July 27, 2018 at 7:28 pm #1202597254
I’m slowly catching up on season 2, I had already loved the first season but so far the second season is even more amazing. Betty Gilpin is once again the stand out among a cast of great performers, she makes it look so easy I don’t know how she does it. Between “Mother of All Matches” and “Work the Leg” she already has two amazing submissions for next year. Hopefully the name Anna Chlumsky bumps won’t be hers.July 28, 2018 at 2:13 pm #1202597580
So I finished the season and it was really great overall. I do have one complaint though, the creepy will they won’t they vibe between Ruth and Sam is disgusting. He is in a power position and decades older than her, a father-daughter-like relationship should be the way to go.August 4, 2018 at 10:56 am #1202602613
I’m up through episode 7 and in awe of the cast this season. Loved season one, but like many shows it still seemed to be finding its moments and tone then. The train is locked on the tracks now and the writing and cast are in lockstep.
Their nod to #metoo with an ‘80s spin was fascinating, with the complexity of Debbie acknowledging Ruth’s difficult situation tied in with the affair was genius, and Debbie’s line “The one time you decide to keep your legs closed, we all get fucked” was perfection.
Ep 7 was great, with the hospital confrontation a pivotal moment. It filled in a lot of Debbie and Ruth’s background and added depth with the revelation that Debbie used Ruth’s failures to build up her own small successes.
Gilpin should win next year for “Mother of All Matches”. Mullally should win this year.August 19, 2018 at 2:37 am #1202612229
Just watched the first three episodes. What a strong and amazing beginning. Glows is so stylish, I love all the design of the scenes, costumes, directing and everything.
Ruth is like a realistic Kimmy Schmidt. I love her so much and Alison Brie is better than ever.August 20, 2018 at 12:06 pm #1202612953
Renewed for season 3!August 20, 2018 at 1:04 pm #1202613003
Yay! Not that there was any doubt of renewal, but great news all the same!August 20, 2018 at 1:09 pm #1202613005
Best news I’ve heard today. They took their sweet time.September 30, 2018 at 7:14 am #1202643588
I don’t know if my level of affection over some characters have gone up, but boy, did I binged this season 2 or what? The problem that I had with the first season it’s that I basically didn’t care for anyone, besides Debbie. Everything kinda felt out of place. With a Season 2 focusing more on Sylvia, Debbie and Ruth, everybody had a chance to shine, especially the supporting players.
Betty Gilpin is just a fantastic and phenomenal actress and should be up for every single award nest cycle. I also think Brie and Maron – who I felt were utterly snubbed for season 1 – were also breathtaking good and MUST get their first Emmy nominations.
I’m one episode left, but the obvious stand outs were Mother of All Matches (beautifully directed by John Cameron Mitchell and Mark A. Burley) and Nothing Shattered – which may have been the show’s best episode -. That confront scene between Gilpin and Brie, whoa, Emmys all around people!
FYC: Fleabag Season 2 in ALL categories!December 16, 2018 at 9:57 pm #1202703146This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.July 26, 2019 at 11:11 pm #1202997771
Bringing this back to say that while there isn’t a weak nominee in the comedy series bunch, this season was really, really great and I’m bummed the show has lost all support outside Gilpin. I hope a comeback is plausible but I’m not going to set my hopes high.
Also, I can’t help but feel bad for Alison Brie. Not only has she gone two for two in precursors without an Emmy nod, but also media attention seems to have completely abandoned her for Gilpin- which I can’t blame them for, outside of having the best performance on the show Gilpin is ridiculously charismatic and funny in interviews, but still its a bummer that after a long career of notable supporting work Brie’s first major headlining project has lead to someone else’s career really taking off.July 26, 2019 at 11:34 pm #1202997798
Also, I can’t help but feel bad for Alison Brie. Not only has she gone two for two in precursors without an Emmy nod, but also media attention seems to have completely abandoned her for Gilpin- which I can’t blame them for, outside of having the best performance on the show Gilpin is ridiculously charismatic and funny in interviews, but still its a bummer that after a long career of notable supporting work Brie’s first major headlining project has lead to someone else’s career really taking off
You’re making me sad, I need Alison Brie to get an emmy nomination. Even just a voice over nom for Bojack. I guess this is why we do personal awards.
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