With the ice and the snow blustering about outside, I took the time to (finally) watch “Fleabag,” a British sitcom that has made Phoebe Waller-Bridge a household name as she created and starred in the oddball series.
With a name like “Fleabag,” the series certainly grabs the viewer’s attention as Waller-Bridge plays the titular Fleabag, a woman who, when audiences first meet her, is in a lousy relationship and is saddled with a struggling business. Fleabag (we never actually get a real name for her) has a complicated relationship with her family. Her sister Claire (Sian Clifford) is strikingly Type A and is married to an alcoholic nitwit. Her father has yet to come to terms with the death of their mother and is verbally inept but happens to be dating Fleabag’s godmother. Now, Godmother is a particularly interesting character (yes, she also doesn’t have a proper name) as she is a talented artist and passive aggressive woman played by the brilliant Olivia Colman.