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Killing Eve season 3 review roundup: Still entertaining but missing the edge

Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh starrer spy thriller Killing Eve's season 3 has opened to mixed critical reception.

Killing Eve season 3 Killing Eve stars Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh.

Season 3 of spy thriller Killing Eve has premiered to mixed reviews.

In her review of Killing Eve Season 3, The New York Times’ Mike Hale wrote, “Killing Eve” isn’t a bad show now, but it’s a different show, in depressing ways — less vital, more ordinary. It is still shocking here and there but largely devoid of surprise. A mordant and sexy comic thriller edged with terror has become a competent psychodrama bordered with sentimentality. The air has gone out of it.”

The Hollywood Reporter’s Inkoo Kang noted, “The first two scenes of Killing Eve’s promising premiere — set at a gloomy gymnastics training session in 1970s Russia and a ravishingly elegant castle wedding in current-day Spain, respectively — feature exactly the kind of mischievously malevolent twists with which creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge distinguished the first season. Their tableaux of antisocial violence slashing at romantic hope boast a sense of focus sorely missing from season two.”


IndieWire’s Ben Travers was of the opinion that “Killing Eve” is a hybrid — a serialized procedural — and Season 3 tests how comfortable fans will be with a regimented structure. It’s perfectly fine entertainment, supported by two excellent performances. But if the series wants its edge back, it will have to go in for the kill.”

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Forbes’ Linda Maleh concluded her review of Killing Eve Season 3, saying, “The first season of Killing Eve earned enough good will with me that I will probably watch this show to the end, but if you’re looking for it to be as good as it was, you will be sorely disappointed.”

First published on: 13-04-2020 at 11:56:58 am
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