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Gideon58 10-07-19 06:10 PM


After watching Phoebe Waller-Bridge win two Emmys for acting and writing for this comedy, I had to check out the pilot, which I found to be a mixed bag. This look at a single young woman searching for the meaning of life in contemporary London works extremely hard at being quirky and offbeat, almost too hard, almost to the point of exhaustion. The lead character does speak to the audience directly, but it was initially distracting in the pilot because Waller-Bridge seemed unsure about it. The character speaks directly to the camera almost entirely through the opening scene (which includes a sex scene) and then only does it a couple of other times during the rest of the episode. I won't lie, I was doubled over with laughter when she started masturbating to images of Barack Obama, but what I get here is a show that is trying way too hard to be different, but I just watched the pilot and I am interested to see if Waller-Bridge finds her footing with this.

Yoda 10-07-19 07:17 PM

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I've heard really great things about this and am planning to start it very soon.

doubledenim 10-07-19 08:13 PM

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She was one of the best hosts in recent memory on SNL.

ScarletLion 10-08-19 05:44 AM

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It's great. Both Seasons. I'm not sure whether the comedy will be too in your face / self depricating for an American audience though. Although her awards would suggest not.

honeykid 10-08-19 11:44 AM

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It's a fantastic series. 12 episodes of precise, exquisitely observered and crafted comedy of a very British type but about universal themes which allow for it to work almost anywhere. Definitely not for everyone (and the awards it has won will baffle at least as many people who try it as like it) but for those who like it, I suspect it'll become a firm favourite for many years to come. I honestly believe it'll go on to become a much loved classic.

Gideon58 10-09-19 03:19 PM

Just watched ep 2...funny stuff...loved when she made the guy get off her in the middle of sex so that she could masturbate.

Stirchley 10-09-19 03:26 PM

Barely made it through the pilot. Didnít find it funny at all.

Gideon58 10-16-19 01:05 PM

I can't believe I'm saying this, but ep 3 was a bore, I could barely keep my eyes open.

Gideon58 10-27-19 05:49 PM

Just wrapped ep 4, the "silent" retreat and "better men"...I was ready to give up on thi show after ep 3, but this one pulled me back in.

Gideon58 10-28-19 05:41 PM

Ep 5 had its moments, most of them provided by the fabulous Olivia Coleman, but so far this show continues to be hit and miss for me. I find one ep really funny and the next really boring.

Sedai 10-28-19 05:48 PM

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Thought I would find a picture of my cat in this thread, but I guess not!

honeykid 10-29-19 10:05 AM

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I find that series 2 is where Fleabag really finds its heart. That's not to say I didn't enjoy or wouldn't recommend series 1.

ezkonax 10-29-19 10:09 AM

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Just finished binge watching it and was crying my heart out to the confession scene and managed to calm down a bit only to be devastated again in the end. I hate and love the show.

Gideon58 11-03-19 04:48 PM

Finished the first season...generally underwhelmed and not sure what all the fuss was about but I will watch the second season.

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