Fleabag is magnificent. Sensational. Brilliant for all the reasons critics have outlined, and probably a few that they haven’t come up with yet. You don’t even have to take their word for it, because the series now has several shiny Emmy awards to prove it’s top-notch. But if you’re looking for a think piece that fully captures the cultural significance of Fleabag—a British dramedy that follows a thirty-something woman struggling to process the loss of her mom and best friend while also trying (and often failing) to balance the needs of her family, love life, and small business-—this isn’t it. Because as much as I appreciated Fleabag’s journey from self-destructive to self-acceptance in Season 1, it’s her taboo romance with a certain Hot Priest in Season 2 that sticks with me the most. He’s handsome and charming and perceptive to the show’s audience.
What I’m trying to say here is that this list is for my fellow Hot Priest disciples. If Fleabag Season 2 left you yearning for more angst and romance, you will devour these four forbidden love stories: