Airdate: Fleabag

UK comedy Fleabag, written by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge, has its Free to Air premiere on ABC Comedy on Monday.

The series is a frequent nominee, and occasional winner, in Comedy awards and has been renewed for a second season.

It also features Sian Clifford, Olivia Colman, Bill Paterson, Brett Gelman, Hugh Skinner & Hugh Dennis.

Meet Fleabag. She’s not talking to all of us; she’s talking to You.

A hilarious and poignant window into the mind of a dry-witted, sexual, angry, porn-watching, grief-riddled woman, trying to make sense of the world.

As she hurls herself headlong at modern living, Fleabag is thrown roughly up against the walls of contemporary London, with all its frenetic energy, late nights, and bright lights, in this very modern mix of fatalism and hedonism, sustaining a merry-go-round of broken dreamers.

Unfettered and unfiltered, Fleabag tears through the series sleeping with anyone who dares to stand too close, squeezing money from any orifice, rejecting anyone who tries to help her, and keeping up the bravado all along. Because that’s just the kind of f***ed up, normal person she is.

By turns hilarious and heart-breaking, this is the thoroughly disarming confessional of a woman so totally detached, she’s utterly lost, and ultimately wondering what the hell she ought to be doing in life. Much like the rest of us.

9:30pm Monday on ABC Comedy.

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