Are you a watcher of ‘Fleabag’? If not, then you’d better runnotwalk to the nearest device and get started – it won’t take you long to get through both series, and I promise you that your life will be exponentially better for it. Seriously. It’s THAT good. The writing is smart, funny, full of things that we all think but few dare to say aloud. The acting is fantastic (seriously – Phoebe Waller-Bridge can say more with her eyebrows than most can manage with their mouths), the situations that our heroine finds herself in are frequently shocking, awkward, and so bloody real that you’ll be cringing along at home…the show is just delightful. Brilliant. A visual treat – we need more of these in our lives these days, methinks. The entire cast of characters brings their A game, they’re all written so real, so flawed, so fully formed, and so everything you hope you will find on a show…it’s all just great. Except it’s more than great, but I’m at a loss for words to express exactly how brilliant I find this show. Yep. THAT good.
I used to be a big TV watcher who kept up with a zillion shows, but in the past 6 years or so, my viewing habits have changed dramatically – I watch very few shows, as I just don’t seem to have the time nor the desire to watch everything and anything. When a show does come along that’s good (like ‘Fleabag’) I will likely binge it (just finished Season 2 of ‘Jack Ryan’ last night – LOVED it! John Krasinski is a really good Jack Ryan!)…although I did watch Hulu’s ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ weekly this year, and it was FANTASTIC!! If you haven’t seen that, check it out as well – it’s great, and the soundtrack is AWESOME!!! 😊 (Two standout tracks for your listening pleasure:
Anyway, ‘Fleabag the Scriptures’ was released this week – it’s the complete filming scripts for ‘Fleabag’ series 1 and 2, full of annotations of scene directions, other new writing from Phoebe Waller-Bridge…and the book is friggin’ DELIGHTFUL!!! 😊 I love rereading scenes that I’ve watched over and over again, as they feel different on the page than they did on the screen – not bad different of course, just different, and it’s kind of awesome. One of my favorite moments in the pilot is when Fleabag looks directly at the camera and says, “Do I have a MASSIVE arsehole?”…and it plays just as hilarious in the book! Yaa! 😊 This is a delightful collection that any lover of the show will want to have – I will likely watch the series again, just to thoroughly immerse myself in the whole Fleabag experience. Good thing I’ve got a few days off over Christmas, I smell a binge a-comin’!😊