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Riveting, likeable women in Killing Eve movie

Delight in the cat-and-mouse game between an officer and an assassin in Killing Eve, and root for the single mum dealt a bad hand in SMILF

Frankie Shaw plays 20something protagonist Bridgette, who adores her son, but finds that single motherhood is no picnic.
Frankie Shaw plays 20something protagonist Bridgette, who adores her son, but finds that single motherhood is no picnic.PHOTO: MARK SCHAFER/SHOWTIME

'Tis the season when television studios shamelessly woo Emmy voters ahead of the September awards, with the nominees announced in a fortnight.

Two of the shows getting Emmy buzz are crime thriller Killing Eve and SMILF, a comedy about a young single mother.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 28, 2018, with the headline 'Riveting, likeable women'. Subscribe