BBC1’s quirky new genre-smashing cat and mouse thriller Killing Eve debuted on Saturday night (September 15) and was met with widespread acclaim from viewers.
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The dark and witty drama drew in praise with a “phenomenal” opening episode which followed MI5 agent Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) as she attempted to track down a mysterious assassin called Villanelle (Jodie Comer).
#KillingEve is brilliant. That’s a phenomenal opening episode
— Greg Jenner (@greg_jenner) September 15, 2018
This is already every shade of wonderful. #KillingEve
— Ian Hyland (@HylandIan) September 15, 2018
I am LOVING #killingeve and now have aspirations to be a slinky assassin
— Zoah Hedges-Stocks (@Zoah_HS) September 15, 2018
In particular, Comer was singled out for her mesmerising portrayal of the psychopathic (yet lovable) contract killer…
am i supposed to find the scary mean assassin adorable?? #killingeve
— prison 13 love bot ???? (@uwuttaker) September 15, 2018
Well everyone was right…#KillingEve is magnificent television. Jodie Comer has always been amazing – she deserves all the success coming her way.
— Jo Malley ???????? (@marciehatter) September 15, 2018
Good morning to Villanelle fans only #KillingEve
— Luke Jennings (@LukeJennings1) September 15, 2018
And writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge (who also penned BBC3’s Fleabag) was praised on her laugh out loud yet thrilling script, based on Luke Jennings’ novella series Codename Villanelle…
Bold, bonkers, and totally binge-worthy. Phoebe Waller-Bridge should now be referred to as HRH of TV #KillingEve
— Rianne Ison (@rianne_ison) September 15, 2018
phoebe waller-bridge is a genius, #killingeve is next level and the soundtrack bangs
— Sophie (@slwhitlam) September 16, 2018
— Alastair Stewart (@alstewitn) September 15, 2018
I am SO SO proud of Pheobe Waller-Bridge for #KillingEve Its insane and I love her ! Thank you !
— imogen☁️ (@ulfilasalphabet) September 15, 2018
However, Killing Eve viewers have been left with quite a dilemma: with the entire series now available to watch on BBC iPlayer, should they binge on it or string out the drama over the coming weeks?
Arrgh, decisions, decisions: do I binge the rest of #KillingEve or do I do it on the drip feed on Saturdays?
— Kate Bevan is tired (@katebevan) September 15, 2018
Question is whether to binge watch #killingeve or drag it out at one a week…
— J Courtenay Grimwood (@JonCG) September 15, 2018
While some want to savour it for as long as possible…
Terrific first episode of #KillingEve. I'm going to try and resist devouring it all at once and wait until next week for Episode 2.
— Jonathan Mills (@jonathanmills95) September 15, 2018
— bridgetmck (@bridgetmck) September 16, 2018
Others went straight to iPlayer and watched the entire thing in one sleep-deprived sitting…
— Danny Mac (@dannymaconline) September 15, 2018
— Joe Layton (@jay_layts) September 15, 2018
Binge watching #KillingEve Compelling drama/comedy adapted/created/writen/produced by the brilliant Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Staring the amazing @IamSandraOh and @jodiecomer sleep is over rated compared to this.
— Jason Speirs (@Speirs139) September 15, 2018
#KillingEve I have just binged the next 5 and half episodes on the iPlayer – I must get some sleep!
— Jenny Stroud (@jennys3183) September 16, 2018
The choice is yours…
Killing Eve is on at 9.25pm on Saturday, BBC1. Or you can now watch the entire first series on BBC iPlayer.