Channel 4’s dark new comedy drama ‘Flowers’ is bloomin’ brilliant

Last night saw Channel 4 air the first two episodes of ‘Flowers‘ their dark new  six-part comedy drama about a dysfunctional family. The show stars Olivia Colman and Julian Barratt. While it has some hilarious moments, it also captures real life problems such as depression. It is unlike anything we’ve seen before, but we love it.


Maurice and Deborah are hanging on by a thread and are on the brink of divorce – but are trying to keep their family together. Maurice is struggling with his own battle, fighting depression and not telling anyone about it. This leaves Deborah thinking that he is having an affair.

They live in an old house in the middle of nowhere with Maurice’s elderly mother and their grown up twins Amy and Donald. Their sibling rivalry get serious, when they fight for the affection of their neighbour Abigail.

It’s unlike any comedy drama’s we’ve seen before, it’s not cliched and it has a lot of depth. It also shows us all that even in hard times, you can find laughter – it’s pretty good isn’t it?

‘Flowers’ airs every night this week until the season finale on Friday at 10pm, so there’s no waiting weeks on end to see what happens. Isn’t that brill?! We can’t wait to see how the story unfolds! Let us know if you’re watching it all this week over on Twitter @maximumpop.

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Written by Hannah Lovejoy

I'm the Film & TV Channel Manager at MP! I love sitcoms and Rosa Diaz is my spirit animal. I probably drink too much coffee - also guilty of quoting Hamilton The Musical on a daily basis. Tweet me @HanLovejoy!

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