News 10 Must-Watch TV Shows if You Loved 'Fleabag'
10 Must-Watch TV Shows if You Loved 'Fleabag'
If you're a fan of the sharp wit, complex characters, and dark humor of 'Fleabag,' then you're in for a treat! Phoebe Waller-Bridge's creation left an indelible mark on the world of television, and if you're craving more shows that offer the same level of depth and irreverence, you've come to the right place. From medical dramedies to raw and emotionally charged narratives, here's a curated list of TV series that capture the essence of 'Fleabag' while carving their own unique path. Dive into these shows that feature strong, often flawed, female protagonists and a penchant for breaking the fourth wall, and discover the next binge-worthy series that will keep you entertained and emotionally invested. Let's explore the TV landscape beyond 'Fleabag.'
1. "Catastrophe" (Amazon Prime Video):
If you're still feeling the love from the connection between Fleabag and the Hot Priest, you'll appreciate the love story in 'Catastrophe.' Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan co-create and star as a couple navigating the ups and downs of a relationship after an unplanned pregnancy. Like 'Fleabag,' it celebrates the complexities of unexpected romance.
2. "You're the Worst" (Hulu):
'You're the Worst' explores the complex relationship between Gretchen and Jimmy, two unhappy individuals who unexpectedly fall in love. Aya Cash's portrayal of Gretchen, with her biting sarcasm and endearing recklessness, draws parallels to Phoebe Waller-Bridge's character in 'Fleabag.' The show combines humor with a deep exploration of human emotions.
3. "I Hate Suzie" (HBO Max):
Billie Piper stars in 'I Hate Suzie' as an actress whose life unravels after her private photos are leaked. The show, like 'Fleabag,' doesn't shy away from showcasing its protagonist's darker qualities, inviting viewers into the messy, emotional journey of a complex woman.
4. "This Is Going to Hurt" (AMC+):
Ben Whishaw takes on the role of an overworked OB-GYN in this seven-part medical dramedy based on Adam Kay's memoir. Much like 'Fleabag,' Whishaw invites the audience into his character's world through fourth-wall breaks, creating an intimate connection with viewers. While the setting may be a hospital instead of a cafe, the mix of witty comedy and heartfelt drama will feel very familiar.
5. "I May Destroy You" (HBO Max):
'I May Destroy You' delves into the aftermath of sexual assault through Michaela Coel's deeply personal storytelling. Arabella's journey parallels the healing process explored in 'Fleabag,' showcasing complex, multi-dimensional female characters.
6. "High Fidelity" (Hulu):
'High Fidelity' features Zoë Kravitz in the role of Rob, a record store owner who breaks the fourth wall to share her thoughts on love and relationships. Much like 'Fleabag,' it explores the highs and lows of romantic life while connecting with the audience through direct addresses.
7. "Frayed" (HBO Max):
'Frayed' shares common ground with Fleabag as a British dramedy led by a messy female character. Sarah Kendall plays a woman who relocates her family to Australia after her husband's death, uncovering secrets from her past. The series combines humor and drama, much like 'Fleabag,' and is a hidden gem worth exploring.
8. "Chewing Gum" (HBO Max):
Before 'I May Destroy You,' Michaela Coel created 'Chewing Gum,' a hilariously funny series where she plays Tracey, a young woman breaking away from her religious upbringing to explore life, love, and sex. With its madcap energy and fourth-wall breaks, it shares similarities with the early episodes of 'Fleabag.'
9. "Crashing" (Netflix):
Before 'Fleabag,' Phoebe Waller-Bridge created and starred in 'Crashing,' a series centered around a group of twenty-somethings living together in an abandoned hospital. Waller-Bridge's character, Lulu, brings her unique charm to the show, and the series offers a glimpse of her early work, with hints of what would later make 'Fleabag' so special.
10. "Mrs. Fletcher" (HBO Max):
Kathryn Hahn stars as Mrs. Fletcher, a woman rediscovering herself after her son goes to college, in this series that explores desire and self-discovery. If you enjoyed the exploration of desire in 'Fleabag,' this series provides a similar blend of comedy and cringe-worthy moments.
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