Though I like being on the cusp of new things, I’m all about a good recommendation. I admit, I binge watched Stranger Things and Westworld, I wasn’t the first to tell my friends all about them. Rather, I have my “tv-watching” friends give me their top recommendations. That’s how I got into Breaking Bad, Homeland and Mr. Robot.
A show that came up on my radar recently was Fleabag. Before it was an Amazon Prime Show, it debuted on BBC back in August of 2016. Even before that, it was a one-woman show. Interesting fact: The initial idea of the character of Fleabag came from a challenge by a friend, where the show’s main character, played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, was tasked with creating a sketch for a 10-minute section in a stand-up storytelling night. The stand up show was a hit and it even won an award. The show got turned into a series for BBC so our UK friends got to watch this hilarious and somewhat dark comedy before us here in the US! So what’s the story about? Fleabag follows the life adventures of a modern woman in London. Think lots of dating, sex, and complicated relationships. She talks into the camera, which is, I think the best part.
If you’re one that likes to fully read about a series before starting it, NY Magazine just wrote a full length story about the show. There’s a lot of spoilers in there, I’m warning you!
There are only six episodes that are about 30 minutes each so it’s not a huge investment on your time. I’m interested to hear what you think about the main character, she’s a complicated one, I’m not sure whether or not you’re suppose to love her or hate her. Maybe both. In either case, can’t wait for season 2!