‘Fleabag’ Season 2: Phoebe Waller-Bridge Goes Out With A Masterfully Hilarious & Heartbreaking Bang [Review]

Published on May 17, 2019

Faith, in anyone, or anything, never really factored into “Fleabag,” neither the eponymous self-destructive character nor the tremendous BBC Three/Amazon show written by its star and creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, about a damaged, trainwreck 20-something woman living in London wracked with guilt and grief, but emotionally unequipped to do anything about it. Something of an excruciating, self-immolating condemnation and minor celebration of our 20-something era—when our monstrously narcissistic and self-absorbed years of irresponsible boozing, prodigious sex, and cigarettes mowed down anyone in our path, but also yielded a few entertaining stories—”Fleabag” was always a wickedly clever, razor-sharp, inventive, and even brutalizing portrait of adultolescence; the lost, often rock-bottom years, most people generally go through as they stumble towards true adulthood and finding themselves in this mad, mad world.

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Author: Rodrigo Perez