Finished Killing Eve season 1. Parts were fun and wonderful, but much of it was marred by poor writing/direction/editing. The emotional core of these scenes either moved too quickly, was poorly developed, or absent altogether.
I’m not saying it was bad, but there were quite a few ‘aw c’mon, really?’ moments for me where I just didn’t believe it. And I’m not talking about the story or action, but the character interactions and responses. They just didn’t ring true.
I get it. Eve finally gets to Oksana’s apartment and wants to really explore it. Within 90 seconds she is trashing the place, breaking bottles, etc. That is a lost opportunity on the part of the filmmakers to develop the tension, the emotional resonance…but nope, she just flies into it like a 14 year old. And I would expect that anyone who has been in counter-intelligence work for at least 10 years (as she says at one point) would not just lose their crap like that.
Yet I think that is somewhat the point of it. ‘What if spy action plots were populated by a bunch of overly-emotional or flawed female characters?’ I’m good with that. I’m neither a misogynist nor am I unhappy with the premise. I just think it could be more skillfully handled.
Still, I’ll watch Season 2, mostly because I like the assassin’s performance and it is solid entertainment. Just not ‘brilliant.’ If it’s really award worthy, it’s a slow year for competition.
tl:dr : I’m not pooping on it, but it could be better than it is, even with the same premise, story, characters and actors.