TV's most prestigious honours, the Emmy Awards 2019 were held in Los Angeles on September 23. Celebrating the best of Television, the awards honour the work of shows across genres of drama, comedy, reality TV and so on. One of the most competitive categories every year is hands down, the Best Comedy Series. Among the 2019 nominees were, Fleabag, Veep, Schitt's Creek, Russian Doll, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Barry and The Good Place. Mind you, all these shows are brilliant in their own right but this year's Emmys win was bagged by the much-deserved Fleabag. Written, directed and performed by the uber-talented Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the show won four Emmys including Best Comedy Series, Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Writing for a Comedy Series and Directing for a Comedy Series (Harry Bradbeer). Emmys 2019: Game Of Thrones Bags Best Drama Series, Twitterati Call it a Deserving Win for the Cast But Not the Makers.
What is Fleabag About?
Fleabag for the uninitiated is a TV adaptation of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's play by the same name. The play consisting of a monologue about an unnamed woman with a considerable sexual appetite who runs a guinea pig-themed cafe and is mourning the loss of her best friend is a painful yet funny account. The show traces, Fleabag's complicated life in London. After the first season of the show released in 2016, the series received a great response but things went unexpectedly well for the show's second season which released in April this year.
What Makes Fleabag Special?
Fleabag has been instrumental in pushing the envelope for content revolving around female sexuality and mental health while also making sharp remarks about relevant issues such as sexual harassment. Above all, the second season mainly shows us how women are comfortable self-sabotaging their lives while still putting on a brave face for the forces outside. The show's format of the lead protagonist breaking the fourth wall while indulging in candid conversations with the viewers particularly clicked well with the audiences also mainly owing to Phoebe's charming act. Her awkward way of twitching her face and blushed glances are a pure delight and make Fleabag relatable. The writing is fresh and rarely have TV shows delved so deeply into an emotionally damaged woman's inner workings so well. The show's dark humour runs deep through its lead characters including Fleabag's sister's character, exceptionally played by Sian Clifford and their Godmother's part essayed by the great Olivia Coleman. Emmys 2019 Complete Winner List: Game of Thrones, Fleabag, Chernobyl, Ozark Win Big at 71st Primetime Emmy Awards.
A blessing for the second season of the show has also been the uber-talented Andrew Scott who stars as the 'hot priest' that Fleabag falls for. His character brings a separate spiritual/erotica vibe to the second season. The beauty of this show is that it shines in its darkest moments. She's an atheist with a high sex drive and he's a priest with an oath of celibacy, talk about irony!
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Where Can You Watch It?
The Emmy Award-Winning series is available on Amazon Prime. The show consists of two seasons with 6 episodes each. The show boasts of a brilliant cast of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Oliva Colman, Sian Clifford, Andrew Scott and Brett Gelman in lead roles.