Fleabag

2016

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8.7| TV-MA| en| More Info
Released: 21 July 2016 Ended
Producted By: Two Brothers Pictures
Country: United Kingdom
Budget: 0
Revenue: 0
Official Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p070npjv
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Fleabag is thrown roughly up against the walls of contemporary London, sleeping with anyone who dares to stand too close, squeezing money from wherever she can, rejecting anyone who tries to help her, and keeping up her bravado throughout.

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Actuakers One of my all time favorites.
ChanBot i must have seen a different film!!
UnowPriceless hyped garbage
MamaGravity good back-story, and good acting
tomgordon-00143 When the main character starts with the 4th wall asides, I almost stopped watching. I'm glad I didn't. Those asides (and the quick faces / acting bits) become both serious inside tidbits into the character, and just plain enjoyable acting. What starts off as a lightweight comedy becomes a very serious study into the characters. Fortunately the characters are deep and interesting. I found myself accidentally watching one of the best shows ever made for tv. I'm not sure if I even need to see another season - this one seemed to make its point quite well.
George Marros I sat to binge this show because my gf wanted to. I thought it was gonna be a rom com at best. What I saw was an amazing show about this generation. Great overall and can't wait for the next series
Alrik Daldrup The Guardian lists this British (mini-) series under the top 3 of the best TV shows of 2016. After I found this out I immediately started watching and for those who do not have the time to read a full review: Cancel all your appointments today and invest your time in this magnificent tragicomic piece of art! Please, do so, now. Thanks. And now follows the review: Fleabag is based on a theatre play (which is also available as a book - I have not checked it out but it could be interesting) by leading actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge who plays the series' protagonist of the same name. Due to her best friends' death, sharp- tongued Fleabag struggles to get back on track in her life. While her uptight sister Claire and her awful stepmother seem to have everything in life, Fleabag's boyfriend drops her and her coffee shop is obviously only visited for its gratis plug sockets. According to its IMDb page, Fleabag is defined as comedy but it offers so much more than that. First and last, 'Fleabag' is a powerful drama and somehow a psychological study of the protagonist. Waller- Bridge's character has one big problem caused by all the trouble she lived through (early loss of the mother, death of her best friend): She is not able to articulate her feelings. Instead of that, Fleabag uses certain shields to hinder the persons around her reaching her. Examples are the sarcastic humor or that she must sleep with every man around her (even one with strange teeth). For this reason, she fails to feel love for any of these men. They are more objects she exploits. At the same time, she fails to confess that she misses her best friend Boo so much; she even cannot admit when she needs money to save her coffee shop and a hug by her sister unsettles her. The relationship to her father is shattered since he married an arrogant and insensitive boot. On the contrary, she wants to break out of all this but gets not the reaction of her family she needs. All these things together causing Fleabag to be so lonesome and broken and almost lose ground - this is beautiful and deeply moving! (Warning: Spoiler) Especially beautiful is the final scene of the first season where she can eventually speak about her inner stresses and strains and gets (I'll guess really the first time during the six episodes) the non-sexual human warmth she always wanted in a surprising heroic deed by Hugh Dennis' character. Since this is a big point where Fleabag's personality finally undergoes a substantial change, here it's appropriate to shed a tear! (spoiler end) Beside all the greatness in the character development and the emotional nuances, 'Fleabag's' comedic features are naturally part of the shows uniqueness either. Well, the humor is quite under the belt, modestly said, but if this is not a problem, the show can be a little guilty pleasure in that respect. I found Fleabag's caustic and sarcastic comments (especially those through the fourth wall to the audience) hilarious. Scenes involving Barack Obama, Fleabag coping with her stepmother or the first meeting with Hugh Dennis' minor but pivotal character, were not seen yet in this way. Nevertheless, the jokes are always overshadowed by the big topic the show deals with: How life is (sometimes) about losing and then rising again. In addition to Waller-Bridge quirky character acting, Olivia Coleman as 'Godmother' again shows that she can perform a wide range of different roles in different genres. Hugh Dennis gives a very special touch to the cast by the role of a burned-out bank manager who turns out as a round character.Finally, the combination of (dirty) comedy and melancholy in such a bittersweet way is real art. Waller-Bridge created an unique character with depth who is filled with so much sadness that she tragically tries to hide. Only literature and art can show what it means to be a human being and I feel 'Fleabag' does it successfully in its distinctive way. Do yourself a favor and watch it! Well-deserved 10 pts.
michaelcdean Wow.....so good.....take no notice of the negative reviews,very revealing about reviewer. You have to see this, if you love comedy, drama or theatre. I think it might be the best series ever. Thank you to everyone involved.I want to hug you all big time. Now IMDb say I have to write more! Well, anything true is worth saying twice, so ...Wow.....so good.....take no notice of the negative reviews,very revealing about reviewer. You have to see this, if you love comedy, drama or theatre. I think it might be the best series ever. Thank you to everyone involved.I want to hug you all big time. Sorry, I meant three times! Wow.....so good.....take no notice of the negative reviews,very revealing about reviewer. You have to see this, if you love comedy, drama or theatre. I think it might be the best series ever. Thank you to everyone involved.I want to hug you all big time. ITY.