2. Fleabag (2016 – 2019)
- How many seasons: There are two series with the second one finishing this past April.
- Where you can watch it: As an Amazon Original, you can stream Fleabag through Prime Video.
Fleabag is a critically acclaimed British comedy-drama. The series is about Fleabag, played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, an angst-ridden woman living in London who often breaks the fourth wall to communicate with the audience about her life. The concept for the series was designed by Waller-Bridge when she was tasked with coming up with a sketch as part of a stand-up storytelling night.
It’s not a show that’s easy to describe because to describe it makes it sound like not much is happening, but it is well worth your time. If you don’t want to take my word for it, you can listen to the critics who have been hailing the series as one of the best since it debuted in 2016.
Fleabag has been called scathing, darkly humorous, and poignant in its deep and soul-searching commentary on the human condition and recovery in the aftermath of trauma. The second series has received 11 Primetime Emmy Award Nominations.
In addition to starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the show also stars Sian Clifford as Claire, Fleabag’s sister, Olivia Colman as her godmother, Bill Paterson as her father, Brett Gelman as her sister’s husband, Hugh Skinner, Hugh Dennis, Ben Aldridge, Jamie Demetriou, Jenny Rainsford, Andrew Scott, Fiona Shaw, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Ray Fearon.