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What To Watch After You've Raced Through Every Episode Of Killing Eve

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Or, the shows to help fill the void until season two comes around...

A spy thriller infused with pitch-black humour, charting the obsessive cat-and-mouse game that unfolds between the ultimate odd couple, a fashion-obsessed psychopath (who also happens to be an international assassin wanted by MI6) and a desk-bound, distinctly un-glamorous intelligence operative: Killing Eve, the eight part series from Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge that debuted on the BBC last weekend, is like nothing we’ve seen before on the small screen. It has all the twists, turns and high stakes of a John Le Carré novel, while skewering the stuffy boys’ club dynamic that always seems to pervade that sort of narrative. In fact, in Killing Eve, it’s the interactions between women, the tiny ways in which they watch and even obsess over one another, that’s more fascinating than any talk of global conspiracy. The strange relationship that evolves between Eve (Sandra Oh) and Molly Goddard-wearing killer Villanelle (Jodie Comer) feels as radical as Fleabag's frank monologues, and has us gripped from episode to episode.

What to do, then, when you've exhausted all eight installments of Killing Eve? Happily, season two is already in the works (in the ultimate over-achiever move, a second series of Waller-Bridge's show was commissioned before the first had even aired), with filming currently in process, but we'll be waiting around a while to see it. Thanks to its hard-to-describe, genre-bending qualities, Killing Eve is the sort of programme that would prove hard work for the cleverest of 'Because you liked...' algorithms. With that in mind, we've searched for shows that stay true to its spirit, whether that means an anarchic sense of humour or brilliant female characters, or just a great performance from a favourite cast member...

All eight episodes of Killing Eve are available to watch on BBC iPlayer; one episode will be broadcast each week on BBC One at 9.15pm on Saturdays.