Do you like psychopaths?

Do you like female psychopaths?

Do you like two female psychopaths obsessed with each other? Well, do I have a TV show for you! Lemme talk to you about my new obsession: Killing Eve.



Eve's life as a spy is not adding up to what she had hoped it would be when she started. She is a bored, very smart, MI5 security officer who is very desk-bound. Villanelle is a very talented killer, mercurial in mood, who clings to the luxuries of her job. Eve and Villanelle go head to head in a fierce game of cat and mouse, each woman equally obsessed with the other as Eve is tasked with hunting down the psychopathic assassin. Sarah Barnett, BBCA president, says, " `Killing Eve' stands out in a sea of scripted stories as refreshingly entertaining and great fun."


Is it any good? Well, the star is Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri, a scruffy little office drone working for MI5. Oh stepped out of her Grey' Anatomy role and she and her fabulous hair won a Golden Globes award for it. The other star is Jodie Comer and she won a BAFTA award this year. So did Fiona Shaw as the inscrutable MI5 spymaster, Carolyn Martens. Then there's Phoebe Waller-Bridge who was Season#1's showrunner and won kudos for her own series, Fleabag. She won some awards too and she's been tapped to help write the next James Bond flick.

So, yeah. It doesn't suck.

The show premiered last year on BBC America, but weirdly America got the show first and it showed up in England after it completed over here. Season 2 played out the same way and how was it received?

The audience figures for Killing Eve's second series have been revealed, and they're shocking.

Shockingly good, that is.

3.7 million people tuned in to watch the first episode on BBC One, and 2.6 million people requested the boxset for the second series in the first thirty-six hours of it being available.

Wow.
Wow, indeed. Much to my shock and awe, there was no Killing Eve thread on Absolute Write's Movies, TV, and Theater forum. Problem. Solved.

Let's see if I'm all alone in my fondness for this great show that continually subverts convention, avoids tropes, and keeps you in your feelings. Eve and Villanelle forever.