The Flatshare – The DVDfever Review – Jessica Brown Findlay – Paramount+

The Flatshare The Flatshare opens with Tiffany (Jessica Brown FindlayThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society) speaking to a man on the phone from her ramshackle apartment, following splitting up from boyfriend Justin (Bart EdwardsThe Singapore Grip), as she now needs someone to… flat-share, to help pay the rent, and spruces it up, ahead of the new guy turning up.

That new guy is Leon (Anthony WelshThe Trial of Christine Keeler), and while he has a worthy career as a a late night nurse in a children’s hospice – and needs a place to sleep and relax during the day, she’s one of a number of millennial Journalists working on a dull online publication where they come up with nonsense stories such as a man falling asleep on the radiator after doing ketamine… so, The Daily Mail, then.

Given that they both get 12 hours of the flat to themselves, the flatshare is that since they share a bed, they’ll work opposite shifts, so they don’t physically share a bed… if you see what I mean. However, there’s no shenanigans between them (at least in what I watched so far) because she’s chatting up every man in a bar that she sees, while he has a girlfriend already, in Kay (the uber-hot Klariza ClaytonSuntrap).

Along the way, Tiffany speaks to Leon’s brother, Richie, in a situation you’ll discover, but it seems odd that she has more conversation with him than she does with Leon. In fact, it appears to breach their tenancy contract if they’re both in the same flat at the same time, as if they can’t meet, which means they end up chattng via post-it notes

There’s an amusing situation in how they swap her Netflix and his Amazon streaming passwords… No Paramount+ ? 😀

However, it’s crazy that her best friend and colleague, Rachel (Gina Bramhill), leaves her in a bar when she’s completely paralytic, to be sorted out by her male friend, Mo (Jonah Hauer-King). Real friends wouldn’t do that! Meanwhile, Jo Martin also pops up in this, who plays the spare Doctor in Doctor Who, and no-one seems to know quite what the point of her Doctor is.

However, there is a a certain situation results in causing consternation, when actually meeting would best to resolve the ridiculous situation that develops. How can they go so long without doing so?

I tried to get into this with a second episode, but tailed off before it finished.

The Flatshare is “Millennial People’s Problems”, and a completely ridiculous premise.

And how come these Millennials still have one of those landline things?

Thanks to our friends at Paramount+ for the screener prior to release.

The Flatshare is not available to pre-order on Blu-ray or DVD, but is on Paramount+ from Thursday December 1st, showing weekly.

The Flatshare – Official Trailer – Paramount+

Detailed specs:

Running time: 50-60 minutes per episode (10 episodes, weekly)
Release date: December 1st 2022
Studio: Paramount+
Format: 2.00:1

Series Directors: Peter Cattaneo, Chloe Wicks
Producer: Rhonda Smith
Writers: Rose Lewenstein, Ryan Calais Cameron, Sarah Simmonds, Alex Straker
Novel: Beth O’Leary

Tiffany: Jessica Brown Findlay
Leon: Anthony Welsh
Mo: Jonah Hauer-King
Maia: Shaniqua Okwok
Mr. Prior: David Hargreaves
Rachel: Gina Bramhill
Justin: Bart Edwards
Phil: Dustin Demri-Burns
Kay: Klariza Clayton