Unrealistic but happy
- Apr 6, 2020
Hope to read your review of Season 2. I can't decide which season I liked more. I would write it differs from the Office as that show is like they're all doing a "Cops" style show with a camera following them. Fleabag is more like Deadpool. She's breaking the 4th wall and talking to the audience.Johnny Novgorod said:Fleabag (Season 1)
I really liked this one. It's about a fuckup (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) who's stuck running an unappetizing caf? in London (her partner & BFF killed herself, kinda, and her absence haunts Fleabag) while engaging in a vicious cycle of provocation and validation that has estranged her from her family, particularly her sister and her dad (each has essentially replaced her with a truly hateful intruder). The whole meaning of the show creeps up on you slowly and effectively while you're distracted with the comedy. Phoebe has a shtick where she looks at the camera and makes a snide little comment that will prove her right within seconds, The Office style, and it should be the most rote thing ever but it works like a charm here because of the snappy Edgar Wright-style timing and top notch acting/writing. Can't wait to binge season 2.
I watched 2 shows last night. Ozark on Netflix compares favorably to "Breaking Bad". The stakes all seem so high and the characters deep and layered. The other is "Better Call Saul" a prequel to "Breaking Bad" on AMC. I normally hate prequels but this one is spectacular and succeeds on its own.
I'm advised "Sinner" Season 3 has just dropped. It will be next up. Follows an investigator who has his own major damage as he looking not into who dun its but why was it done.