Monday, April 15, 2019

What I’m Watching: Killing Eve (Season Premiere)

Killing Eve: Season 2, Episode 1 “Do You Know How to Dispose of a Body?” (B)

This show has skyrocketed in popularity since its first season concluded last May. Sandra Oh won a Golden Globe and a SAG Award, and the show is likely to compete for Best Drama Series at the Emmys this summer. In addition to being broadcast now on AMC as well as BBC America, it’s also already been renewed for a third season, less than a day after this premiere aired. While I wouldn’t dream of giving up on it, I’m still not entirely hooked, and I continue to hope that Jodie Comer will be able to earn some sort of awards nomination for her incredible performance. What’s astounding to me is how intimate and personal this volatile relationship is, with Eve refusing to admit to Carolyn that she had in fact tracked Villanelle down and then stabbed her before letting her get away, and Villanelle covering all her tracks to make sure that she wouldn’t be followed or found. Eve has definitely let Villanelle get into her head, and her husband isn’t in the mood to play along with this twisted game that has her addicted. Without Konstantin, it will be hard to know who Villanelle can turn to for help, and it was only a matter of time before she ended the life of her roommate in the hospital, though at least she did it in a quick and painless manner that honored his desire not to keep living like this. I am intrigued by what will come next, though I imagine this season will be moderately enthralling.

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