More Fleabag

A few weeks ago I recommended some TV that I thought the Biblio-therapy readers would enjoy, since books have been a bit disappointing of late. (I did recently enjoy Normal People by Sally Rooney, but basically everyone else in the world has written a glowing review of it.) One of the shows I talked about was Fleabag, and I mentioned that the second season would be coming to Amazon soon. I have to admit that I was a little wary of this new season–the first season was such a beautifully complete story that I couldn’t imagine how a second season could measure up. But, you guys, Season 2 is BETTER. I don’t want to give away too much, but there are wonderful things happening with characters and with the narrative structure, and it was just a sort of a perfect season of TV. Everyone should watch it. Seriously, please go watch it, because I really need someone to talk about it with.

5 comments on “More Fleabag

  1. Anna says:

    So, I’m four episodes into Season 1, and I don’t love it, but I also can’t stop thinking about it? I think it might end up being a little too devastating, as you’d first described it, for me, but man, it is some stellar writing and acting!

    • Kinsey says:

      Yeah, you know, in retrospect I think it’s Season 2 that made me move beyond respect for the art and into just loving the people and the show and everything so much.

      • Anna says:

        Hmm, I was waffling on watching Season 2 (I cried all the way through the second half of the final episode of season 1, which is not really what I’m looking for in my tv nowadays), but maybe I’ll have to give it a go.

        Also, I realized that when the stepmom was first introduced, she seemed like a bit of a pain, but Fleabag herself seemed like she was going out of her way to be difficult, so I was sympathetic. (Spoilers, I guess) But then each episode was like this slow burn on how awful that stepmom could be – the memorial brunch! the sexhibition! – and by the end I was completely with your description of her as truly the most horrible person.

        • Kinsey says:

          Obviously, you should only watch what you want to. But if it makes you feel better, I will say that I think Season 1 was sort of about her hitting bottom and having to choose to go on, and Season 2 is more about her figuring out how she can have a life again and how to make good decisions in that life. Also, Hot Priest!

          • Anna says:

            I did want to see Hot Priest, but we dumped Prime again, before we had to start paying for it. I could have sworn I’d already used my free month, but maybe it resets after a few years?

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