Author Topic: Time For A Killing Eve Thread, Innit ?  (Read 1994 times)

Time For A Killing Eve Thread, Innit ?
« on: September 27, 2018, 02:10:18 PM »
Well, it is. Top Liverpool lass Jodie Comer does a convincing Russian accent, and gives a creditable performance as the mercurial, maladjusted murdering minx Villanelle and really, really looks like this top Russian bird who I massively fancy, while the rest of the cast do a top job of giving voice to barely credible lines and acting in barely credible scenes with great gusto. Sandra Oh ' s character is quite annoying, I'll give you that.
Just binge watched the whole series,  birrova lull in the middle, but when things get moved over to Moscow, it's jolly enjoyable . Rather this wilfully frivolous , not even remotely believable and knowing full well this to be the case, romp than the po- faced nonsense of blummin' " Bodyguard ".

Y'all agree, right ?

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Re: Time For A Killing Eve Thread, Innit ?
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2018, 02:15:42 PM »
I also just binged-watched this series. Really enjoyed it. I thought Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer both gave great performances. Comer's role is the more entertaining, but that's because she gets to do all the fun stuff. I love how she didn't care about playing the character as "cool", even though it is a cool character, she wasn't afraid to look goofy with her mannerisms and facial expressions.

And, as said above by Lisa, the series doesn't take itself seriously, which far too many of these BBC/ITV dramas do, and that makes it all the more enjoyable.

Re: Time For A Killing Eve Thread, Innit ?
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2018, 02:17:32 PM »
Yeah, yer woman Comer gives good goofy facial expressions. Top actress.

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Re: Time For A Killing Eve Thread, Innit ?
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2018, 03:43:16 PM »
Yep, great fun. A pulpy gust of wry, knowing black comedy that never feels pleased with itself. Comer delivers such a great, weird comic performance - she makes homicidal psychopathy look like a blast.

Re: Time For A Killing Eve Thread, Innit ?
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2018, 03:52:46 PM »
Yeah, it's all very much a British versh of PCQT ( Pre- Crap Quentin Tarantino ).

Re: Time For A Killing Eve Thread, Innit ?
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2018, 04:22:43 PM »
absolute horseshit based on one episode.  sexy luxury assassins who quip, Sandra Oh playing MI5 agent infected with Miranda-itis, Sunday at 9 on ITV, ooh it'll be great! (it won't). all the little tics fell flat, i just hated the fuck out of this content lite.

Re: Time For A Killing Eve Thread, Innit ?
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2018, 04:35:18 PM »
absolute horseshit based on one episode.  sexy luxury assassins who quip, Sandra Oh playing MI5 agent infected with Miranda-itis, Sunday at 9 on ITV, ooh it'll be great! (it won't). all the little tics fell flat, i just hated the fuck out of this content lite.

I initially had some misgivings ( and Sandra Oh ' s character annoyed me throughout ). Give it another couple of episodes, see what you think.

Top writer of this show ( mostly ) Fleabag Poshbird seems to have this thing about mammary glands, too. Don't let that put you off.

There's something pleasingly offhand and " Don't give a fuck, mate, You're enjoying this shit, aren't you?   " knowingly pseudo-shoddy about the dialogue writing ( and, indeed, writing of entire scenes ) which I actually find quite likable. There's a particular scene involving a panicked Owen Boyd, which I Don't think has been broadcast terrestially yet, which shows some great chutzpah, but not going to mention it now.

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Re: Time For A Killing Eve Thread, Innit ?
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2018, 04:40:20 PM »
absolute horseshit based on one episode.  sexy luxury assassins who quip, Sandra Oh playing MI5 agent infected with Miranda-itis, Sunday at 9 on ITV, ooh it'll be great! (it won't). all the little tics fell flat, i just hated the fuck out of this content lite.

It's on BBC One  at 9.25pm on a Saturday night.

The sexy assassin is an amusing parody of that archetype. Sandra Oh is nothing like Miranda.

Fair enough if you didn't like it, but you seem to be judging it based on something it isn't trying to be.

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Re: Time For A Killing Eve Thread, Innit ?
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2018, 04:47:24 PM »
I initially had some misgivings ( and Sandra Oh ' s character annoyed me throughout ). Give it another couple of episodes, see what you think.

Top writer of this show ( mostly ) Fleabag Poshbird seems to have this thing about mammary glands, too. Don't let that put you off.

There's something pleasingly offhand and " Don't give a fuck, mate, You're enjoying this shit, aren't you?   " knowingly pseudo-shoddy about the dialogue writing ( and, indeed, writing of entire scenes ) which I actually find quite likable. There's a particular scene involving a panicked Owen Boyd, which I Don't think has been broadcast terrestially yet, which shows some great chutzpah, but not going to mention it now.

That's what I like about it, that glib, offhand desecration of Jack Bauer-style action. It runs the risk of being smug and annoying, but the tone is weirdly endearing and enjoyably daft.

Re: Time For A Killing Eve Thread, Innit ?
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2018, 04:50:33 PM »
It's on BBC One  at 9.25pm on a Saturday night.

The sexy assassin is an amusing parody of that archetype. Sandra Oh is nothing like Miranda.

Fair enough if you didn't like it, but you seem to be judging it based on something it isn't trying to be.

- i know when it's actually on, i was quoting the Trip
- yeah but Phoebe Waller-Bridge does that sort of posh comic banality/awkwardness like Miranda and a lot of the humour here was Fleabag transposed.

I'm judging it based on watching one shite episode. I might watch more, but I probably won't as I doubt it gets better. Christ I don't tell you off for liking something.

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Re: Time For A Killing Eve Thread, Innit ?
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2018, 04:53:12 PM »
I wasn't telling you off. Enjoy what you want to enjoy.

Christ.

Re: Time For A Killing Eve Thread, Innit ?
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2018, 05:10:24 PM »
I've watched about half now in the hope it would pick up but I'm really not liking it. I just find it clumsy and it's trying far too hard to be cool. I loved Fleabag but I've pretty much cringed my way through this and the only time I've laughed was at a death scene. I'm aware I'm in the minority here.

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Re: Time For A Killing Eve Thread, Innit ?
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2018, 05:38:37 PM »
I just find it clumsy and it's trying far too hard to be cool.

I didn't think it wanted to be cool at all. It played up to the goofiness. The fact it wasn't trying to be cool is one of the reasons I liked it so much.

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« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2018, 05:49:16 PM »
I thought it was trying really hard, mainly around Jodie Comer's character.

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Re: Time For A Killing Eve Thread, Innit ?
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2018, 07:22:41 PM »
First few eps were ok. I disliked everyone from episode 5 onwards.

It's a bit of a Martin McDonagh wannabe without the wit. A shame as it was a good cast but the writing was pants.

Some great music too but used in such an unsubtle way it became annoying.

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Re: Time For A Killing Eve Thread, Innit ?
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2018, 11:05:07 PM »
Thought it was terrific right up until the end, which I won't spoil but was very anti-climactic and... oh, just look away if you haven't seen it... leaves everything open in true cliffhanger-style and lacked the satisfying integrity of a proper conclusion (which could still have left things open but this was just "boom! Wait for series 2!')... sigh... anyway, it's Darren Boyd, isn't it, not Owen.

Re: Time For A Killing Eve Thread, Innit ?
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2018, 11:12:37 PM »
Yes it is, cheers for that. Agree with you about the underwhelming anti-climactic " gotta write a series 2, Innit? " ending, too. Sarah O' s character staying insipid and unengaging right to the very end, there. Fair play to her for consistency.

Re: Time For A Killing Eve Thread, Innit ?
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2018, 11:24:10 PM »
Two things:

1. Mrs Studpuppet likes it and I'd rather watch this with her than some of the shite she wants to see.
2. They at least made a bit of effort with the soundtrack, which I appreciated and therefore cut it some considerable slack.

Re: Time For A Killing Eve Thread, Innit ?
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2018, 12:00:00 AM »
I thought all the 'chic' pop songs on the soundtrack made it come across more like a car advert, or the production team letting us know what great taste in music they have.

I liked the opening scene, felt quite fleabaggy, the way it lures you into thinking a certain way about this woman, who then pulls the rug from under your feet. But then that character's 'unpredictability' becomes quite predictable. Maybe this changes after a few episodes.

Re: Time For A Killing Eve Thread, Innit ?
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2018, 12:40:10 AM »
It looks hoity-toity and namby-pamby from the five minutes I've seen.

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Re: Time For A Killing Eve Thread, Innit ?
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2018, 12:52:11 AM »
It looks hoity-toity and namby-pamby from the five minutes I've seen.

Which five minutes have you seen? It's a violent, cartoony black comedy, not a Merchant-Ivory film.

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Re: Time For A Killing Eve Thread, Innit ?
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2018, 08:31:09 AM »
Probably 5 minutes with David Haig in.

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« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2018, 01:11:53 PM »
Cuellar's right. It was my lame joke.

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Re: Time For A Killing Eve Thread, Innit ?
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2018, 10:23:43 PM »
I just caught the last 5 minutes if the latest one. I've been in busy nightclubs, but never one where I've literally not been able to get past people.

Still fucking shit.

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Re: Time For A Killing Eve Thread, Innit ?
« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2018, 11:17:41 PM »
David Haig, a man presumably in his early sixties, would've died from dehydration in a sweaty club while dressed like Inspector Clouseau.

Such an unrealistic programme.

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Re: Time For A Killing Eve Thread, Innit ?
« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2018, 11:33:28 PM »
The assassin lady has an incredibly beautiful face.

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« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2018, 12:23:22 AM »
David Haig has a lovely bald head.

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« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2018, 12:28:31 AM »
Yeah, I hated this.

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Re: Time For A Killing Eve Thread, Innit ?
« Reply #28 on: October 01, 2018, 05:13:50 PM »
I watched the first one and something felt off to me and then I found out it was written by the indie Miranda and it all clicked into place.

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« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2018, 08:20:40 PM »
Better than effing Bodyguard wank