June 1, 2020 at 9:49 am #1203511778
Contrary to others, I personally enjoyed the season and found the last half in particular right up there with the shows best.
Jodie Comer was perfect as ever, with ‘Are You From Pinner?’ being the standout episode from the entire season.
Fiona Shaw has also been on brilliant form, and deserves an Emmy nomination, maybe even the win.
Check out more of my thoughts on Twitter (@AMG_Review) and Instagram (amg_reviews)June 1, 2020 at 10:35 am #1203511821
I don’t agree with most people here either. This was a beautiful finale and Villanelle giving Eve the choice to walk away even if it killed her was heartbreaking.June 1, 2020 at 12:56 pm #1203511966
The season was underwhelming and boring, ending with a ridiculous finale. Did we just witness Eve and Vilanelle acting like sitcom characters? They’re suddenly best buddies.
Whatever happened with PWB making a cameo?June 1, 2020 at 1:26 pm #1203512010
What I also didn’t like is how they killed Dasha. If they wanted to do it, they should have killed her in the scene eve crushed her chest. That would have led to more character development for eve which she badly needed. This was a dumb way for her to die. I hope that next season that if they introduce new characters they don’t kill them off before the end of the season. It’s becoming a little predictable at this point that Many new supporting characters of a season are killed by the end and the only one who stay on for the next season are eve villanelle Carolyn and Konstantin. I really did not love this season but I also did not hate it. I hope next season is gonna become vastly different which the end of the season finale is promisingJune 1, 2020 at 2:34 pm #1203512071
the relationship eve and villanelle had in this episode felt completely unearned. They acted in this episode as if they were these squabbling couple while the only times they’ve seen each other since eve was shot was the scene on the bus and the quick hi on the train. Also remember when villanelle killed Bill: Eve’s colleague and one of her best friends? Cause eve surely doesn’t. You know, this episode could have brought them together but they way they were portrayed here with each other felt like we missed a few steps in this relationship.
I agree on everything. I felt like nothing had happened this season. S1 wasn’t about a romantical attraction but the show has turned it this way because it was easy to do. What was once the best show of the year and season is now poorly written. That being said, Shaw was incredible this season and the season finale finally gave Oh something to do. It all ended in a way that S4 will be a completely clear page.June 1, 2020 at 3:25 pm #1203512128
A calmer ending compared to the first two, seems like a romcom now. Fleabag and Normal people could never. Villanlle being called ‘boring’ after her character development is not something I’d label tbh but each to the own. In order for me to get over the eps I didn’t enjoy they ought to make more than 8 for an heightened climax.June 1, 2020 at 6:42 pm #1203512335
I watched the finale. This season was very mixed and poorly written. The finale itself was watchable and entertaining as long as you didn’t question any of the writer’s resolutions to the plots that didn’t make sense or weren’t earned. There are too many to name, so I won’t.
With the material that they were given, I do think all 4 of the main cast members did great work this season, especially in the finale. I am really interested in seeing if/how Emmy voters will go for this. I personally wouldn’t nominate Jodie Comer without Sandra Oh. I think both were great and if voters are sticking with this show, both will be checked off, not just one. Fiona Shaw was given great material and delivered. I also wouldn’t be surprised to see Kim Bodnia show up in Supporting Actor.
And yet… at the same time… I wouldn’t be surprised to see everyone snubbed due to dip in quality now 2 seasons in a row. I would be shocked if this somehow received any noms in Drama Series, Writing or Directing.June 1, 2020 at 8:45 pm #1203512453
The season finale was open ended enough that they could be aiming for a stand alone Villanelle season like episode 5. As others have said, it also felt like a series finale in a sense: a goodbye to the relationship between the two leads? Maybe they’re aiming to refresh and go in a completely different direction with a different cast for season 4.
The main problem to me is the changing of the showrunner and head writer every season. There was a question earlier in the thread about why they decided to go with a different female British showrunner every season. I think they saw the show as a feminist show with feminist characters and wanted to have another first: a woman handing the baton to another woman, then repeating every additional season. I suppose they liked the way it sounded (like female empowerment), but I think in reality, it was a very bad decision as each show runner has such vastly different ideas and visions of where the script should go. This show is an example of how incongruity in the script ends up in incoherence and a feeling that filler material is being used to cover it up.
Overall, the season was poorly written, with very little character development. Oddly enough, I preferred Season 2 to Season 3, even though Season 2’s ending got significant criticism within the fan base. I don’t think it will be nominated for Drama Series, Directing, or Writing.
The only possibility is Acting noms for one or more of the three leads: Fiona, Sandra, or Jodie. Fiona Shaw was given the best material of the season, and she was a lead this season. Not a fan of them killing off character after character, which seems gimmicky. These three, plus Kim Bodnia, did the best they could with the script and are all fine actors. It just goes to show you how absolutely dependent actors are on the script in order to secure their Emmy and other award noms. I absolutely agree that I would not nom Jodie without Sandra being nommed as well. Sandra did the best she could with the very little character arc she had.
What keeps coming back to me that was never addressed in either Season 2 or 3 is why Eve would ever forgive Villanelle for coldly killing Bill, her friend and boss, in the night club in Season 1. Why that would transition into intense romantic feelings for Villanelle? It’s a major plot hole. I get finicky with scripts for movies and shows, but I get the sense from Twitter that the fan base is not really concerned with the script. They just want the Villanelle and Eve romance, and so they react with intense anger to the season 2 ending and intense love for the season 3 bus scene. I’m just not sure where the show goes from here.June 1, 2020 at 11:27 pm #1203512550
My favorite quote from last episode: “Dear Graldine, I think it’s time you left” thanks God finnaly, but what was the point of the characterJune 2, 2020 at 2:28 am #1203512644
That scene where V viciously beats and kills Rhian. Such a romcom/sitcom moment rightJune 2, 2020 at 5:14 am #1203512686
Even bringing the two main characters couldn’t overcome this season’s lacking quality.
Killing Eve season 3 is the worst season of television of an acclaimed show since Homeland season 3.
Twitter: @rcs818June 2, 2020 at 7:39 am #1203512789
Here’s the lowdown.
Kim Bodnia has been underrated for S3
Fiona will not be the only nom, if even nominated
Jodie will be nominated without Sandra and there’s nothing the derby crew can do to stop it.
Knowing S4 will happen peeps on here better stick to there word of not participating in the discourse of this show. Hate watching is a tiring thing. Criticisms are always welcomed.June 2, 2020 at 8:17 am #1203512811
But seriously, what was the point of Geraldine? The writers could’ve easily had Konstantin exploit Carolyn’s guarded loneliness after Kenny’s death without a middleman.June 2, 2020 at 2:42 pm #1203513412
What a lovely finale. This season has been a bit rocky, but it’s also had some really good episodes (this weeks being one of them). Fiona/Jodie/Sandra were all great this episode. Eve and Villanelle just work so well together when their both on screen at the same time. I would have cut the scene with Dasha as if they were going to kill her off, why didn’t they do it after Eve stepped on her?
Episodes I Loved:
“Meetings Have Biscuits”
“Are You Leading or Am I”
Episodes I Liked:
“Still Got It”
“Are You From Pinner”
Episodes I didn’t like:
“Sleepy Sleepy Catchy Monkey”
“End of Game”
Overall, all three leading ladies are deserving of nominations this year. Fiona had the best material and should definitely be getting a emmy nomination. Jodie was great from the second half of the season and had some juicy material. Sandra was great for the first half of the season, then again in the last 2 episodes. Kim Bodnia was also very good in the last 3 episodes, especially in his scenes with Shaw.
UNBELIEVABLE, Quiz, Years and Years, Defending Jacob in all Categories
Merritt Wever, Toni Collette, Matthew Macfadyen, Emma Thompson, Chris Evans & Michelle Dockery
STRANGER THINGS, The Morning Show, Big Little Lies, The Crown, Killing Eve
- Jennifer Aniston, VIOLA DAVIS, Jodie Comer, Sandra Oh, Nicole Kidman, Olivia Colman
- FIONA SHAW, HBC
SCHITTS CREEK, Dead to Me, Sex Education
- Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy, Christina Applegate, Linda CaJune 2, 2020 at 3:39 pm #1203513460
Binged s3 the past couple of days. I don’t think it’s necessarily bad or unwatchable, but the season cruelly lacked stakes. Most episodes felt like fillers or stuff was just happening. It’s almost like we were watching the first episodes of a show with 22ep per year, not 8.
It was probably already said multiple times, but changing showrunners every season is a terrible idea. The show is unable to establish a true continuity or mythology because they have to basically create a clean slate for the next showrunner to take over. It’s even more evident this time with the disappearance of every character introduced this season (Geraldine, Dasha, Paul, Helene…).
The character development in the finale felt rushed for sure, but it didn’t bother me much. The show shines when Eve and Villanelle are together and the episode delivered on that department. I also think the ending of the season is basically how s2 should have already ended, with them running away together.
Regarding Emmy chances, Comer, Oh and Shaw were great. Comer continues to deliver, imo, one of the best performance currently on TV. She absolutely deserves to return despite the quality of her show, her performance stays impeccable. Oh has always been underrated here and I thought she was as good as usual. She would be deserving of a nomination too even if it seems like a long shot. However, if voters are still watching the show and liked her performance in the first 2 seasons, I don’t see why they wouldn’t nominate her again, so who knows. It was also obviously Shaw’s best season, but she has probably the hardest path for a nomination.
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