Fleabag on BBC3?

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Anyone seen the first episode of Fleabag? I found it on iPlayer and it rather amused me.

moodyblues Mon 25-Jul-16 22:59:54

Yes, I thought it was excellent. V.funny and quite different.

I'm a bit of a fan.

Rollergirl1 Tue 26-Jul-16 11:27:25

I watched it the other day and was underwhelmed. That actress only ever plays those parts (intelligent, kooky and slutty). She was in another program recently, can't remember the name but it was based on some young professionals living in a dis-used hospital. She was the old best friend (love interest) of one of the "squatters" who turns up out of the blue. As I say it was exactly the same character, sexually promiscuous, rebellious with a devil may care attitude but ultimately deeply unhappy.

Rollergirl1 Tue 26-Jul-16 11:38:00

The other comedy was called "Crashing" and it turns out that the actress in both (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) wrote them both so that explains it.

Truckingalong Sun 31-Jul-16 22:21:52

Nice use of the word slutty there. I watched it and loved it but it seems a woman can't have sex with a number of men without someone labelling her as slutty. I despair.

Groovee Tue 02-Aug-16 10:40:06

Was a bit underwhelmed by it. Will Andy come back?

ThisPasadenaHomemaker Tue 02-Aug-16 10:41:20

All I could think was that she was like a slimmer, more foul-mouthed Miranda.

And about as funny.

Thingiebob Tue 02-Aug-16 10:48:09

I thought it was very good.

I didn't like the previous show Crashing to be honest. It was just too try hard.

Lules Tue 02-Aug-16 10:52:02

I really loved it. I keep mentioning it to people in RL but they haven't seen it.

ForalltheSaints Fri 05-Aug-16 22:20:05

I watched one episode as I saw Phoebe Waller-Bridge in a play about five years ago- to be honest the format did not work for me. Miranda is streets better.

Truckingalong Fri 19-Aug-16 20:11:10

I think it's fabulous. I think I've got a crush on her too!

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Fri 19-Aug-16 20:14:46

I quite like her dark twisted sense of humour but she is a bit obsessed with bum sex.

DameXanaduBramble Fri 19-Aug-16 20:16:41

You can't in any way compare this to Miranda! I love it, it's very clever and well written. Shame it's only on bbc3, that's why nobody has heard of it.

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Fri 19-Aug-16 20:26:04

Apart from her having brown hair and coming from a middle class family, I can't see any similarities with Miranda.
Miranda is pure slapstick comedy.

DameXanaduBramble Fri 19-Aug-16 21:01:44

Jolly hockey stick comedy. This is gritty, dark humour.

BelladiNotte Fri 19-Aug-16 21:28:08

P'raps the similarity to Miranda alludes to the asides to camera?confused
However, I really enjoyed it, and there's a second series commissioned, I believe.
Agree, tho, that she seems to have an obsession to bum sex.[

DameXanaduBramble Fri 19-Aug-16 21:48:16

Miranda doesn't have the monopoly on camera asides, it's an age old technique.

LineyReborn Mon 22-Aug-16 10:22:34

I saw Ep 1 on ?BBC1 last night but found the sisters thing a bit too forced.

Excited101 Mon 22-Aug-16 19:55:54

I love it, not at all like Miranda

SaigonSaigon Mon 22-Aug-16 19:59:42

I love it too. Very well written and acted. And dark. Brilliant if you like your comedy a bit leftfield.

bearofnothingness Tue 23-Aug-16 08:12:24

watched first four episodes last nigh, vv funny, looking forward to finishing the series!

It's brill

drigon Thu 25-Aug-16 00:20:10

Not too bad. It's a grower!

BigcatLittlecat Thu 25-Aug-16 00:24:32

I like it! It is dark and thought provoking. It does get better as the series goes on.

Fatrascals Fri 26-Aug-16 22:23:49

Just watched episode 6.
I just love it. It's brutally, brutally honest.
The human/family relationships are fractured and so dysfunctional but (to me at least) they ring very true to real life. It doesn't make them all bad, just honest.

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