Suicide, adultery, depression, loss and loneliness may not sound like ideal themes for weeknight viewing, but Flowers – written by Will Sharpe and starring Olivia Colman and Julian Barratt – does such an amazing job of giving each of those dark topics a light touch that it leaves you with an odd feeling of warmth and hope.
Although its themes may trigger a few tears, Shun’s delightful resilience will certainly help get you through.
Spoken word and a fitting score accompany tight acting and editing, with writing that often surprises with unexpected twists.
If you liked Fleabag and have a little nostalgia for The Mighty Boosh, then this show is for you. Best watched with dark chocolate, a box of tissues and a loved-one to hold close.
Currently streaming on Netflix
– Simon Loffler, Creative Technologist
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