Fleabag (series 2) - BBC

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Deesky, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. Deesky

    Deesky Forum Resident Thread Starter

    The old thread about series 1 is closed, so I thought I'd start a new one for series 2.

    I thought S1 was fantastic - original, clever and Phoebe Waller-Bridge was a revelation. I'm happy to report that S2 is equally terrific, if not even better. The opening ep of S2 was a killer, setting off a chain of events explored in the remaining episodes. This is top shelf comedic entertainment.
  2. Groovy

    Groovy Forum Resident

    Anyone know when it'll be on Amazon Prime?
  3. Antmanbee

    Antmanbee Mental Toss Flycoon

    Leicester, UK
    Magical! Brilliant writing and performances.
  4. GodShifter

    GodShifter Negative Creep®

    Dallas, TX, USA
    So, where can us ‘Mericans watch this ?
  5. sberger

    sberger Grumpy(but grateful) geezer

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  6. Groovy

    Groovy Forum Resident

    Not until Friday, but thanks for the heads up.
  7. sberger

    sberger Grumpy(but grateful) geezer

    Yes you're right. When I logged in it said "Bonus Watch Now" for Season 2, but it turns out that it's just the trailer. Thought they were giving me a jump on it. Oh well, rewatching season 1 to remember what happened.

    BTW, Waller-Bridge was interviewed on NPR's "Fresh Air" yesterday.
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  8. socorro

    socorro Forum Resident

    Loved season 1 and looking forward to this one.
  9. AndrewS

    AndrewS Forum Resident

    S. Ontario, Canada
    I thought it was excellent, as well. Andrew Scott was a perfect fit.
  10. Groovy

    Groovy Forum Resident

    Season 2 was so, so good.

    And, I agree, Andrew Scott was just terrific.
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  11. mikeyt

    mikeyt Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA
    I binged the entire series in two nights. S1 was excellent, S2 is one of the most beautiful and perfect things I've ever seen. The way the show gracefully swings from devastating to hilarious is amazing, and S2 is just executed brilliantly. Not a single wasted moment in the show.
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  12. Great second season. Glad they didn’t just try to replicate season one and developed the characters. Loved how one character kept asking the main character “where she went” when she did The aside to the audience. Too bad there’s not going to be a season three but it is perfect the way it is.
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  13. Brenald79

    Brenald79 Forum Resident

    I didn’t know this existed until a few days ago and binged both seasons already. S2 is one of the comedies I’ve ever seen. I’ll be shocked if this isn’t nominated for Emmys and Golden Globes. Phoebe Waller-Bridge is also the creator of Killing Eve.
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  14. jpelg

    jpelg Forum Resident

    The Elm City
    Binged series 1 over the last couple of nights. Great watch. PW-B is a true talent, both in front of the camera & behind.

    Excited to get to series 2!
  15. Greg Smith

    Greg Smith Forum Resident

    1st episode of series 2 is fantastic!
  16. gabacabriel

    gabacabriel Forum Resident

    Bristol, UK
    I might need to try again with this show - everyone seemed to love it except me!

    Truth told, I never got past ep1 of s1 - I found the anal sex gag at the start of the show very contrived, like it was trying too hard to be - ooh! - a bit edgy. And things didn't improve from there - it all felt a bit knowing, a bit pleased with itself.

    I thought Killing Eve was crap as well.
  17. She also writes and produces Killing Eve on the BBC America channel.
  18. Maybe it’s not for you. I enjoyed both. It’s extremely dry humor. I loved KE but Fleabag more than KE.
  19. Splungeworthy

    Splungeworthy Forum Rezidentura

    This is such a unique show, it's hard to really describe it. I will say it's one of my favorite dramedies of all time. Phoebe Waller-Bridges' writing is next level, and the way conversations overlap, leaving thoughts unsaid (but understood) make it seem so real. I've just never seen human relationships portrayed in quite this way. The way the show is structured, the flashes back to Boo, the absolute baring of her soul to us-all amazing. Her acting is also highly underrated. The way it ended was perfect. My only complaint is that there may have been too many 4th wall breaks in season 2 (but those looks are devastating), and I also found that if I didn't have the captions on I missed some things, with the asides coming fast and furious. And she even turned that little dramatic device on it's head (people who have seen this season know what I mean). But we got 12 perfect episodes of incredibly edgy, hilarious and touching entertainment.
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  20. Hot Ptah

    Hot Ptah Forum Resident

    Kansas City, MO
    I thought that Season 2 was a quantum leap above Season 1 in terms of quality, and I loved Season 1. In Season 2, the characters became richer and more developed, the stories more complex and satisfying.
  21. EddieMann

    EddieMann I used to be a king...

    Geneva, IL. USA.
    I binged all 12 episodes of this over the weekend. Phoebe Waller-Bridge is a phenomenal actress. Wish there was another season to watch.
  22. rhubarb9999

    rhubarb9999 Forum Resident

    Atlanta, GA
    I will have to watch Season 2 again ... I binged it a few weeks ago and as I sit here I can't remember a single thing about it. Season 1 was awesome!
  23. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator what if

    Aloha, OR
    what a great, great show.

    so many elements hit really close to home, i couldn't help but laugh.

    somewhat sad it's evidently done, but it ended brilliantly. what an immensely talented writer and actor.
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  24. rmath84

    rmath84 Forum Resident

    I didn't care for the first couple of episodes either but I found it worth sticking with. Season 2 is incredible from start to finish.
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2019
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  25. tdcrjeff

    tdcrjeff Forum Resident

    Hermosa Beach, CA
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