Killing Eve‘s Villanelle (Jodie Comer) is such a complicated character; one we’re all very fascinated with. Is it terrible that sometimes we find ourselves cheering for her? She doesn’t have much down-time, but if she did, we wonder what TV shows she would indulge in.
Let’s get cozy on the couch with our favorite psychopath, but be sure to keep one eye on her:
1. How to Get Away with Murder
Villanelle could actually be a writer on this show, as she’s an expert in getting away with murder. The show itself revolves around a criminal defense professor (Viola Davis) and five of her law school students, who become involved in a twisted murder plot… and a cover-up. Villanelle doesn’t have to cover her tracks — she never leaves a trace.
2. Le Mante
The French TV series Le Mante would definitely go on Villanelle’s watch list. It centers on a female serial killer named Jeanne (Carol Bouquet). She’s now in prison, with the police turning to her for help in capturing a copy cat murderer who is following her moves. Any decent serial killer would be offended with someone stealing their tricks of the trade.
You is all about obsession, which Villanelle can definitely relate to. In the series, a bookstore clerk (Penn Badgley) is keen on a customer. He immerses himself into her life, accessing her phone, email and social media. He even eliminates toxic people from her circle. Villanelle did the same for Eve, killing off her husband Niko’s love interest.
4. Search Party
Villanelle prefers to work alone, but she might enjoy binging this murder-mystery, involving a group of friends. In Search Party, a fringe friend goes missing and a twenty-something woman (Alia Shawkat) decides to look for. Her friends get caught up in the conspiracy. As part of the search, she unintentionally kills a man and they all live in fear of being found out.
5. Dead to Me
Villanelle and Eve have an undeniable connection, and the same could be said for Jen (Christina Applegate) and Judy (Linda Cardellini) in Dead to Me. The two meet at a grief support group, with both having lost a loved one. The women become fast friends and reliant on each other. Villanelle and Eve are definitely co-dependent.
6. Jessica Jones
Villanelle might be impressed by Jessica Jones’ superhuman abilities. Jones (Krysten Ritter) is a reluctant hero, wanting to live her life in isolation. But she’s forced to call on her strengths when Zebediah Kilgrave (David Tennant) surfaces. Villanelle doesn’t have a good track record when it comes to partners, but maybe Jones would make the cut.
Bancroft revolves around Detective Superintendent Elizabeth Bancroft (Sarah Parish), who is respected and adored by her peers. Villanelle isn’t keen on law enforcement, but Bancroft has a killer secret. Villanelle would probably get a kick out of Bancroft breaking the rules for her own self-serving purposes.
8. Orphan Black
Villanelle grew up as an orphan. She might be able to connect with Orphan Black‘s Sarah, who is a result of the foster care system. Sarah is not alone, learning there are clones of her out there. Villanelle seems a bit lonely at points, she could do with some more people like herself. But, at the same time, OB might act as a trigger… so, beware.
One of the best parts of Luther is the serial killer Alice (Ruth Wilson). Even DCI John Luther (Idris Elba) becomes enthralled with her, knowing it’s wrong. Sometimes people do things against their better judgment. Villanelle does it all the time, taking risks just to get Eve’s attention. Like sending her a suitcase filled with stunning clothing and a note.
10. Killing Eve
And, finally, Killing Eve. Villanelle is a psychopath and narcissist. Of course she’s going to want to watch herself on-screen. She could help with scene breakdowns, elaborating on what exactly what was going on in her head. We’d love to ask her how she decided on using a hair pin in that first kill scene. She’d probably fast-forward past everyone else’s storylines.
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