April 13, 2020 at 3:03 am #1203423834
That was already a great start to season 3 of Killing Eve, solid episode and the new POV’s worked. Once again Fiona Shaw is the MVP of the series and gave a great episode as Carolyn, particularly as the character seemed less confident than previous seasons. With that twist ending, I’m sure her role is up for a great arc this season.April 13, 2020 at 3:56 am #1203423893
I found the premiere pretty dull, it just felt bland to me. I really loved season one so it’s so disappointing how far this show has fallen in terms of quality, if ever a show should have been a limited series it should have been Killing Eve. This show has nothing new to say anymore.
Sandra should just campaign for supporting at this point lol, she certainly was not a lead last season and it looks like this season is a continuation of that. I could see the series dropping out of a few of the major categories such as writing and maybe directing, especially with the tougher competition this year. Comer still delivers a watchable performance, but I don’t think that’s enough to carry the whole show though. I didn’t mind Kenny dying, they already have too many characters they can’t be bothered to develop, so maybe this will mean we get more fiona Shaw?
Curious to see where this season goes, as they haven’t set up anything to really grab the audience so far.April 13, 2020 at 4:12 am #1203423905
Already not a fan of the first episode of Season 3 and especially of the decision the writers made with its ending.
It was kind of necessary if you think about it. What happened to Kenny was probably the only thing that could bring Eve back into investigating the Twelve.April 13, 2020 at 4:44 am #1203423928
I too would like to award mvp to Fiona. You know I kinda get why the Brits were harsh if you that’s all your’re going to see for this season. The episode was meh personified. The ending deserved more build up in my opinion. If it happened in Season 1 it would’ve had a much greater impact, hypothetically. Sandra definitely should go for supporting if she’s not going to be in an entire episode but for the premiere I felt I saw her more than I expected. The trailer showed me colour, explosions and clowns. I want better next week.April 13, 2020 at 5:32 am #1203423977
I found the premiere pretty dull, it just felt bland to me. I really loved season one so it’s so disappointing how far this show has fallen in terms of quality, if ever a show should have been a limited series it should have been Killing Eve. This show has nothing new to say anymore. Sandra should just campaign for supporting at this point lol, she certainly was not a lead last season and it looks like this season is a continuation of that.
I watched the first episode, and it’s totally jarring when they show new actors and characters you’ve never seen before. Just casually slipping them in like no one will notice. What’s the context behind the very first scene at the wedding and who is Villanelle’s new wife? Why is she in Spain? That ending was a shocker. It’s like it’s skipping forward in time and then backwards with flashbacks.
I do also agree that they should give a strong thought for campaigning Sandra in supporting actress for the Emmys. I know the show is called “Killing Eve,” but they really reduced her screen presence last season and it appears like again this season to the point where she’s not in episode 5 at all. A lead actress would be in every episode, and that’s their choice. That would clash with Fiona Shaw in supporting, but I don’t see Fiona with a real chance to win the Emmy as of right now. I don’t see Sandra beating Olivia Colman, Laura Linney, Jennifer Aniston, and Jodie Comer for the Lead Actress Drama Emmy this year. She also has a strong chance of missing being nominated for Lead. I think the buzz for the show has worn off.
Allison Janney, Kit Harington, and Emilia Clarke are examples of Emmy winners/nominees who have rotated between Lead and Supporting acting nominations for the same show.April 13, 2020 at 6:17 am #1203424027
Killing Eve has proven premieres and launching their season’s storylines is not its strong suit. I found the pilot to be the weakest episode in season one, and thought the premiere of season two was a whole lot of nothing and a horrible execution of resolving the cliffhanger. “Slowly Slowly Catchy Monkey” is better than season two’s first episode, but overall more disappointing than satisfying. The opening was wild fun, but was dropped so quickly and left unresolved. I found the episode to be as dull as the reviews indicate. As someone who has preferred Comer’s performance to Oh’s the majority of the time, I found myself more drawn to Oh’s work this time around. Eve’s scenes were the most successful, in my opinion. But again, most the episode is just very dull.
Twitter: @rcs818April 13, 2020 at 6:21 am #1203424030
This feels like some major overreaction.
There is no way she is going to be moved to supporting. Come on!
If anything this episode proved that she is the lead. Her scenes were better and had more emotional weight.April 13, 2020 at 6:43 am #1203424050
As someone who has preferred Comer’s performance to Oh’s the majority of the time, I found myself more drawn to Oh’s work this time around. Eve’s scenes were the most successful, in my opinion. But again, most the episode is just very dull.
Same boat. I felt her scenes had more purpose. Villanelle had a wedding, hopefuly explained, and a hit to kill the shop owner, wasn’t explained but idc why. Which made the end result dissatisfying.April 13, 2020 at 7:03 am #1203424087
Good episode overall. Like the focus on Sandra Oh. Fiona Shaw had her best episode.
Overall Grade- A-
MVP- Sandra Oh
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 CaApril 13, 2020 at 9:45 am #1203424374
I must be watching a different show, but in what world was this Fiona Shaw’s best episode? She barely did anything. She’s a good actress, but she doesn’t get any material worthy of awards recognition. Her performance and acclaim kind of reminds me of Jacki Weaver in “Silver Linings Playbook.” For some reason, it’s acclaimed and gets award noms, but all she does is making facial expressions and say a few sassy lines. Nothing truly award worthy, especially considered the competition.April 13, 2020 at 10:58 am #1203424548
I liked the episode. It wasn’t anything special but I liked it. Definitely the worst premiere of the three seasons but that final OMG…My poor Kenny. I liked him so much. Sandra Oh was definitely the MVP for me. Jodie was fantastic as always but she didn’t had anything special to do in this episode. Fiona was great as well and it was one of her best episodes so far. From the promos she’s going to have a much bigger arc than in previous seasons. I know this is a bit insane but you guys think Sean Delaney stands any chance of getting a Guest nomination? I thought he was pretty great in the episode and his interactions with Sandra were really cute and subtle.
Anyway, I would rank it 7/10.
Jane Lapotaire, The Crown (Drama Guest Actress)
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown (Drama Supporting Actress)
Josh O'Connor, The Crown (Drama Supporting Actor)
Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve (Drama Supporting Actress)
Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh, Killing Eve (Drama Actress)
Evgenia Dodina, Killing Eve (Drama Guest Actress)April 13, 2020 at 11:02 am #1203424558
Finally finished the episode. Not bad….not great….but not memorable. My grade: B+April 13, 2020 at 11:09 am #1203424569
I literally cringed when everyone at the wedding started to fight, that was such a cheap attempt to maintain the show’s tone. Anyway, the ending made me intrigued to watch what happens next.April 13, 2020 at 1:21 pm #1203424797
That premiere was such a mess. All over the place. I saw what they were trying to do with the opening scene, but it didn’t work. The ending scenes intrigued me, but otherwise this was dull and messy.
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