Starring: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Olivia Colman, Bill Paterson, et al.
In 2016, Fleabag first premiered to critical acclaims. Watching the show now, it isn’t hard to see why. This is one thoughtful, insightful, and masterfully produced series.
Fleabag started as a play first performed at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 2013. English actress, producer, and writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge wrote the play and, three years later, adapted it for the small screen. The series is about Fleabag (played by Phoebe) a lady whose life, to put it mildly, is in crisis.
Within the course of both seasons, Fleabag tries to navigate life’s mundanities and make sense of everything that comes her way. She battles a guilty conscience, a forbidden tryst with a certain hot somebody, her strained relationship with family members, and her own personal feelings of insecurity and worthlessness.
It’s really awesome!
There’s lots of sex in this show, even though the scenes aren’t explicit. It’s clearly a case of the story driving the scenes, but the network (BBC) strictly avoiding what it considers to be inanities. Such things make me wonder why every show can’t be on HBO? 😁
Fleabag is hilarious, entertaining, and mostly educative. It’s obvious a lot of work went into the crafting of this piece of art; great writing, awesome acting, and a very believable world; definitely worth all the hype.
Rinzy’s Rating: 4/5