Phoebe Waller-Bridge became a worldwide sensation after the release of her show ‘Fleabag‘ in 2016. The series received high praise from critics for its fresh and riveting sense of humor, amazing concept and relatable characters. Waller-Bridge plays the leading character of Fleabag, a modern, independent London woman who is struggling to deal with the various ups and downs of her life, sometimes resulting in comic or tragicomic situations. Fleabag is sexually and financially independent; she does not meekly submit to anyone’s wishes and fancies and makes her voice heard in all situations. Problems arise in her life because of her godmother’s relationship with her father, and her various experiences with romantic relationships.
‘Fleabag’ is an extremely funny and witty show which received loud acclaims from critics and fans alike. If you’re looking for more shows that are thematically and stylistically similar to this one, then you have come to the right place. Here’s the list of best shows similar to ‘Fleabag’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these series like ‘Fleabag’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
10. Frasier (1993-2004)
‘Frasier’ is a spin-off of another hit TV series, ‘Cheers’, and both the shows have now achieved legendary status in the world of sitcoms. The leading character of the show is a certain Dr. Frasier Crane. He is a psychologist who moves back to his home town in Seattle after his marriage fails. Within a few days of shifting back, Frasier’s father moves in with him. Martin, Frasier’s father, has developed problems in moving after being shot during a robbery when he was working for the police. Frasier also has a brother called Niles and the two of them always try their best to include themselves in the culturally elite circles of Seattle. Niles is a psychiatrist just like his brother and there is also a constant sibling rivalry between them. ‘Frasier’ received huge critical acclaim and is considered to be among the best sitcoms of all time. It received a whopping 37 Primetime Emy Awards
9. The Young Ones (1982-1984)
A famous British sitcom, ‘The Young Ones’ is a story about four young kids, undergraduate students, who live in a house together. One of them is a conceited anarchist, one is a hippie, the third one is an upcoming mob boss and the fourth friend is an ardent follower of punk culture. The series uses a very unique, offbeat kind of humor that is rarely seen on television. It is a sitcom, but sometimes uses slapstick and surreal humor as well. In every episode, there is a musical performance by a guest artist. Bands like Motorhead and Damned have performed on this show.