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The House of Flowers Review 2018 TV-Show Series Season Cast
Creators: Manolo Caro
Stars: Sofia Checchi, Luis de La Rosa, Lucas Velazquez
Review: Another great Mexican series from Netflix, so thank you for mining talent across the globe for your subscribers. This series is both funny and insightful. The “que dirán” mentality of our Latino culture gets a deserved beating. The value of family above all else is equally celebrated. For those wincing at Paulina’s speech, hang in there.
In this dark comedy, a wealthy matriarch tries to maintain her family’s facade of perfection after her husband’s mistress exposes their dirty secrets.It’s an affect that the eldest daughter of the family has assumed for particular reasons. It becomes much clearer by the end of season one. Please, Netflix – give us a season 2.
It’s hard to look at The House of Flowers and not immediately think of one of the most beloved soapy dramas in modern TV history — Desperate Housewives. Both start with the suicide of woman in the midst of a whirlwind of drama who continues to narrate this story from beyond the grave. But what makes creator Manolo Caro’s dreamed different is its willingness to be seedy. The de la Mora family is involved in some shady nonsense and House of Flowers is all about letting its uptight protagonists cringe at everything.
The series follows the previously mentioned de la Mora family, a group of barely functioning but pretty and rich relatives who all depend on La Casa de la Mora, their family florist shop. How can a lone flower shop support multiple mortgages, at least two doctorates, and a plethora of parties and expensive shopping habits, you ask? It can’t. As Roberta’s (Claudette Maille) death reveals, there’s a second La Casa de la Mora and that one is a highly profitable brothel.
The show has funny scenes, but it’s miles away from being a black comedy, it’s full of politically correct content and jokes (like all NETFLIX series at the time). The show stands on a single character, the only one that looks well developed so far and the responsible of almost any funny scene on the show because of her weird accent.
However, the show is not that bad (if you are not looking for actual black comedy), it’s easy to watch and to get hooked on it. The plot is not really deep so it’s hard to get bored or get lost watching it. If you just want to relax and get some easy laughs every now and then, this show makes a great work.