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Both series of Fleabag received widespread acclaim from television critics. At review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, both series received approval ratings of 100%. The first series received an average rating of 8.5/10, based on 42 reviews, with the site's critical consensus reading: "Clever and viciously funny, Fleabag is a touching, wildly inventive comedy about a complicated young woman navigating the aftermath of trauma."[20] The second series received an average rating of 9.3/10, based on 97 reviews, with the critical consensus stating: "Fleabag jumps back into the fray with a bracing second season that upholds its predecessor's frenzied wit and delicate heart, replete with Phoebe Waller-Bridge's indefatigable charisma".[22] At Metacritic, the first series received a weighted average score of 88 out of 100, based on 19 critics,[21] while the second series received a score of 96, based on 21 critics, both signifying "universal acclaim".[23]

Fleabag - Season 2

Former United States President Barack Obama named the second season of Fleabag among his favorite films and television series of 2019. In his annual list, which he released on Twitter on 29 December 2019, he added a small addendum with the title, "and a quick list of TV shows that I considered as powerful as movies: Fleabag: Season 2, Unbelievable, and Watchmen.[36]

Ridiculously talented Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge was recently snapped up by Amazon, signing a deal to create new television content that will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Will that new content include another season of Fleabag?

Waller-Bridge was initially going to leave the first season as it is, with the special relationship between the character and viewer seemingly broken forever. That is, until a flash of inspiration gave her a new angle - what if somebody else broke the fourth wall with her?

But after conceiving Fleabag as a one-woman play during the Edinburgh festival, then developing the concept into two spectacular seasons of television, Waller-Bridge has made the extremely un-American decision to stop at the peak of her popularity, sparing the character from the slow death suffered by The Simpsons and Friends.

However, as season two begins our anti-heroine is still affected by the final events of season one, which saw her brother-in-law, Martin, attempt to kiss her at a party. When Fleabag told her sister Claire about it, she discovered that Martin had already lied and claimed that she, Fleabag, had attempted to kiss him, causing an estrangement between the two sisters.

Who is Godmother? Godmother is an artist, and according to our anti-heroine, she's also a "c**t". Fleabag took great delight in stealing a golden statuette of a naked woman from her obnoxious, self-absorbed Godmother early on in season one (and it makes a cheeky cameo early on in season two...).

Where have I seen Brett Gelman before? Comedian and actor Brett Gelman played the oddball investigative journalist in Stranger Things season two, (yep, the "how was the pull-out?" guy), and is known in the US for his roles as Brett Mobley in comedy-action series Eagleheart and as Mr. K on the NBC sitcom Go On.

Who is Jake? Jake is Claire's very creepy teenage stepson, who has a habit of climbing into the bath with her. Early on in season two, Fleabag is left bewildered when Jake tells her that she should encourage Claire to leave his dad, Martin.

Who is Boo? Boo is Fleabag's former best friend, who died prior to the events of the first season. We learnt in the last season's finale that Fleabag slept with Boo's boyfriend, resulting in Boo mistakenly dying by suicide, after she stepped into traffic with the aim of injuring herself and making her boyfriend feel guilty for cheating on her.

Who is The Counsellor? Spotted in the BBC3 trailer for Fleabag season two, Fleabag visits a counsellor recommended to her by her father. When Counsellor asks Fleabag why she thinks she's in therapy, Fleabag says : "Because I spent most of my adult life using sex to deflect from the screaming void inside my empty heart."

In the same month that Avengers: Endgame arguably stuck the landing and Game of Thrones ... will end, one way or another, Amazon airs the second and final season of Fleabag, a master class in character, emotion, and how to end a story with enviable magnificence.

We catch up with our unnamed heroine Fleabag (writer/creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge) over a year after the events of Season 1. In the firecracker of a season premiere, she breaks the acrimonious silence with her sister (Sian Clifford) to focus on their father's (Bill Paterson) wedding.

A year out, Fleabag has her life back on track, but Boo's death isn't part of it in the same way as her mother's. Boo will always be part of her, but there are whole swaths of their story that are still too painful to face. There's less of Boo in this season, but she's always there at an emotional peak. The agony that bubbled beneath Fleabag's roiling surface in Season 1 has been buried deep down, and the pain is her anchor to emotion when she dares to feel anything else.

Thus, Fleabag ends its masterly run at 12 episodes and two seasons. Waller-Bridge's breakout is a tough magnum opus to eclipse, for her or anyone, but it will be glorious to watch her try. Until then, we will always have this hilarious, tempestuous, raw work of genius at our fingertips. It's been a pleasure.

Fleabag returned with its second and final season this month, and as much as it pains me to say it, the Amazon series is wrapped up beautifully. Writer and actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge did an incredible job showing the growth, frailty, and depth of not just Fleabag herself but the other lead characters as well (yes, even Martin).

As far as the soundtrack goes, most of what we hear throughout season two is dramatic, sweeping choral music, which pairs nicely with the will-they-or-won't-they romance Fleabag has with The Priest (played expertly by Andrew Scott). The music was actually written and composed by Waller-Bridge's older sister, Isobel, but the show turned to something more contemporary for its tearjerking final scene.

The Priest decides to walk home, leaving Fleabag at the bus stop by herself, clutching the bronze statue that she stole from Godmother (for a second time, after learning that it was inspired by her late mother). It's during this moment that we hear "This Feeling" by Alabama Shakes, from their acclaimed 2015 album Sound & Color. Listening to the lyrics feels eerily poignant as you consider what Fleabag has been through; she's spent the last few years grieving both her mom and best friend, Boo, and using unhealthy coping mechanisms to deal with the pain. But in season two, she's making strides, trying to hold her tongue, and generally getting her sh*t together. As she walks away from the camera (and all of us) while Brittany Howard croons, "I've been having me a real hard time / But it feels so nice, to know I'm gonna be alright," it actually feels like the rest of us will be, too.

But, the Fleabag TV series is based on Waller-Bridge's play of the same name that debuted at the 2013 Edinburgh festival, according to The Guardian. Since the show is based on a limited work (there are no sequel plays in development as far as I can tell), that could mean Fleabag doesn't return for another season. However, since Fleabag follows the trials and tribulations of life for a modern woman in London, there could be plenty of potential for more seasons. Unfortunately, we'll have to wait and see.

However, since there's no telling how long fans of Fleabag will have to wait for a second season, if it's renewed at all, I've put together a list of other streaming comedies to tide you over in the meantime.

Part coming of age comedy, part '80s homage, fellow Amazon comedy Red Oaks follows a college student who works as a tennis instructor at a suburban New Jersey country club during the summer of 1985. If you enjoyed the raunchy humor of Fleabag, you may want to check out Red Oaks; the first season is available on Amazon.

Although Grace and Frankie doesn't star a group of young adults attempting to make their way in the world, this Netflix original comedy does capture the same kind of spirit following two women who become friends after their husbands leave them to pursue a relationship of their own. So, if that piques your interest, the first two seasons of Grace and Frankie are available on Netflix.

Following recently divorced mother Valerie who lives with her brother Alex and daughter Laura, Casual deals with the troubles of dating and casual sex. If you enjoyed Fleabag, you may enjoy Casual as well and if you want to check it out, the show's first two seasons are on Hulu.

As for Fleabag, it remains to be seen whether the Amazon comedy will get a second season. But, there are plenty of other comedies about sex and dating and figuring life out in the sea of television.

Apparently, when Fleabag last aired that's what a lot of people were already doing; trying to dress like her. Online fashion search engine Lyst announced that, since the final episode of Fleabag, in which she wears a red Reformation dress, it has seen a 38 per cent increase in searches for red dresses. Likewise, the black Topshop jumpsuit Waller-Bridge wore in the very first episode of season two. John Lewis have now released their retail report, where they mentioned the sales of black jumpsuits jumped by two thirds, coining it 'The Fleabag Effect'. With all the commotion the red dress is no longer available, but we've found a great alternative for you.

Hit BBC Three comedy Fleabag is set to return for a second season in 2019 on both Amazon and the BBC. Creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge confirmed the BBC news today at the Edinburgh International Television Festival. 041b061a72


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