Flesh and Blood: Series 1 (2020)


Series 1
Flesh and Blood

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Flesh and Blood's non-linear storytelling doesn't always play, but there's no denying the engrossing glory of its colorful mystery.

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When recently-widowed Vivien announces her love for a new man, Mark, it throws her family of adult children into chaos. The siblings' growing suspicions about Mark are fuelled by rising tensions in their own lives: Helen's focus on her high-powered job has led to a deep rift in her marriage, Jake's gambling debts have caused his wife and kids to leave him, and Natalie is lying to everybody about her secret relationship.

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Helen, Jake and Natalie are shocked when they discover Vivien plans to sell their childhood home and go travelling with Mark. Meanwhile, each of the siblings' personal problems are growing: Helen's actions at work have severe repercussions in her marriage, Jake is stunned to hear that Leila might be moving on from him, and Natalie's affair starts to threaten her physical safety. To make matters worse, Vivien and Mark make a snap decision on holiday that almost breaks neighbour Mary's heart.

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Vivien and Mark plan their trip to India, but the children's ongoing distrust of Mark starts to put a strain on the couple's relationship - despite neighbour Mary's attempts at reassurance. Meanwhile, the siblings' private lives are unravelling: Helen's husband and daughter have both walked out on her; Natalie is close to a breakdown over her situation with Tony; and Jake increasingly relies on Stella for advice on getting back together with Leila.

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Vivien tries to dismiss her children's fears about Mark, even as serious doubts creep into her mind. Jake's chances of reconciling with Leila suffer a potentially fatal blow. Helen is desperate to patch things up with George, even as her career hangs in the balance. While Natalie stands on the precipice between having and losing everything with Tony. It all comes to a head at Vivien's 70th birthday party, where events spiral into terrible tragedy.

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Critic Reviews for Flesh and Blood Series 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (10)

Watching these actors over the course of Flesh and Blood is consistently enjoyable... Alas, the story line, written by Sarah Williams, is a bit less compelling, as it goes through all the familiar moves to manipulate our assessment of the new boyfriend.

Oct 7, 2020 | Full Review…

It cannot be denied that as I watched Flesh and Blood, I was having fun; even as I groaned I was transfixed.

Feb 27, 2020 | Full Review…

The appeal of the children's stories can't be overstated -- they're the essential strength of this drama, the core of its unfailing suspense.

Oct 1, 2020 | Full Review…

Flesh and Blood is a first-rate thriller, all twisty and featuring great performances.

Oct 1, 2020 | Full Review…

This was a terrific cast for a mediocre thriller, with a turn from [Imelda] Staunton that threatened to outdazzle them all.

Mar 2, 2020 | Full Review…

Running over four consecutive nights, Flesh and Blood was, moment by moment, quite good.

Mar 2, 2020 | Full Review…

It's not great film-making, lacking something at its center, perhaps someone we can earnestly root for. But I'll tune in for the rest of the episodes, for sure.

Oct 16, 2020 | Full Review…

Viewers are left to discern where the truth lies with these characters, all of whom are lying openly, lying covertly, or lying to themselves.

Oct 5, 2020 | Full Review…

[A] brilliantly intense crime thriller.

Mar 3, 2020 | Full Review…

I don't know why stories can't be told chronologically any more. Perhaps the factory that specialised in that closed down? Certainly, there'd be no call for it now.

Mar 2, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Between this, the sweeping orchestral score and the sunny setting in which dark events may or may not be taking place, there is an air of faux Hitchcock with slyly comic undertones about Flesh and Blood.

Feb 27, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Colourful. Aspirational. Lightweight. A leafy salad of a crime drama, concealing dark obsessions underneath the rocket and chunks of feta.

Feb 26, 2020 | Full Review…

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