Fleabag: Season 2 Reviews

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October 22, 2019
Waller-Bridge understands how to make Fleabag's defiance both galvanising and brittle. The emotional complexities of her trauma can be deliriously funny, while moments of self-destruction are sadly telling.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 23, 2019
Writer and actor Phoebe Waller-Bridge's cleverness reaches new heights in the second and final season of her glorious bad-woman comedy.
May 24, 2019
In an entertainment landscape that rarely grants women characters the range to be challenging, Fleabag's commitment to exploring the sisters' anxieties about (and slow progress toward) one another is a breath of fresh air.
May 24, 2019
Packaging them, turning them into a story, is also a way to control her feelings. Fleabag gives us Fleabag as a gift, so she doesn't have to deal with it herself.
May 22, 2019
The writing here is bitter, sweet, truthful and empathetic. The performances are brilliantly judged from top-notch actors who know exactly when to play it straight and when to go for the funny.
May 22, 2019
What Waller-Bridge does with a familiar British comedy trope is explosive.
May 21, 2019
As in Killing Eve, Waller-Bridge always makes sure even her worst characters have moments of vulnerability and humanity, that they have the possibilities that life's pencils and its erasers provide in equal measures.
May 20, 2019
Her writing remains as confident and her humor as cutting as ever - these episodes give us some of the funniest TV moments going right now, and may be the year's best.
May 17, 2019
For a character utterly obsessed with the violence that crawls under the surface of politesse, it's a rare moment of harmony between her inner and outer selves.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 16, 2019
Exquisitely crafted in every line and shot, it's unflinchingly mordant in its heightened depiction of everyday awfulness, but it retains at its core a vulnerable, longing sweetness you mightn't think capable of coexisting.
May 16, 2019
Fleabag Season 2, which I cannot recommend highly enough, is thrillingly deep, funny, and buoyant.
May 16, 2019
The first season was always meant to stand alone. That the second... is so successfully additive and so satisfyingly final in its conclusion, feels like a minor miracle.
May 16, 2019
A portrait of grief, fear, and love that's startling, painful, achingly funny, unbearably sexy, pretty much perfect, and somehow better than the first season. It is a marvel. It should not exist.
May 16, 2019
I's a spellbinding performance. But Waller-Bridge also writes generously for her gifted cast. Even Claire's skeevy, selfish husband, Martin (Brett Gelman, who has a Ph.D. in skeeve) has a moment of late clarity.
May 15, 2019
Scott is immensely likable, and it's not hard to see how Fleabag would fall for him (as ridiculous as that may sound), but where the series ultimately takes this connection seems sketchily thought out rather than fully realized.
May 14, 2019
Not a single scene or line is wasted. As messy as its protagonist might be, Fleabag season two is tidy and compact and perfect.
May 14, 2019
It is brilliant physical comedy, which she translates to television with a kind of gangly, Buster Keaton-esque energy.

May 14, 2019
Among Fleabag's great joys is its ability to be gut-bustingly funny while exploring its main character's very real and obvious suffering. That gift is on ample display from the season's first minute to its last.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 7, 2019
Clifford and Waller-Bridge are a transcendent sister act. And the spiritual plotline is transgressive, even Bergman-esque.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 7, 2019
Season 2 is a towering accomplishment, proving what many have suspected since her debut: Waller-Bridge is operating on a higher plane, and she's kind enough to take the audience along with her.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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