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I recognize the often cringy humor in Fleabag because I have it all around me. Phoebe Waller-Bridge has created a wonderfully frank portrait of women today, and I recognize a lot of the women in my life in her characters, even if they are pushed to comic extremes. Now of course, her lead is a terrible person (though perhaps no more than the delightfully passive-aggressive stepmother played by Olivia Coleman), motivated by her damage, but because she speaks to camera and gives it knowing looks, we're complicit. Except the show does ask what the function of the complicit camera IS, and though I found Season 1's reveal too well telegraphed to really feel "betrayed" by our narrator, Season 2 expands on just who we, "the audience" are in this drama, and where I watched Season 1's six episodes sporadically, I chugged through Season 2's. The first dealt with the trauma that created the set-up, but the second was a love story, like all things Fleabag, an inappropriate one with a priest played by Andrew Scott (probably the best I've ever seen him in anything). For a comedy, Fleabag goes to some very heavy and moving places, and I found myself weeping about as much as I was laughing.
wonderFULL! One boy told me, that I have very very bad English, so ok - that's all I will write
to see which of your friends have seen this movie!