What is it?
The 2019 British comedy-drama TV show Fleabag (Season 2) by Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
What is it about?
This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this TV show:
Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) is back for a second bite, and this time she is going toe to toe with the man upstairs.
In an unexpected twist of fate, our lost little rascal meets a Priest (Andrew Scott) who jolts her into seeing the world in a different way.
Picking up a year on, there are still old wounds to unpick and new ones to dress as the next chapter of Fleabag’s life takes her to hell and back.
This is how Amazon describes this TV show:
Joyful, bleak, poignant and sucker-punch funny, the original cast is joined by a car-crash of new characters as we delve further into the world of Fleabag.
With hope and faith at the core of Season Two, our heroine finds herself in the midst of a battle she is determined to win: Fleabag Vs God.
This TV show is still not known or talked about enough, even though it and Phoebe Waller-Bridge have won awards.
Even though I think that, it is a comedy-drama that I think will connect with a larger audience if more people were to know about it and watch it.
Though they probably should censor it a bit so that a larger audience can enjoy it.
None of the YouTube channels that I am subscribed to ever mentioned this show during its run.
I only learned about it earlier last year when I saw the thumbnail for season 1 on an online video streaming website, which was this image:
The thumbnail caught my attention, so I looked up a trailer, I was not sure if I would like it.
I decided to watch the first episode, and to my surprise I liked it and the comedy style except for it being a bit too risqué.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge and her character Fleabag in season 1 was a breath of fresh air, a creative and quirky style of comedy-drama that I could relate to, and that I enjoyed (except for the risqué parts).
Fleabag the character and the show gets inside the mind of the main character in a way that most shows and movies do not, which allows you to see rarely explored perspectives of a character.
I found it more relatable because it gave a more accurate and creative representation of the flow of thoughts and emotions.
I am someone who likes narration, internal dialogue, and getting to see inside the minds / motivations / beliefs / et cetera of characters.
I was not sure what to expect with season two other than that I feared that I would not like it as much as the first season.
The first episode started in a somewhat dry and boring British way, which had me worried, but boy did things escalate quickly and beyond what I had expected.
Episode 2 started to feel a bit more like what I expect of this show, and episode 3 returned to what I expect of this show, which was nice to see this season improving with each episode.
Episode 4 had me wondering what would happen next and like this season it took risks, it added new bits of creativity, and it was even better than episode 3.
It went in some directions that I did not expect while giving a more deep and realistic exploration of some characters like Fleabag herself, but the ending was risqué.
Episode 5 was not as good as episode 4, and they went in a direction at the end that I did not like and that I had hoped that they would avoid.
Fortunately, in episode 6 it made sense why they went in that direction, and they ended in a better and more realistic and relatable and emotional way than I had expected.
Somehow, even though this is a comedy-drama that is more risqué than I like, it somehow still manages to explore relationships and life in a deeper and more realistic and more relatable way than most TV shows and movies.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge is amazing in this role and has a fun creative personality, and I hope to see her career grow.
- John Jr