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Killing Eve: Season 2 Reviews

December 16, 2019
And it is still very much a thriller with a feminist bent, on display in the most unexpected moments.
December 16, 2019
Killing Eve may no longer be the single best show on any platform, as it was last year. But it's still the most exhilarating hour of TV out there.
December 16, 2019
At which point Killing Eve returns gloriously to form, with a funny, clever script that starts to rebuild the sexual tension between agent and assassin.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 28, 2019
A recipe in search of a chef. Everything is more, everything is less.
June 10, 2019
I inhaled the first series and thought I'd inhale the second, but - how can I put this? It's a bit slow. Its self-aware, self-congratulatory tone is grating, and the only thing left is a great soundtrack and Comer in some eye-catching outfits.
June 10, 2019
Yet as the season inevitably outgrows the cat and mouse premise that sustained series one and Eve and Villanelle became more intimately acquainted, a slight flakiness start to intrude.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 10, 2019
If the script is a tiny bit less nuanced and the whole not quite as light on its feet as the first season was, it hardly matters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 6, 2019
Last series we saw a slightly softer side to Villanelle in her interactions with the young girl she abducted. Here [Jodie] Comer gives us an anti-heroine who's battered, scared, in pain, exhausted and outmanoeuvred. She's excellent.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 29, 2019
Helmed by new showrunner Emerald Fennell, Killing Eve's second season trades in the precise mordant wit of series creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge for something more garish and horrifying.
April 29, 2019
Maybe Killing Eve is different because it's funnier. Maybe it's because it's made by women-or because murderous rage seems, right now, like a relevant basis for female bonding.
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April 8, 2019
If Eve is our frayed tether to reality, Villanelle embodies the entitled, otherworldly glamour of both being in her line of work and taking pride in it.
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April 8, 2019
New spin for a new season, but the black heart of "Killing Eve" remains intact.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 5, 2019
Killing Eve" deftly continues the cat-and-mouse game that made this BBC America series one of 2018's most pleasant surprises -- an espionage caper loaded with dry wit, dark comedy and two splendid central performances.
April 5, 2019
The new episodes reverberate with a sense of humor that's absurd, bleak, and distinctly British.
April 5, 2019
When Comer purposely flexes even the tiniest muscle during Killing Eve, you sit up straighter in your seat.
April 4, 2019
The series benefitted last time around by seldom having the two stars in the same episode, and new writer Emerald Fennell maintains that format.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 4, 2019
It's not the deception that's intriguing; it's the honesty.
April 2, 2019
Beyond funny, the series continues to be clever, with plenty of intriguing tricks up its sleeve, the retention of some good characters and we shall see how the newbies develop (two episodes isn't enough for that when they barely get screen time).
March 28, 2019
Thankfully, Killing Eve retains the snap-crackle-pop dialogue of season one, with women, adamant and scabrous, delivering the zingers, and men, generally horny, highfalutin and unknowing, withstanding them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 25, 2019
"Killing Eve" remains very much grounded in its original identity. This is a show about two women lovingly entwined by their own complicated obsessions, fighting for what they want in a world that doesn't understand them.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 25, 2019
To paraphrase Villanelle herself, it's going to be hard to trust Killing Eve again, but let's give it time to prove itself.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 25, 2019
The first two episodes of Killing Eve Season 2 are full of compelling twists and wrinkles, but it's the sly feminism at the heart of the show's cat-and-mouse game that makes it all so infectiously fun.