‘Killing Eve’ Review: Sandra Oh Slays in Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Killer Cat-and-Mouse Thriller
You’ve seen a hundred shows like “Killing Eve,” and yet you’ve never seen anything quite like it.
Using the same structure, same character types, and same motivational twists as the male-centric thrillers dominating spy stories for decades, the new BBC America series can, at times, feel overly familiar.
When Sandra Oh’s MI5 agent swears personal vengeance against a mysterious assassin known as Villanelle (Jodie Comer), it’s a bit on the nose.
We’ve heard too many men say her line — “I want to kill her with my bare hands” — for it to shake us… and yet, Oh does just that.
It’s her conviction, enthusiasm, and all-around excitement over being there, in that moment, that elevates the scene beyond a platitude.Any marked familiarities aren’t part of the problem, they‘re part of the point.
“Fleabag” creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge wholeheartedly embraces the clichés of her
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