Fleabag: Season 1 (2016)

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Fleabag

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

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Episodes

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Air date: Sep 16, 2016
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Air date: Sep 16, 2016
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Air date: Sep 16, 2016
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Air date: Sep 16, 2016
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Air date: Sep 16, 2016
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Tv Season Info

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 (17)

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

Sep 20, 2016 | Full Review…
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Hilarious heartbreaker.

Sep 19, 2016 | Full Review…

Waller-Bridge's awkwardness, her moments of rampant egoism followed by crushing bleakness, make Fleabag one of the most distinctive female characters in recent memory.

Sep 19, 2016 | Full Review…

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…

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…

...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…

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…

Audience Reviews for Fleabag: Season 1

  • 6d ago
    At times it's sharp and witty, but most of the time the writers are simply trying to shock the audience for laughs and snark. FleaBag seems desperate to become the next Shameless of dark comedy, but it misses badly. MacKenzie Phillip's-like granddaughter peeping back at the camera after she's blown 12 guys or woke up in an alleyway with her self-narration for the audience is played and quite lame. The timing and editing are solid so it does occasionally work on some levels, but mostly it's raunch trying to pass itself on as something deeper. It's really not. Skank would've been the more appropriate title.
  • Dec 05, 2019
    May very well be one of my all time favorite TV Shows. So sorry it will only be 2 seasons. Great acting, gut wrenching drama and side splitting humor in one package. Can't be wrong. Stood up and cheered for her!!
  • Dec 03, 2019
    Sheer brilliance. This show is profoundly funny and extremely quirky! Phoebe, the writer and the lead actor is phenomenal.
  • Nov 19, 2019
    sublime, e sincero, melhor série da década
  • Nov 18, 2019
    Clever writing combined with unique visual presentation ensure the smashing success of this debut season.
  • Nov 14, 2019
    One of the best TV shows I have ever watched. I would and do recommend it to everyone I meet. 10/10
  • Nov 11, 2019
    A couple episodes in, the show takes no time to flex its worth. Sharp writing, a cast capable of handling jarring dialogue, and a lead role who addresses the camera in nearly every conversation, all ensure Fleabag is less un-funny than most on TV. No doubt the character development of Phoebe will be moving, and relatable given her "laughably" reprehensible personality, but as a comedy, her character's unfeminine crassness, sarcasm, and general displeasurable attitude cannot carry this show far. But most annoying is Phoebe's decision to address the camera incessantly, as if to lure the audience by sharing some inside joke with them. It's not funny, it's a gimmick. The show's good for a few laughs as long as you can put up with one dimensional humor and ignore the "camera stare" moments that happen every couple minutes.
  • Nov 04, 2019
    This is good, dirty fun with heart
  • Nov 03, 2019
    Wonderfully amazed. Never knew Phoebe Waller-Bridge but she's so good. The combination of humour and sadness is the best.
  • Oct 24, 2019
    Definitely a gripping show with sharp-witted scripts and story lines, powerful acting, and detailed directing. Phoebe's brilliance shines through in all aspects.

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