Fleabag: Season 1 (2016)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

Clever and viciously funny, Fleabag is a touching, wildly inventive comedy about a complicated young woman navigating the aftermath of trauma.



Critic Ratings: 40


Audience Score

User Ratings: 805
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Air date: Sep 16, 2016
Air date: Sep 16, 2016
Air date: Sep 16, 2016
Air date: Sep 16, 2016
Air date: Sep 16, 2016
Air date: Sep 16, 2016

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A sexually-liberated, irritable woman navigates modern life in London in this comedy. Based on Phoebe Waller-Bridge's play of the same name.

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Critic Reviews for Fleabag Season 1

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (16)

Those hungry for an alternative to Lena Dunham's Girls will find plenty of dark relationship humour in this very funny comedy by writer/star Phoebe Waller-Bridge...Fleabag might be full of self loathing but she is very easy to like.

Feb 11, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Fleabag reminded me of the brave aspects of many of the Sad Clowns we've encountered over the years, who use the tools they know best in order to cope. They're in a battle with grief, despair, loneliness, and worse, and they refuse to succumb.

Nov 14, 2016 | Full Review…

If Fleabag begins as a collection of single-girl moments, patience through a few episodes reveals a fuller, sadder, more multidimensional story anchored by Waller-Bridge's bracing honesty, inventive uses of jumbled time and an abrupt editing style.

Sep 6, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

[Fleabag] joins the likes of You're the Worst, Transparent and Casual in the realm of gut-punch comedy.

Sep 20, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Hilarious heartbreaker.

Sep 19, 2016 | Full Review…

Its theatrical DNA lingers in its fleet style of storytelling: Fleabag is both narrator and actor, turning to the camera to commentate on a scene before seamlessly re-entering it. It's been done before, not often as charmingly.

Sep 19, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It's dirty, it's sexy, it's disgusting, it's hilarious - and it's about being a girl. As in, a real girl. Scared? You should be.

Feb 13, 2019 | Full Review…

...an honest-to-hell portrait of urban alienation and its tragicomic hues. It's jittery, droll, pathetic, amusing and unapologetically confrontational.

Feb 5, 2019 | Full Review…

The script is razor sharp and fizzes with a daring, deadpan wit. Watching Waller-Bridge's performance, it becomes all too clear she must have written the comedy.

Jan 25, 2019 | Full Review…

The show's journey is dark and emotionally complicated, and made all the better by clever pacing/editing and Fleabag's constant need to talk to the camera, usually during the most unlikely moments.

Dec 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Fleabag is a clever, frenetic, and coolly smart series, balancing humor with a dark intensity the continues to grow. Still, the show never deviates from its irreverent buoyancy

Oct 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Very rude and very funny, Fleabag winds up at an unexpectedly moving place by the end. It's abetted by the glorious Olivia Colman as the heroine's witheringly passive-aggressive godmother.

Apr 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Fleabag: Season 1

  • Oct 09, 2019
    The better series of the two
  • Oct 08, 2019
    Not for the easily offended, Fleabag is, as one reviewer said, often "viciously funny", sometimes sad, in many ways disturbing and always surprising.
  • Oct 02, 2019
    I don't understand how people enjoy this show.
  • Oct 02, 2019
    Wow. Usually I manage at least one or two shows of a tv series, but this was one of the worst I have ever seen. Pretentious, trying too hard to be different, coming across fake as hell.
  • Sep 29, 2019
    Just not amusing at any level.
  • Sep 29, 2019
    You are missing out on so much if you haven't watched it.
  • Sep 29, 2019
    It is a f****ng masterpiece.
  • Sep 28, 2019
    Gorgeous television, beautifully written and acted. Hilarious and devastatingly human. Bravo Phoebe Waller Bridge.
  • Sep 28, 2019
    I've never watched a TV series that's as funny as Phoebe Waller-Bridge's British comedy "Fleabag". Like seriously. Waller-Bridge's performance is one of my most favorite to date. The show is absolutely hilarious and I crave for more after every episode. Quoting another user's review, "it's pure art." Go watch "Fleabag" Season 1 on Amazon Prime Video!
  • Sep 28, 2019

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