We're All Obsessed With New TV Show Fleabag

Is this show actually the voice of a generation?

Not since the first series of Girls has a TV show won us over like new BBC comedy Fleabag.

The creation of British comedian 31-year-old Phoebe Waller-Bridge, our answer to Lena Dunham, the show began as a one-woman set at Edinburgh Festival.

Having now been developed the show for TV (starting out on BBC3, and now moving over to BBC2), the 6-part series follows the life of millennial cafe owner Fleabag (her family nickname) struggling through her late 20s. 


Skint, sad, and brilliantly filthy, Fleabag is dealing with the death of her best friend, her neurotic sister, and her awful step mum (played by the genius Olivia Coleman).

Fleabag has all the worries we all do - in one scene telling her dad; 'I have a horrible feeling that I am a greedy perverted selfish apathetic cynical depraved morally bankrupt woman who can't even call herself a feminist.' We've all been there. 


And there's plenty of laughs with a script  full of cutting one-liners and scenes full of sassy side-eye. From the opening scene with Fleabag in bed getting off to a news show of Barack Obama, to a loan appointment that goes wrong when she removes her jumper thinking there's a tee shirt underneath, and ends up flashing her bank manager. 

In short: It's brilliant TV. We want more. 

For fans of: Girls, Catastrophe, Crazy Ex Girlfriend

Watch it on:  BBC iPlayer now

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