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Phoebe Waller-Bridge doesn't seem to know how to write a good screenplay.
I hate a protagonist who talks to the camera.
The director should film the whole movie without the protagonist talking to the camera.
She should've written a play instead of this screenplay.
Apparently, she's meant to be disgusting but funny. But, without subtitles, the funny bits are lost and we're left with only....
I've waited my entire life to find a protagonist I can relate to and although Phoebe Waller-Bridge didn't write Fleabag just for me, that's what I'm telling myself. Someone somewhere has written exceptionally and extensively about why this is the freshest television today (as is Michaela Coel's "I May Destry You"), so go read those reviews and then come back and read this: BINGE BINGE BINGE. Like, make some snacks, get comfortable, turn off your phone, and check out. Beautiful, hilarious, sad. Several times I found myself holding my breath. I cried when it ended. All the best to you on your Fleabag journey!
Loved it - only 6 episodes and it went by in minutes - can't wait for Season 2 and the "hot priest". Nothing better than British comedy/drama.
I agree with the comment that we need CC or we may miss all the witticisms in these episodes. I was not quite sure what to expect...it was comedic but then took some very dark turns. Just like life! I am eagerly awaiting Season 2.
Fleabag talks to the camera frequently, letting audience in her self-awareness to those flummoxed actions on screen. Coming from an unorthodox single white-woman who engages with cringey sex partners. her monologues are often outside the box, humorous, and caught me off guard. On the other hand, behind sunny dispositions, she is saddled with deep insecurities and regret. Excellent original script and Phoebe Waller-Bridge is a natural fleabag noun [C] (PERSON/ANIMAL). UK informal. a dirty and/or unpleasant person or animal.
It's very raunchy, and that may turn some people away; but if you can deal with that kind of thing it's a fantastic series.
After a colleague recommended this series to I had to binge it! I really enjoyed the storyline, the characters and in all honesty the series as a whole.
A lot of hype, because of all the awards won in 2020. But, was not impressed. Was okay, but did not live up to all the hype.
I don't like to see miserable people hanging around miserable people and not answer a single question asked of them truthfully. I don't like to see lonely people who will sleep with anyone and manipulate their relationship with those lovers to make themselves less lonely. I don't like to see friends betray each other. I don't believe the world has that many people who hunger for a connection so badly that they humiliate themselves and hurt everyone who actually cares for them. And I could not stop watching fleabag and it is all about those things I don't like to see. This show is about a woman who is miserable. She is getting to a place where she is understanding her role in the hurt she causes others and feeling her way enough to know she doesn't deserve all the disrespect coming at her from all sides. And it is funny and brilliant and awkward and moving. Some of the smallest bits are incredible, like when she and her Father both wipe their noses the same way at the same time after a conversation where they claim how different they are. It made me uncomfortable to watch at times but I think the point is to show how painful and painfully absurd life can be. I cried at the final episode, it was so touching at the end. I will definitely be watching out for season two.
This takes a long time to get going - I absolutely HATED the 1st three episodes and considered cutting my losses. While billed as a comedy, I only laughed about once an ep. It picks up later in the series but most of the characters are really annoying. I'm still on the fence, overall I guess it's worth it if you realize it's a drama with some humor and NOT straight-up comedy.
I thought at first that I would not like Fleabag. I feel so angry when I see individuals who do not value themselves or their bodies and allow themselves to be used for casual / painful / potentially damaging sexual behaviors. I chose to keep watching. To be known as Fleabag ( a nickname for Phoebe ) reveals the protagonist's loss of her own identity as a valuable human being - she does not even deserve to have a name. Finding out the reason for her shame at the end of season 1 was heart-breaking!! Recommend. Kristi & Abby Tabby
a very good show, if you're not easily spooked. there is also a second series, but it is not yet released for region 1. if you like this one, you'll also like the second one.
Fantastic! One minute you're laughing and the next you're crying. Such a great cast, I especially loved the relationship between Fleabag and her sister Claire. Phoebe Waller-Bridge is a genius. Looking forward to season 2 coming to DVD!