Killing Eve Season 3: Analysis of important topics episode by episode


"Killing Eve" is not a TV series that simply tells the story of police gangsters and makes the audience empathize. It more depicts a illusion that allows the hunter to resonate from the nervous and exciting visual senses. In addition, the female in the film The gender shaping of the main character and the mainstream presentation that we are accustomed to are both repulsive and upside down. The portrayal of the male image in the film is a foreshadowing. The two female heroes are not isolated from the empty and boring objects, but in the story. The undisputed protagonist, they have their own personality, history and motivation. Rotten Tomato's short commentary is even more clear about the secret of "Killing Eve" viewing Changhong: This drama is not like the lover or poor target of the killers who portray women as male heroes in similar stories. This is probably also " One of the reasons why Kill Eve was so popular.


Violent aesthetics and mirror gaze awaken women's self-consciousness

If the aesthetics of violence is a desire to excite violence in the mind, then physical and mental satisfaction, supreme pleasure, aesthetic enjoyment, and emotional pleasure are all "a specific return to violence". Sheldon Walling will even The aesthetics of violence is defined as: self-activation driven by violence, which is often a “pure” use, free from any arrogance, ambition or narrow-minded motives for revenge. In the opening of the third season of "Killing Eve", we reviewed Veranelle's mentor, Dasa's "predecessor this and now". A professional gymnastic must sacrifice everything if he wants to reach the professional level. The coach asked her to choose between "(winner) strong and gutter". This is undoubtedly the beginning of awakening a strong female heart behind the violence and cruelty. Natural lovers and even love have to be buried, and eventually they are wiped out by talc powder Drop the original beauty. Corresponding to this is the appearance of the "Chili Powder" incident in Girona, Spain in 2020, but this time the perpetrator was replaced by the hostess Veranel. We can't help but come to the conclusion that even cruelty is strikingly similar, and the female consciousness awakened after the violence must also be consistent.


The performance of violence aesthetics in film and television is mainly divided into two types. One is to show the blood of violence through direct stimulation of the picture, which is an explicit expression; the other is to hide the brutality of violence, through language, text and other arts. Formal processing is used to strengthen and infiltrate the audience's heart in an aesthetic way. In the third season, Eve returned to the original environment of "East Asian Culture" and listened to the defined process of women in the Korean restaurant back chef, and Veranel returned to Shasha ’s gymnasium to be another kind of original environment. Attribution, this revisit of the native environment is basically a kind of reawakening of the weakened women. If you want to get what you want, you must be a stronger person or a winner. Dasha even awakened all female audiences with the classic proverb to awaken the sense of self-slow-Slow, Slow, Catchy, Monkey (only if you are not panicking, you can get your wish).

In addition, there are many mirror gazes in the film, such as the gaze of Veranel and Dasha, the dumpling of Eve dumplings, the gaze of "self" during drunkenness, the gaze of Veranel and the mistress of grocery, etc. In the process of multi-mirror gaze, women try to find identity from the original environment to the living space. Women are no longer a materialized body or a deconstructed target, but a contradiction of courage in cowardice and self-reconstruction in courage. process. Lacan called this process the "mirror phase": a person's sense of self-identity, as well as her or his individual sense of independence, are derived from identity.

In the process of violent aesthetics and mirror gaze, the appearance of Eve and Veranel and even Dasha subverted the identity of traditional male culture. Gender, body and desire can be passed on to men, women can be violent, women can be The strong and the female can also awaken the independent conscious self in the weakened native environment.


Emotional clue narration is more complicated

In the previous episode, Constantine ’s daughter was kidnapped, and the emotional entanglement between Eve and her husband Nico still exists. In addition, Kenny ’s crush on Eve also existed in the previous two seasons. The emotional clues of these characters In the third season of "Killing Eve" still exists, there is also a love-hate entanglement between Veranel and mentor Dasha, Eve and Kenny, and Eve and her husband Nico. If the emotional clues of the previous two seasons were mousetraps for cat and mouse games, then the emotional clues of this season are more complicated and more tangled. The confusing answers will eventually appear in the subsequent episodes. Kenny's bizarre death and the cooperation between Dasha and Veranel should be the highlights of the subsequent episodes.


The emergence of East Asian culture is more likely to trigger episode conflicts

Wu Shanzhuo, who played the role of "Killing Eve", is a Korean. The food elements of East Asian culture such as Korean instant noodles, rice cakes, traditional dumplings, etc. laid a solid foundation for subsequent cultural conflicts. To escape the chase, in order to relieve the inner depression, Wu Shanzhuo tried to find an antidote in the original "East Asian culture" after her husband's alienation. There will always be new sparks in the impact and collision of East Asian culture and Pan-East Asian culture. In East Asian cultural crime theory, when an individual is not accepted in a school or family, and social interactions are difficult, he will seek alternative resources in other environments to obtain interpersonal support and partner recognition, and shout at the chef. This is true of Fu, and so is Veraner. The visual conflict of East Asian culture on the screen is more worthy of the audience's eager anticipation.