A six-part comedy series adapted from the award-winning play about a young woman trying to cope with life in London whilst coming to terms with a recent tragedy.
Normally, I give any/all shows at least one full episode. If they have potential, two full episodes. But, if I’m not hooked by then? I’m out.
There have also been times when I’ve REALLY tried to FORCE myself to like a show, like: Game Of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and, Boardwalk Empire which I’ve dedicated two whole seasons before giving up, running away, and never looking back.
This show does not fall into either of those categories.
Sadly, I did NOT make it past the first six minutes. I have NO IDEA what tragedy the main character is trying to come to terms with and I have no idea if this show has the potential to be amazing – because I couldn’t last long enough.
And here’s why….
1. Usually, I enjoy random commentary [where the lead speaks to the camera as though the other characters aren’t even there]. But what I couldn’t handle was the incessant commentary. And by incessant, I literally mean every.two.seconds. To the point where you can’t even watch a five-second-scene without listening to the girl pontificate about what we’re already watching with our own eyes!!! Beyond overkill. No thank you.
2. We all know sex sells and it’s even necessary for certain plot lines; and I am not a prude, but I’m not really a big fan of sex scenes. In fact, seven years ago, I almost quit watching Shameless because there was way too much sex and not enough story lines. However, sex scenes, for a good reason: love, passion, heartache, heartbreak, ect… = TOTALLY AWESOME! * As long as it’s NOT just for ratings. And as long as it’s not just for shock value.
Within 30 seconds of this show, not only is the main character a blabbering, pontificating, windbag, she takes it up the ass from a booty-call. Which I guess might be the TRUE definition of a “booty-call” – merely for shock value, or, simply to make the already ‘trying-too-hard’ show seem intriguing.
And that’s just not my bag. And it’s not how to captivate MY personal interests.
Shit, I’d rather just watch porn. With less talking!
Although, the critics totally disagree with me [see below], and you might too.
So, if you’re into excessive explanations and watching ‘G-Rated’ drunk, lousy, anal sex? Have it at!
With so much else to watch and write about, I truly don’t have the time for this nonsense.
- Do NOT Recommend.
Fleabag is a six-part British comedy television series set in London. It was produced by Two Brothers Pictures for digital channel BBC Three and in a co-production agreement with Amazon Studios. The show premiered on 21 July 2016. Phoebe Waller-Bridge writes and stars as the main character, Fleabag, a young woman attempting to navigate modern life in London.
Fleabag has received positive reviews. Metacritic gave it an 88 score, with Emily Nussbaum from The New Yorker calling it “a precision black-humor mechanism, a warped and affecting fable about one single woman’s existence.” Mo Ryan at Variety calls it scathingly funny. Mike Hale in The New York Times praises the show for its “restless, almost feral energy and its slap-in-the-face attitude.” Tim Goodman from The Hollywood Reporter sees the show as “heralding a very distinctive new voice on television.” And Alan Sepinwall from HitFix describes the show as “something achingly beautiful.”