The eccentric Flowers family are struggling to hold themselves together. Maurice Flowers (Barratt) is the author of the twisted children's books "The Grubbs", he and his wife Deborah (Colman) are barely together but yet to divorce. As Maurice fights inner demons and dark secrets, she begins to suspect that Maurice is having a homosexual affair with his Japanese illustrator Shun (Sharpe). The couple live in a creepy, creaky, crumbling old house with Maurice's dotty mother Hattie (Hoffman) and their maladjusted twin 25-year-old children Amy (Di Martino) and Donald (Rigby). Both twins are competing for the affections of their attractive neighbour Abigail (Campbell). The Flowers family and their often self-inflicted crises are surrounded by odd neighbours - agents of further headaches and heartache.
Family. It's no bed of roses. (US poster)
Did You Know?
Creator Will Sharpe
has said "I have type two bipolar. So a lot of the stuff that I'm writing about is not directly from experience, but obviously my worldview is affected by that.". The show's production also worked closely with the mental health charity Mind to make sure Season two portrayed Amy's struggle with Bipolar disorder in a respectful and accurate way. See more