Written by Ollie C.
Off the back of 2015's 'Fleabag' Season 1, Phoebe Waller-Bridge's hit dark comedy returns with a bang. And a punch. And a trip to the hospital. For all the wrong reasons
The award winning series' return pulled no punches, with Waller-Bridge and co. bringing everything they have, resulting in arguably the strongest episode of the show yet. Now, this isn't to say that the show hasn't been strong- the entirety of Season 1 was pure class, but Season 2 just turns it up to 11.
The 4th wall breaking is in full swing with our main character, Fleabag, surrounded by her misfits of family and friends. The quick wit of the script is superbly well acted and this is only reinforced by the sharp quick direction of Harry Bradbeer.
Dealing with some considerably touchy subjects from the death of a best friend, to alchol addiction to the big twist ending that leaves us shocked and frankly lost for words. However this twist plays out maturely and appropriately, dealing with it in a sensible light and allows for our two main characters of Fleabag and her 'insane and irrationally an*l' sister, Claire- portrayed by the wonderfully nuanced Sian Clifford. Other standouts of this incredible series opener include the ever-wonderful, Andrew Scott as the foul-mouthed Priest and Olivia Colman as the godmother and bride-to-be.
This series is of to one hell of a start and I can't wait to see what wild routes it takes next. Waller-Bridge, you've hit the nail well and truly on the head, along with Martin. Roll on Episode 2.
Season 2 Episode 1 can be watched via BBC One & BBC Three, along with BBC iPlayer, now.
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