Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. I’ve had a busy week of working and writing. I’m editing my second story while I query my first one. I did receive rejection from an agent who said my premise was terrific but didn’t love the first pages enough to take the project on. She encouraged me to continue seeking publication because she knows my story will be successful. So, I’m looking at my first pages again to see if I can make them better.
But enough about that. Today, I’d like to talk about some of the best written shows I’ve been binge-watching this winter, especially when I had that pinched nerve in my neck. It is much better by the way and I’m so thankful to my chiropractor for taking care of me.
One of the shows I’m talking about is “Killing Eve.” The writing is phenomenal, right up there with “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul.” Two of my faves, by the way, and the season finale of “Better Call Saul” begins April eighteenth.
“Killing Eve” is the story of Villanelle (Jodie Comer) an assassin for hire and Eve (Sandra Oh) the agent assigned to find her and bring her in. The writing is amazing. In one of the first episodes, Eve and Villanelle meet, but neither one knows the other at the time. When Eve realizes who Villanelle is, the chase is on. While Eve is pursuing her, Villanelle develops a crush on Eve and sends her gifts. The story goes on from there where Eve and Villanelle chase each other even finding each other again. The show illustrates how Villanelle destroys Eve’s marriage and kills people she’s close to because they’re close to catching her.
This is a great show. One that I would recommend if you like thrillers. I love the character development. There are some wild characters in the show. Constantine is one of them, he’s Villanelle’s handler, but there are others, and the show is worth checking out.
The reason I’m bringing it up is because that’s the kind of writing agents are looking for. Those cutting-edge characters that really grab you. I have those kinds of characters in my story. (At least, I think I do ;)) So, all I must do is get those first pages down. 😉
While I’m doing that, check out “Killing Eve.” It’s a great show with great writing and excellent characters. You’ll become addicted. I guarantee it.
What are some shows you’ve binge-watched over the winter? Leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you!