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Flowers

Ken Eisner

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.

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2 Seasons

Summary

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.

Details

Director
Will Sharpe
Cast
Olivia ColmanJulian BarrattSophia Di MartinoDaniel RigbyWill SharpeLeila HoffmanGeorgina CampbellAnna ChancellorRico CanadinhasAlistair GreenZita SattarAngus Wright
Genres
Comedy
Country
UK
Available
Dec 15 2018
Release Year
2016

Review

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.

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