Killing Eve (2018 - 2022)

Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) is an ambitious MI5 operative in London who knows she can offer more, and when she’s called in to help investigate an assassin, she has a hunch that the killer is a woman. Overstepping her position, Eve is no stranger to reprimand, and her boss doesn’t want her snooping. His ignorance leads to a missed detail and the murder of a witness since the assassin is always one step ahead, and it’s all blamed on Eve. She’s fired, but it’s not the end of the line since the director of MI6, Carolyn Martens (Fiona Shaw), hires her to head a top-secret operation to find the killer, “Villanelle” (Jodie Comer). The new job takes Eve to Europe, away from her supportive husband and friends, deeper into the web Villanelle weaves. The two women become fascinated with each other as the bodies pile up, and when their identities morph into a twisted sisterhood, the cat and mouse game become the most important thing in their lives.

Based on the novellas by British author Luke Jennings, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (of Fleabag fame) created the show Killing Eve to defy stereotypes of women characters. Over four seasons, the hit series spans Europe and the UK, where two women with two wildly different moral codes become deeply entwined. There are secrets, double-crossing and double agents galore, and absolutely no loyalties. Killing Eve entices with a killer cast, and the leads Oh and Comer have an intense chemistry that draws fans in, waiting for the next twist to happen.

Review by Carolyn Mauricette


Sandra Oh

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Asian Stories, Women's Stories

Canadian connection

Stars Sandra Oh
Oh won the 2019 Golden Globe for Best Actress for her portrayal of Eve.