a time with the same group of girlfriends so we can all discuss everything in depth the next day. It’s a show about women that keeps its female audience as its top priority, and we love that about it. It feels like it’s truly for us.