Winner of the best-actress Golden Globe for her Queen Anne in The Favourite, Olivia Colman is also taking over that other regency in The Crown. Her most recent Brit-TV series makes her the ditzy matriarch of Flowers, named for a rural English family with suicidal tendencies. The second season finds creator Will Sharpe pushing his fantasies too far, with Colman again in powdered wigs, but she remains a darkly hilarious presence throughout.
This dark, imaginative comedy follows the eccentric and dysfunctional members of the Flowers family. Maurice, author of a children's book series, and his wife, Deborah, a music teacher, have a troubled relationship. Maurice struggles with inner demons and dark secrets, while Deborah becomes increasingly suspicious that Maurice is in a secret relationship with Shun, the man who illustrates Maurice's books. The couple are parents to 25-year-old maladjusted twins, who are both competing for the attention of a neighbor.
Death, suicide, descents into madness, divorce, pedophilia, drunk driving, and loveless marriages... hilarious topics, right? Those depressing subjects and more are at the center of Flowers, and they've rarely been funnier.