Killing Eve

Killing Eve

Season 1

DVD - 2018
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Eve is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade MI5 security officer whose deskbound job doesn't fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle is a mercurial, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. Follow these two women, equally obsessed with each other, as they go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse.
Publisher: [United States] :, BBC Worldwide,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: DVD TV KIL Seas. 1
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (338 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
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bakeswell
Jul 15, 2019

was seduced by production values and attention to detail as a series of James Bond-style assassinations by a charming young lesbian psychopath erupt in glamorous European capitals (London, Paris, Berlin). interwoven with the spycraft, adult emotional relationships laced with quirky humor. can British intelligence find the female fiend and unmask the maniacs she serves? the first three episodes, mostly exposition, are fresh, flippant, freewheeling. there's good stuff later on, too, but the pace slows and the narrative falters. when they go to the psychopath's homeland, Russia, the show bogs down chasing its own tail. despite great locations, wonderful cast and costumes, this secret-agent fantasia is a sloppy drunk.

a guy wrote the original novellas, and show runner Phoebe Waller-Bridge wrote most of the first season's scripts. was something lost in the translation from page to screen? there's a lot of implied lesbian attraction/repulsion/fixation/curiosity/shame, which is okay until it crowds out every other plot element and is revealed to be a bit of a red herring. there's a fair few murders, point-blank but stylish and sort of feminine, but they don't add up to much, and they devolve into mere gunplay. Sandra Oh's character, Eve, is great until character development is jettisoned in the extended Russian bog. even delicious Jody Comer's psychopath stops growing and simply repeats her evil gamine act ad nauseum. Fiona Shaw as the "M" equivalent is superlative and I'd watch just for her. these ladies are quite entertaining but if you're hoping for insight into geopolitical power games, this dvd will disappoint.

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dsw3914
Jul 13, 2019

Not terrible but agree with several below that episodes 1-4 were the best. It had some dry humor at odd times. Have never been a big Sandra Oh fan but some of the secondary characters were good--Konstantin, Irina, and especially Carolyn. Will watch season 2 even though this was not all I had heard it was.

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uncommonreader
Jul 08, 2019

Rather silly and pointless.

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Angie206
Jun 08, 2019

This is a really kick butt series. Thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait for Season two!

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tenet
May 18, 2019

Rated 2/10. This series started out okay, and then got really stupid by episode 5, by which time I stopped watching.

No thanks - too silly and unbelievable.

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RedLeaf
Apr 21, 2019

Suspending belief in intelligence agency reality and not being concerned about rationality concerning plot and characters and focusing solely on a girl crush relationship between a female Russian psychopathic assassin and a fascinated good girl British intelligence officer and you can enjoy this series. A production decision was also made to include each of the paid assassin kills so a tolerance of violence, blood, victim terror, and death is also required for enjoyable viewing.

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StarGladiator
Mar 30, 2019

Slick . . . . and sick, at least for the first four episodes - - goes completely off the rails beginning with episode 5 and devolves into a sisterly coffee klatsch, unbelievable for even MI6/MI5 sloppy standards!
Sandra Oh is a real gem for the first four episodes, at least, but little to no use for her character as scripted for the remaining episodes, and since she's one of the producers, she at least bears some of that reponsibility. [5 stars for few episodes, 0-1 the remainder - - averaged it out - - somewhat realistic for the first few episodes, completely unrealistic from 4 or 5 on]
Now, British intel looks like a colossal cluster screw-up - - and it is, from WWII to the present moment. Of course, US intel really isn't much better and at this time, probably even worse!
Historically, the MI6 chief, and his special assistant, Ian Fleming, came to the states and advised on the creation of the CIA. Fleming, noted creator/author of James Bond, was from the Fleming banking family [Flemings Bank and international operations became part of what is now JP Morgan Chase back in 2000], and it's normally the bankers - - at least in the Western Hemisphere - - who set up the intel agencies.
During the Clinton Administration, the American intelligence establishment was privatized, continuing on under the Bush Administration, led by Gen. James Clapper [who has been in the news quite a bit lately, along with another idiot, career CIA dude and former director, John Brennan].
Thanks to the privatization, all US intel agenices have been compromised, some severely so. Around 2000 to 2001, the FBI was deeply penetrated by China's Ministry of State Security - - supposedly cleaned up later, but since a number of FBI agents DID NOT turn up dead, I am seriously skeptical.
With the major hack of the OPM back around 2012 or earlier [over 25 million personnel records compromised], a simple cross-reference analyses will have yielded large numbers of foreign agent networks - - an unimaginable breach of US/national security! [Essentially, the Clinton and Bush Administrations gave away the entire ballgame!]
This series reminded me of Europe during the Reagan Administration's Star Wars Program [Strategic Defense Initiative] - - a false-front honeypot operation accompanied by a series of assassinations on scientists and engineers who had been involved with the contracted out work to Europe - - the KGB's Putin was either involved at the time, or led that assassination program - - still uncertain which?
As usual, a complete waste of human lives . . .
https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP84-00499R001000080001-7.pdf
https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/2018/104-10308-10287.pdf
https://www.buzzfeed.com/heidiblake/from-russia-with-blood-14-suspected-hits-on-british-soil?utm_term=.xi9rMpo8K#.ot1ok36zY

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cunnycide
Mar 23, 2019

Sandra Oh's acting ability aside but seriously questioning her choice of subject matter, if you like gratuitously grim, violent and perverse material which ultimately fails to satisfy like rubber broccoli, then this pretentious pap might be just the ticket. Otherwise, avoid it as you would the plague.

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20566
Feb 07, 2019

Best series I’ve watched in many years. Looking forward to Season two.

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vashonbookgrazer
Feb 04, 2019

Entertaining. Yes, bloody, and the amoral character of the assassin does become a sympathetic character. Guiltily, funny. My husband could not stand the fact that MI5 allowed the Sandra Oh character in the field with no field training. He found this unbelievable. He said he would not watch the second season, but I would like to.

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jimg2000
Jun 28, 2019

Finish watching Season 2 and just find this site with extensive quotes for both S1 & S2, thanks to the contributors. S1 quotes are between pages 10 to 15 posted during 2018:

https://www.tvfanatic.com/quotes/shows/killing-eve/

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jimg2000
Dec 04, 2018

(Spoiler Alert) Conversation between two women:
I have lost two jobs, a husband and a best friend because of you.
-... So, what are you going to do with that?
I'm gonna kill you.
- No, you're not.
I am.
- You're not.
I am.
- You like me too much. So what now, Eve? I'm gonna tell you something. Sit down. I think about you all the time. I think about what you're wearing and what you're doing and who you're doing it with. I think about what friends you have. I think about what you eat before you work and what shampoo you use and what happened in your family. ... you have for breakfast. I just want to know everything.
I think about you too.
-I mean, I masturbate about you a lot.
Okay, that
- Too much?
No, it's just I wasn't expecting that. So you trash my apartment because you like me so much?
-I I know it's not conventional.
What do you want?
-Honestly. Don't be a dick. Normal stuff. A nice life. Cool flat. Fun job. Someone to watch movies with.

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RedLeaf
Apr 21, 2019

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