Instead, you get a movie that's enjoyable enough, but leaves you feeling like it could have been much, much more.
It was OK. I don't see why everyone loves it so much. It wasn't very smart or deep or well-directed.
The best films of this genre always show a path and provide a takeaway for being a better person.
The initial four episodes as many others have noted in their reviews made great viewing. Whilst not really a black comedy, the series is full of an undoubted, generally attractive, quirkiness. Unfortunately things begin to go off the rails, early in Episode 5, when Eve suddenly decides to reason with her attacker by stopping the fleeing vehicle and attempting to open a dialogue. Simply ridiculous, given the circumstances and it played out clumsily on the screen. From hereon, the plot becomes progressively sillier right to the concluding scenes in the Paris apartment. I can't see myself bothering with Season 2.
Killing Eve dresses to impress and knows who it's aimed at - women. The story of how a low-ranking British MI6 officer becomes obsessed to the cost of her marriage, job and sanity with a deadly Terminator-style Russian hit-girl. Along the way we get to visit Paris, Moscow, London, Tuscany, Berlin, and look in rich women's wardrobes and expensive shops everywhere we go. And there's a fair bit of Russian prison for the Cell Block: H aficionado.I'll make this brief, Bond. The characters have no depth whatever, they're ciphers, to use an MI6 type phrase. The Russian hit-girl is perfectly drawn as a psychopath, which means she has no empathy for anyone, so the writers can make her do whatever they want for no reason whatever, except that she's angry - we never find out why. So it's a melodrama, and because the characters have no depth, characters get bumped off randomly, and the story gets fuller and fuller of Mexican standoffs.So it's an enjoyable, well acted and staged, corny melodrama, with a dark, cheeky flavour, hints of velvet, but sadly no finish. The last episode is very unsatisfying indeed.
The only more inept "spy" than the ones in this ridiculous series would be Inspector Clousseau. Cook dinner for a murderous assassin who breaks into your apartment? Sure!Chase a murderous assassin into a dark nighclub unarmed? Why not!Walk up to her unarmed & expect her not to shoot? Certainly!But if these scenarios sound good to you, then you'll like this totally unrealistic show about the most inept bunch of MI-5/6 staff you've ever seen, complete with plot holes through which you could drive a truck. Otherwise, watch something infinitely better like "The Game".
Here's my assessment of the first 5 episodes: excellent, excellent, way above average, horrible, completely off base. I won't be watching 6 thru 8, especially after reading the 1 sentence synopsis on the AMC site. Great cast, writing in the dumper after the first 3 episodes.