The 2019 Emmys and Bleeding Cool’s First Fleabag Article Three Years Ago…

Over three years ago, Bleeding Cool ran its first article about the BBC3 show Fleabag, by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Titled ‘And With That Final Episode, Fleabag Becomes The Finest TV Drama Of 2016‘, I wrote,

And because it has been picked up by Amazon Prime in the USA, about to drop all six episodes in three weeks time, the Americans might even get to hear about it. That’s where the Emmys happen, right?

Looks like they finally did. The day after that article, I ran a follow-up, looking at the praise the series had gotten from the great and the good. But there was one dissenter I could find. Just one. John Allison, comic book creator of Bad Machinery and Giant Days.

So, as Fleabag grabbed a few Emmys last night, Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Outstanding Comedy Writing and Lead Actress – Comedy Series, a well as Best Comedy Series and director Harry Bradbeer for Best Directing for a Comedy Series. I thought I’d check back.

Now, that is interesting… as well as a seductive suggestion from last April.

The 2019 Emmys and Bleeding Cool's First Fleabag Article Three Years Ago...

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Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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