Killing Eve (BBC America)

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Killing Eve (BBC America) – Premieres 6th April – Renewed

After the murder of a Russian politician in London, Eve, a MI5 security officer is tasked with protecting the only witness. During the meeting about the killing, Eve puts forward the theory that the hitman is in fact a woman. Which is instantly dismissed by everyone bar the lady from the MI6 Russian desk. And after interviewing the witness Eve then finds out that her suspicions were correct, though the description she got pair up with no one they had on Record.

While Eve is trying to find the killer, Villanelle, the woman she’s hunting has been given a job to kill a mafia boss in Italy. Where in doing the job begins to take some liberties as she becomes more arrogant. Then after killing the mafia boss Villanelle to told to discreetly kill the witness that Eve is protecting, which she does in the most non-discreet manner possible.

As the witness is murdered Eves boss blames her for the outcome and sacks her. Only for the woman from the MI6 Russian Desk to contact Eve afterwards to get her to help with the capture of Villanelle.

For a crime drama it goes along at a decent pace, where the setup for the show is quickly put into place. Though while it’s clearly well made, there’s something about it that doesn’t make it feel like a must watch.

5.9/10

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Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (BBC America)

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Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (BBC America) – Starts 23rd October – Renewed

After walking into a rather bloody crime scene, bellhop and man of debt Todd Brotzman ends up losing his job and becoming suspect with the local police. Todd then reluctantly becomes the sidekick of Dirk Gently, a holistic detective hired to work the murder case, and believes everything is interconnected and solves cases by following fate.

Gently is also being hunted down by a holistic assassin who believes that anyone she kills was meant to be, being tailed by a government agency and is tormented by an anarchist group called the Rowdy 3.

The show itself is goes along at such a pace that at times you’re not really sure what’s going on. Though it’s good enough to keep your interest.

5.8/10

The Last Kingdom (BBC America)

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The Last Kingdom (BBC America) – Starts 10th October – Renewed

Period drama set during the viking invasion of Blighty. During a battle between vikings and a local army the unscrupulous danes kidnap the heir to the region in the shape of a small boy called Uhtred. The kid is raised as one of their own until an internal dispute leads to Ragnar being murdered and the town burned to the ground.

With now adult Uhtred being framed for the murder he scarpers to Wessex and ends up helping the future King Alfred to fight the vikings and help in the creation of a unified England.

Like an english take on Vikings, and well worth a watch.

6.7/10