Anyone want to talk about Flowers?

(20 Posts)
Oliviacolemansshriek Thu 26-May-16 22:09:44

I love it. So great to have a humourous show about depression. I know not everyone would agree but I think it's quite sensitive to Maurice's experience.
I love Shun too. And also the weird location and outdoor setting. It reminds me of an English, Middle class Gummo.
Anyway, what did you think if you saw it?

boobyooby Thu 26-May-16 22:11:57

I've watched it, thought it was brilliant and a dark humour from the start cleverly woven into the whole series

DoreenLethal Thu 26-May-16 22:13:12

Loved it. Big fan of Howard Moon anyway. Shun made me cry when he went to the publishers.

Oliviacolemansshriek Thu 26-May-16 22:18:38

Doreen that's the bit I just watched and that made me post. So funny and so much bathos when he does the whole 'my family died in an earth quake' story (something about the illustrations adds great weight to it) and they go 'still no'.
Just watching the last one so no spoilers.
What has Amy been in before?

mellowyellow1 Thu 26-May-16 22:30:28

I loved loved this - so different and hilarious in parts. The man who plays Shun is the writer of the series!

Oliviacolemansshriek Thu 26-May-16 22:34:47

Yes mellow he looks too young doesn't he?! it's definitely me who's too old

mellowyellow1 Thu 26-May-16 22:40:27

Yes he does! I'm gutted it wasn't a longer series!

boobyooby Thu 26-May-16 22:47:27

Ha, yes I'm a big fan of Howard Moon too - maybe it's his life after the Mighty Boosch grin

justjuanmorebeer Thu 26-May-16 22:55:50

Best programme that has been aired since peep show ended. Loved it.

NationMcKinley Thu 26-May-16 23:01:13

It was fab wasn't it? Loved Olivia Coleman (as usual)

BettyMacDonald Thu 26-May-16 23:02:58

I'm totally outing myself here but never mind... My brother was a v senior member of the crew on this so it's lovely to read the compliments <proud sister> He said it was great to work on smile

Oliviacolemansshriek Thu 26-May-16 23:06:54

betty you can tell him that it was the best thing I've seen on tv this year. wine

Oliviacolemansshriek Thu 26-May-16 23:08:15

(I was sort of aiming for a clinking glasses effect with the emoji)

BettyMacDonald Thu 26-May-16 23:09:37

Ah, thanks, Olivia (great name grin) I'm going to send him the link to this thread!

Oliviacolemansshriek Thu 26-May-16 23:40:20

Brilliant, please do Betty. (Though we're a pretty niche demographic - just 7 of us so far!)
I think Julian Barratt always portrays a brilliant lost and confused character doesn't he booby? That seems to be his thing. I'd like to see more of his acting.

Mouthfulofquiz Fri 27-May-16 01:20:15

I watched it from start to finish yesterday in one sitting. I spent all of episode 5 and 6 in tears, it was so moving, yet funny. I just loved all of it and will be watching it again as I'm sure I missed things the first time.

Mouthfulofquiz Fri 27-May-16 01:21:55

And I loved Julian Barratt so much in this, I'm considering adding Julian as an extra middle name for my new baby! He's brilliant.

DoreenLethal Fri 27-May-16 09:09:01

Betty - yes tell your bro that it was totally ace.

Buscake Fri 27-May-16 09:19:51

I thought it was a very realistic depiction of depression, so sad to see the pain in them but it was balanced nicely with dark humour

Oliviacolemansshriek Fri 27-May-16 09:27:18

'Love makes it worse' was a great line

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