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10 shows you should watch if you love 'Fleabag

Published by Business Insider on Fri, 24 Jan 2020


Phoebe Waller-Bridge's tragicomedy "Fleabag," which follows a self-destructive, sex-obsessed young woman dealing with grief, loneliness, and faith in London, was one of the biggest shows of 2019.Although the actress confirmed that the show won't return for a third season, there are a number of similar series that you can stream to satisfy your desire for more "Fleabag."Waller-Bridge's other shows ("Crashing" and "Killing Eve") are also filled with her distinct, incisive writing.Other comedies, like Netflix's "Chewing Gum" and "Dead to Me," explore similar themes of loss and the messy process of coming into one's own.Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.Phoebe Waller-Bridge's tragicomedy "Fleabag" was one of the biggest shows of 2019. The BBC/Amazon series follows a self-destructive, sex-obsessed young woman, known only as the titular Fleabag, as she deals with grief, loneliness, and faith in London."Fleabag" has been hailed as one of the best shows of the 21st century, and Waller-Bridge has won multiple Emmys, Golden Globes, and SAG and Critics' Choice Awards for its second season.Although the actress and writer has confirmed that the show will not return for a third season, there are a handful of other series to watch if you need to quench your desire for more "Fleabag." Waller-Bridge's other two shows (the quirky comedy "Crashing" and the stylist spy thriller "Killing Eve") are full of her distinct style of darkly funny, incisive writing.Other comedies, like Netflix's "Chewing Gum" and "Dead to Me," explore similar themes of loss and coming into one's own.Here are 10 shows to watch if you're a fan of "Fleabag."1. Waller-Bridge's first TV show was the 2016 BBC miniseries "Crashing," which also detailed the misadventures of young adults in London.Synopsis: A comedy series following the lives of six 20- and 30-somethings living together as property guardians of a large, disused hospital.Where to watch: Netflix2. The "Fleabag" creator was also the showrunner of the first season of BBC America's stylish thriller "Killing Eve."Synopsis: After a series of events, the lives of a security operative and an assassin become inextricably linked.Where to watch: Hulu3. Like "Fleabag," Netflix's "Chewing Gum" follows a 20-something coming into her own and obsessing over sex.Synopsis: The life of Tracey and the mishaps of her neighbourhood, friends and family, and of course, her boyfriend.Where to watch: Netflix4. "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" is like "Fleabag," but the main character performs musical numbers instead of breaking the fourth wall.Synopsis: A young woman abandons a choice job at a law firm and her life in New York in an attempt to find happiness in the unlikely locale of West Covina, California.Where to watch: Netflix5. "Russian Doll" features a similarly magnetic, messy protagonist who drives the events of the series.Synopsis: A cynical young woman in New York City keeps dying and returning to the party that's being thrown in her honor on that same evening. She tries to find a way out of this strange time loop.Where to watch: Netflix6. Waller-Bridge's "Solo: A Star Wars Story" costar Donald Glover created the FX series "Atlanta," which features an aimless lead who also breaks the fourth wall searching for connection.Synopsis: Based in Atlanta, Earn and his cousin Alfred try to make their way in the world through the rap scene.Where to watch: Hulu7. "Sex Education" is one of the few other shows that tackles sex as irreverently and comically as "Fleabag."Synopsis: A teenage boy with a sex therapist mother teams up with a high school classmate to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school.Where to watch: Netflix8. Like "Fleabag," Netflix's "Dead to Me" is a dark comedy examining how the women at its center deal with grief.Synopsis: A series about a powerful friendship that blossoms between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit with a shocking secret.Where to watch: Netflix9. Netflix's "BoJack Horseman" is another comedy that uses dark humor to tell the story of its flawed main character's rehabilitation.Synopsis: BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit television show "Horsin' Around" in the '80s and '90s, now he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing colorful sweaters.Where to watch: Netflix10. The Canadian feel-good comedy "Schitt's Creek," like "Fleabag," emphasizes the role that family can play in making a flawed person better.Synopsis: When rich video-store magnate Johnny Rose and his family suddenly find themselves broke, they are forced to leave their pampered lives to regroup in Schitt's Creek.Where to watch: Netflix
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