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Fleabag

I'm watching the second season of Fleabag, written by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

She skillfully is able to "wink" at the viewer and does it several times in each episode. Is she able to do it because the show is so quirky? I think of Sarah Jessica Parker during Season 1 of SATC trying to talk to the audience and it didn't work at all. But PW-B breaks the fourth wall brilliantly.

And it has an excellent cast, including Olivia Colman as her step-mother.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 91Last Tuesday at 11:16 AM

Where are you watching it?

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 103/19/2019

its on the BBC Iplayer if you have a VPN. Its 6 episodes a series so very bingeworthy, Colemans character is brilliantly despiseable!

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 203/19/2019

Yeah, I need to see it. Loved the first season.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 303/19/2019

Her stepmom is EVIL....

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 403/19/2019

So not on Amazon Prime yet? Waaah. Love this show.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 503/19/2019

Hugh Skinner from the first series was so hot. He seems to keep his private live well guarded.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 603/19/2019

We have an older thread here.

It comes to Amazon Prime Video from 17th May.

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by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 703/19/2019

Hugh Skinner is awesome. Loved him in W1A.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 803/19/2019

[quote]Where are you watching it?

BBC Iplayer using a VPN.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 903/19/2019

Wait just read Hugh Skinner is openly gay, cool.

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by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 1003/19/2019

[quote]We have an older thread here.

Oh, thanks. With DL search function broken, I wasn't able to locate a previous thread.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 1103/19/2019

Please tell me that Olivia Colman is playing the stepmom as a petty cunt just as well as she did in the first series.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 1203/19/2019

Wows.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 1303/19/2019

This second series has openly gay Andrew Scott playing a priest and Kristin Scott Thomas playing a lesbian.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 1403/19/2019

Hugh Skinner needs to be on my pole

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 1503/19/2019

Andrew Scott did Hamlet to raves ? He seems very average. Do priests say fuck repeatedly ? I’m on on e6 even though the show is good there is still a 2nd season slump.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 1605/18/2019

I watched it all last night and thought it was good. Loved the cute Irish priest.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 1705/18/2019

Shes able to do all that winking/looks to camera because the writing is so good, unlike shows like Sex and The City or House of Cards where it was just an empty gimmick, Waller-Bridge takes the audience into her confidence from the very first scene (of S1) to let us know what she's really thinking. Wait until you get near the end of S2, you'll be aching for her to turn around and look at the camera. It's all in the writing.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 1805/18/2019

The second season is so much better than the first. And I loved the first.

The very last shot made me feel both sad and hopeful.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 1905/19/2019

The reviews have been GLOWING .

I love this show so much that I am waiting until Christmas to binge it.

And for fuck sake it was well over 2 years between season 1 and season 2!

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 2005/19/2019

the rodent bro in real life is quite studly

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 2105/19/2019

Is the lead actress trans or just what they call a "British beauty"? I watched a few eps but I couldn't get past her face. Same with Sandra Oh in Killing Eve.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 2205/19/2019

r22 is your face a giant dick?

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 2305/19/2019

So fit

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by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 2405/19/2019

Sadly the rodent boy wasn’t in S2 and the dead best friend was in it not as much. Is she working on another series.. olivia’s Part wasn’t as well-written as first season. I think Phoebe is Beautiful. If Woody Allen was in his prime she probably be his new Diane Keaton.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 2505/20/2019

I hoped Kristin Scott Thomas would appear in more than just one episode.

I've loved this show since I first saw Series 1 but I'm glad Phoebe Waller-Bridge decided to pull the plug on it and exit on a high note. I was always bemused by the fact that the characters on the show would constantly make some snide remarks about her looks - to me, she has a very aristocratic appearance. Fun fact: she auditioned for "Downton Abbey" but was told she wasn't a good fit since she was "too funny".

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 2605/20/2019

Phoebe Waller Bridge is so beautiful

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 2705/21/2019

I love this show so much. The first season was already great, but the second one was seriously some of the best television I've seen in recent years.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 2805/21/2019

love Fleabag.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 2905/21/2019

What are you saying ? Season 2 is the last ?

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 3005/22/2019

Incredible writing and acting. Cannot say enough about it.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 3105/22/2019

[quote] What are you saying ? Season 2 is the last ?

Yes. Phoebe made it very clear.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 3205/22/2019

SPOILER

In the very last shot, she asks us (her imaginary audience) not to follow her.

Phoebe was doing everything possible to make sure it would be hard to ever have a 3rd season.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 3305/22/2019

PWB says there will be no season 3. I am in mourning. And stop making snarky remarks about PWB's looks.--she is striking and unafraid.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 3405/26/2019

R34- WHAT!!!?????????????????????? FUCK ME!

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 3505/26/2019

She surpassed herself in season two. Her and the priest had wonderful chemistry.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 3605/26/2019

This is the most insane, wonderful show I’ve seen in years.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 3705/26/2019

Hated season one, and LOVED season 2. It’s a truly unique and incredibly well made season of tv. Didn’t like PWB much after S1 of Fleabag and wasn’t all that into s1 (watched 2 eps) of Killing Eve, but now I’m going to revisit it because of the 180 I did on Fleabag.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 3805/26/2019

I watched Season 2 first by mistake, and liked it very much. Watching season 1 after, I’m not sure I would have stayed with it. But it’s overall great.

Olivia Coleman’s character is delicious.

This PWB is a clever writer and she photographs beautifully.

Great casting. Also whimsy touches that freakishly don’t take away from the narrative. The fox appearing in that last scene was impossibly clever.

The is one scene that gutted me, when Fleabag’s father seems on the verge of returning her apology after the dirty narcissistic art show. Olivia Coleman’s nightmarish character comes into frame, and he resigns with “you’d better go...” Ugh....

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 3905/26/2019

[quote]Her and the priest had wonderful chemistry.

I know after his turn as Moriarty on Sherlock, people could either take or leave Andrew Scott, but I'm glad people are responding favorably to this character. And he's openly gay and people are buying his relationship with Fleabag which hopefully will quiet some of those voices who say that gay actors cannot believably play straight.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 4005/26/2019

R40 I felt the same way. He’s an appealing actor who “inhabited” that character really effectively. He has a great, expressive face and conveyed that deep compromise so authentically. Great casting.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 4105/26/2019

Hollywood called (she it too good for SW or Bond)but couldn’t she also do six episodes of Fleabag ? First season Colman wasn’t your typical bitch 2nd she was. If Phoebe makes it into the 2019 Emmys she could beat JLD and maybe Pamela Adlon

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 4205/26/2019

Could you imagine if they had cast PWB as Lady Edith on Downton Abbey?

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 4305/26/2019

Scott was trying too hard at first. Someone told him to tone it down at the end and he was great. I had no idea he is the next great English actor.

Did the show ever tell us why she was called Fleabag ?

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 4405/26/2019

I also wondered by all accounts Fleabag”s mother was wonderful. Why would she be friends with Colman ?

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 4505/26/2019

I can understand why she's bowing out after two seasons (she reportedly had to be convinced to do a second season). As great as it is it really is a simple story of a woman running around in circles. I don't think it would be interesting to watch season after season of Fleabag trying find stability and failing. She put it all on the screen with these two seasons.

[quote] had no idea he is the next great English actor.

How dare you? He's Irish.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 4605/26/2019

And the two seasons were very different: Series 1 was about a self-centered, self-destructive woman while Series 2 is about her finally realizing what she wants out of life. As such, they complete the story of Fleabag, not much more that can be said without sacrificing the entire concept behind it.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 4705/26/2019

Fleabag is a family nickname for PWB.

I think she is right that she is getting too old for the character in Fleabag. And after 6 years of playing the character, she is ready to move on---hence the finality of that last shot.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 4805/26/2019

Since PWB comes from a very posh background, her face seems like that of an aristocratic party girl from the 1920s. Not "pretty", but as they would call it back then, "handsome."

I like Series 2 much better than the first.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 4905/28/2019

[quote]Fleabag is a family nickname for PWB.

Is it? Because there are a few other characters with no actual names. Her stepmother is just "stepmom" and her father also has no name provided.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 5005/28/2019

I love Killing Eve so I'd really like to watch this too but it's not available on any of my usual streaming services. I'll just be patient until it is I guess.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 5105/28/2019

Why is there an obsession here with this movie? Even more dykes on screen, like we don't see enough on tv already?! LOL! Call me when they make a movie about gay MEN. As for this movie: HARD PASS.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 5205/28/2019

It is not a movie, it is a series.

And it is one dyke. In one episode.

And I suspect that the only thing about you that is "HARD" is this "PASS" you mention.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 5305/28/2019

R52---No one is going to call you.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 5405/28/2019

Hard pass is such a tacky expression.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 5505/28/2019

Wish the priest had been hotter but enjoyed this series.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 5605/28/2019

This is a GREAT show and a terrific second season. It’s a real shame that she isn’t continuing the series, but she’s so talented and in such high demand I guess its demise was inevitable. Also, when did that little Moriarty queen get so sexy?

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 5705/28/2019

Yeah, it is a shame but, damn, she’s so hot right now. Hope she doesn’t overextend herself or burn out.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 5805/28/2019

For anyone who say the first season of Fleabag, was Fleabag responsible for Boo killing herself? Did Boo do that because she knew Flea slept with her boyfriend?

I just don't remember the first season that well and I don't want to watch it again.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 5906/01/2019

She deliberately doesn't answer the question in the series as to why "Fleabag" but I'm assuming someone in her life, maybe when she was a kid, turned" Phoebe " into "Fleabag. "

It's a wonderful series and I'm so glad she didn't run into the ground.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 6006/01/2019

If we're being honest, Fleabag, the role, the character, is mid-to-late twenties. It doesn't work any other way.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 6106/04/2019

R59, it’s not clear to me whether Boo knew that it was Fleabag specifically that slept with Boo’s boyfriend or just that he cheated. And it’s not clear to me whether Boo really did intend to kill herself or whether it was accidental (attention l-seeking) as Fleabag claims. I think Fleabag is an unreliable narrator because it’s obviously so painful....

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 6206/04/2019

Her memories of Boo this season done through silent quick cuts were painful and sad.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 6306/04/2019

It's pretty apparent that Boo didn't know it was Fleabag that slept with her boyfriend. Boo says "someone" slept with him when she tells her. That last episode of series 1 was great as was all of season 2. I'll binge it again at some point.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 6406/04/2019

I rewatch Catastrophe sometimes.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 6506/04/2019

Just binged watched both seasons. Loved it

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 6606/08/2019

I liked Season 1, but I loved Season 2. Is it hokey of me to find it sweet that she made a success of her little cafe?

I hated Andrew Scott's Moriarty, but he really sold me on his conflicted, sweary Irish priest.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 6706/09/2019

I was getting ready to stop watching (at least for a bit) because I found it depressing AF. Then I watched S2, Episode 3. Fucking hilarious.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 6806/10/2019

Nominated for an Emmy for best series. I’m positive it will win. It really is one of the best shows in recent memory. It’s out there but yet still accessible. Amazing show.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 6907/16/2019

I'm so happy for Fleabag's showing! They got 11 nominations in total across all major categories, which is quite the feat. Competition's strong though. Veep had its final season and it was such a dominant force whenever it was eligible. Barry and Marvelous Mrs. Maisel are strong contenders as well. I hope it doesn't go home empty handed.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 7007/16/2019

Hope they win - Best TV show i watched this year! Andrew Scott was a hot piece of preist ass - but alas no nomination for him.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 7107/16/2019

Scott's snub makes me so sad!

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 7207/16/2019

Season 1 was okay, but Season 2 was wonderful. All the actors were terrific, but especially Clare (not Klare) and the step-mom, which was the best presentation of passive-aggressive behavior I've ever seen in a tv character. If I were a shrink I would show this program to my students. Perfect!

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 7307/16/2019

TV writers on Twitter - among others - went crazy over the second season when it aired on Amazon, so I'm not surprised at all that's translated into Emmy noms. Still, I'm glad and hope it actually wins some of them.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 7407/16/2019

I actually do believe it was last season’s best comedy and it will win. The plot lines were outrageous, creative and hysterical. Most creative comedic series in my recent memory.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 7507/16/2019

[quote]Scott's snub makes me so sad!

Agree. He was such a fundamental part of the second season. For everyone else around him to get nominated and for him to get snubbed is sad.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 7608/17/2019

I guess I'm in the minority, I preferred Season 1 over Season 2 (although I still enjoyed it). Felt to me based on S2 that it was obvious she never wanted to go beyond S1 in the first place.

As for this:

[quote] it’s not clear to me whether Boo knew that it was Fleabag specifically that slept with Boo’s boyfriend or just that he cheated. And it’s not clear to me whether Boo really did intend to kill herself or whether it was accidental (attention l-seeking) as Fleabag claims. I think Fleabag is an unreliable narrator because it’s obviously so painful....

It is clear. Boo said she didn't know who it was he had slept with. And we see Boo say she's going to get hit by a cyclist to get attention. I don't think Fleabag is an unreliable narrator. In fact, I think she's the only reliable character because she's the only one willing to be honest.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 7709/09/2019

Congrats on Fleabag's Emmy. Btw, I thought PWB had good chemistry with Bill Hader while they presented...

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 7809/23/2019

I watched both seasons, liked hem, but I don’t get the hype. PWB is a genius, giving a new voice to women? Really? It’s Girls meets Bridget Jones.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 7909/23/2019

I saw her one woman show before the TV version was created.

It’s amazing that she was able to tell the entire story with just her on the stage

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 8009/23/2019

Loved the gorgeous guy who fucked her up the arse

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 8101/05/2020

Ben Aldridge, last seen playing Thomas Wayne in Pennyworth. Gorgeous.

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by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 8201/05/2020

I realized she was a major writer before this. I assume this was her chance to get in front of the camera. It is good writing. But very British. Hard not to like it.

Even though it’s all people with money which is always annoying. No one seems to have to work constantly for the money - which is the reality in US anyway. They talk about the sister being stressed by work - yet she has plenty of time to “hangout” with her sister and family. Bunch of toffs with toff problems.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 8301/05/2020

I don’t get it, it’s boring and she is annoying.I don’t wanna see her get fucked every episode. i did like the episode with Kristin Scott-Thomas though.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 8401/18/2020

I'd suck the Priest off.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 8501/18/2020

Okay the episode with the sister’s bad haircut and the season 2 finale were pretty good.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 8601/18/2020

Ben Aldridge, aka the anal sex obsessed Arsehole Guy, is LGBTQIA!

[quote]The journey to pride was a long one for me. I love the LGBTQ+ community and am incredibly proud and thankful to be a part of it. So much won. So much more to fight for.

Now, I'm guessing he's not trans or a lesbian, so does that mean he likes cock some of the time, most of the time, or none of the time but wants a bit of attention and has done a Jameela.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 87Last Monday at 1:51 PM

Wow, he's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer, Intersex, asexual?

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 88Last Monday at 1:56 PM

Ben Aldridge AND Andrew Scott aka Hot Priest are both gay.

Ben's character is described as enormously endowed so of course the idea of him fucking me in the ass is....lovely

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 89Last Monday at 2:02 PM

Totally got "Fleabag" as a nickname. I used to call my cat Phoebe Fleabag. She didn't approve....

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 90Last Monday at 2:22 PM

So many gay men were on this show.

by I Watch It For The Asides To The Viewerreply 91Last Tuesday at 11:16 AM
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