The BBC spy thriller television series Killing Eve has concluded with a not-so-expected and, per Vanity Fair, not-well-liked ending. That being said, the four seasons of the BBC Three and BBC America drama have been a great ride for the viewers, with each season being led by a different head female writer. Killing Eve, based on Villanelle by Luke Jennings, gave a new insight to TV shows adapted from books. And it’s okay to say that Killing Eve did the book justice throught its past seasons, even though some might not be happy with the finale itself.
At any rate, the Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer-starrer has ended, and to stack up your watch list with more shows like Killing Eve, we are here. The drama evaporated a perfect amount of thrill, romance, craziness, acting, and, of course, writing, and to match its mark, we dug some of the best shows that might tick all the boxes for your next Killing Eve-alike watch list. Here are 7 shows similar to Killing Eve you should watch next.
7 The End of the F *** ing
The End of the F *** ing World tells the story of James (Alex Lawther), a 17-year-old self-proclaimed psychopath, who, along with Alyssa (Jessica Barden), embarks on a strange journey to find her father. Together, the duo end up facing various misadventures that lead them towards achieving a sense of self-awareness and down a road to knowing themselves better. Although The End of the F *** ing World offers frequent laughter, they are only on the surface. The teenage drama is also about empathy, and showcases the reality of how teenagers feel in the present times.
6 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
One thing that’s common between Rebecca and Villanelle is that they both are not your regular girlfriends. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend follows Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom), a Harvard-educated lawyer from New York, who decides to move to West Covina, California in order to pursue a relationship with her summer camp ex-boyfriend, Josh (Vincent Rodriguez II). During her journey towards forming a relationship with her ex, Rachel rebuilds herself, explores multiple romances, and finds true passion, ultimately becoming the woman she never thought she could be. A popular musical TV series, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend introduces the audience to a female lead with many mental and emotional distress, who manages to find herself at last.
Created and led by Bill Hader, Barry is an American black comedy drama following the life of Barry, a hitman residing in Cleveland. Once while traveling to LA for a job, he admits himself into an acting class taught by Gene Cousineau (Henry Winkler). On top of that, his latest acting spree makes him question his real passion in life as he simultaneously continues his old job as a hitman. Barry follows an intense and violent plot. However, Hader’s capability to tune it with comedy is top-notch, making the show a fierce, creative, and hilarious masterclass in comedy and drama. In short, if you liked Killing Eve, you will surely enjoy Barry.
4 Jessica Jones
Based on the character of the same name from the Marvel Comics, Jessica Jones follows the titular Jessica (Krysten Ritter), an ex-superhero, who now manages and owns a private investigation company. Although, she does not live like an MCU hero, devils from the past keep testing her superhuman abilities, proving she is superior to all of them. Besides watching Jessica fighting the foes in her life, the show delves deeper into the lives of main characters, and lets the viewers deeply connect with the flawed and emotional side of them.
3 Orange is the New Black
The entirely female-led Netflix comedy series gives an insight into the lives of the prisoners serving time at women’s federal prison in upstate New York through Piper Chapman’s story. Piper (Taylor Schilling) is a woman in her 30 living in New York, however, one day, her life changes when she is arrested for smuggling a suitcase filled with drug money for her girlfriend, Alex (Laura Prepon). At the beginning, the plot of Orange is the New Black might feel like Piper’s story, but soon the series takes after all the characters at the prison, and dives deeper into their problems. The toughness and environment faced by Piper brings out a different side of her, one she did not know existed. More than that, the emotional rollercoaster throughout all seasons is remarkable.
2 This Way Up
The British comedy series revolves around Áine, a young Irish woman living in London and suffering from a mental breakdown. She teaches English as a second language in a school, and is often perceived as a funny character. Without a doubt, This Way Up offers unlimited jokes and will never allow you to stop from breaking a smile. Moreover, the drama also offers a look at Áine as a single and lonely woman who likes to veil her sadness and struggles from people around her. Not only that, we get a closer look at her illness and how she copes up with it through humor. Through its brilliant writing, This Way Up brings serious issues on the topic and make them relatable for its audience.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who also wrote Killing Eve season 1, headlines Fleabag and plays the titular character. The drama takes you on a stroll with Fleabag acting as a dry-witted, sad, and bold woman who navigates life, love, and tragedy in her own way. Fleabag does not have any filter, yet she does not allow any other person looks into her grief filled life. Waller-Bridge created the original and believable script first as a one-woman play. Its smooth transition to the screen, never losing its spirit and vulnerability, is one of the reasons why Fleabag became a recipient of multiple accolades and nominations at the Emmys, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and others.
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