Killing Eve may be a gory spy thriller but it’s also funny in a dark way. Those little moments of levity help break the tension and add the extra edge to the characters. Yes, this spy thriller from 2018 had us hooked and glued to our television sets for the longest time. And Phoebe Waller-Bridge created a show full of amazing twists, dark humor, and well-fleshed out characters had the fans and critics raving about it. Killing Eve has Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer as the chief protagonists.
Sandra Oh is Eve Polastri who plays the role of MI5 spy. Jodie Comer is Oksana Astankova, popular as Villanelle, a female assassin who is Eve’s pursuit of interest. We know when we round off an amazing show on an OTT platform, we want to watch something similar. So, the quest goes on to find something similar that would appeal to our sensibilities, and here’s help at hand to figure out your next marathon binge session. Read on.
The Night Manager
This John le Carré adaptation boasts of some of the best from Hollywood. This includes the likes of Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, and Elizabeth Debicki. Olivia Colman is exemplary as the intelligence officer Angela Burr, who puts up an amazing performance while pregnant with her third child.
This show won numerous awards at the 2017 Golden Globes, with the three leads winning big for the acting awards. It’s a mini-series that packs quite the punch complete with great performances, amazing cinematography, helping you go on a binge-fest. Watch it on Amazon Prime.
Orphan Black is the BBC America conspiracy hit with strong female leads at the helm of affairs. It is played by Tatiana Maslany, who digs into her fascinating role, playing the member of the Clone Club as they try and figure out the various reasons for their existence.
It’s thrilling, heartbreakingly honest, and confusing all rolled into one. Everything is top-notch right from Maslany’s acting differences between the various clones to the costumes to the hair, and makeup, everything added to the aura. These efforts made the show go a long way. Watch it on Amazon Prime.
The show is full of British suaveness and the thrilling cat and mouse chase. The sudden turn reminds you of the reminiscent of the unpredictability of Killing Eve. Richard Madden takes up the role of David Budd, an ex-soldier assigned to take the role of the Home Secretary Julia Montague.
The show packs in almost everything right from star-crossed romance to shocking turns. The cat and mouse game of politicians, transforming the political scene and impact the regular people, PTSD, and vigilance will leave you hooked. It makes for a riveting phenomenal final episode that will even make you forget to breathe.
If you are looking for complex female characters like Killing Eve and Revenge falls under this category too. Revenge, as the name suggests is about revenge and it draws inspiration from The Count of Monte Cristo. However, in this movie, there is a gender swap.
After spending a tumultuous young life, a woman, Amanda returns to the place she was born, the Hamptons. And she is there to exact revenge on the people for betraying and killing her father. We have Madeleine Stowe playing the role of the glamorous and scheming Victoria Grayson locking horns with Amanda.
Killing Eve brings healthy dozes of the exotic to the table also brings out of this world to weave into the storyline. It’s an intriguing international hunt for one of the most dangerous female assassins of all time. However, Broadchurch isn’t all about pursuing wily killers.
But it is a more down to earth version, more of a kind of murder investigation drama. Broadchurch has the excellent casting of Olivia Colman and David Tennant who play the local investigators working on long case investigations in the town of Broadchurch. What binds the two shows, are its relentless pace and the twists and turns.
Well, these five series are some of our most favorite and thrilling series that joining the Killing Eve category of shows. Have you seen any of the shows here? Or any other show, that you would like to share us with, which equal parts thrilling, chilling, and fun! Let us know in the comments section below.