Killing Eve review BBC America's cat-and-mouse spy show is a classic genre piece executed very well. We talk about its tension and its great lead performance from Sandra Oh on this week's episode.
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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Killing Eve'

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Killing Eve'

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Killing Eve'

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Killing Eve'

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Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) in the BBC America thriller Killing Eve.
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Killing Eve is the rare show that's been building its audience since it premiered. Created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who also made the dark comedy Fleabag, the spy thriller follows an international assassin named Villanelle (Jodie Comer) as she's chased by an American-born British intelligence agent named Eve (Sandra Oh).

NPR's Kat Chow joins us to talk about the show she says has gotten all the way under her skin, and we talk about the temptation to look for a sweet spot in a dangerous monster as well as the fact that Sandra Oh should, quite frankly, star in everything, as far as we're concerned. We like this show a lot, so tune in for lots of analysis about what makes the execution of a formula so strong that it becomes a terrific piece of television.

Killing Eve is on BBC America, and you can catch up on demand.