Flowers Uncut

TV review by
Anne Louise Bannon, Common Sense Media
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Kids aren't likely to pick this floral design reality show.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Despite being driven by somewhat larger-than-life personalities and circumstances, the show celebrates creative energy and places a value on both persistence and taking things in stride. In one episode, for example, star Jeff Leatham wants a specific flower but can't track down enough of it. He and his assistant keep trying to find it, but when their efforts are eventually exhausted, Leatham doesn't blow up -- instead, he makes things work with what he has.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Leatham is very creative and generous with his time, but he's also a little clueless about how hard his assistant has to work to make things happen. When things go wrong, he works with what he has rather than blowing up or having a temper tantrum.

Violence
Sex

A couple of references to a flower arrangement or setting being "sexy" -- in one case, in relation to a honeymoon.

Language

"Hell" and "damn" are audible; stronger words are bleeped, but you can tell what some of them are (including "f--k").

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Some social drinking at parties, etc. Also several comments to the effect of someone needing a drink after a hard day or when about to face a difficult situation -- but the actual drinking isn't shown, and it's hard to say whether the people making the comments actually followed through or were just saying they needed a drink as a way of expressing their frustration.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is one of many series in a long line of reality shows that focus on ultra high-end services. Star/floral designer Jeff Leatham spares no expense when he designs flowers for an event ... but that's what his customers are paying for. As a role model, he can be a bit clueless, but he's also patient, creative, and resourceful. He does have a tendency to swear, but words stronger than "hell," "damn," and the like are bleeped out. Expect some social drinking and references to alcohol.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 2 and 6 year old Written bykc09 December 1, 2009

Fun, creative and inspiring for the entire family!

I have two girls 2 and 6 years old. They look forward to the show just to watch it with mom. What he does is super creative, fun and teach them about making be... Continue reading
Adult Written byLousie M. June 1, 2018

Flowers Uncut Parent Guide

Profanity is sometimes used. Words like "damn" and "hell" are not blurred out like the mild language ones (&$#@#, @$# and etc.).... Continue reading
Kid, 9 years old December 5, 2009

interesting to watch

i don't think it is the best but it is okay.my mom watches it sometimes so i kind've like it.it is pretty interesting to watch.they're so creativ... Continue reading

What's the story?

High-end floral designer Jeff Leatham was at the top of his game while living in Paris. Now he's trying to establish himself in New York City. FLOWERS UNCUT follows Leatham as he works with his assistant, Mat, taking on jobs and trying to build his business in a tough market. Viewers watch as the duo tackle clients' crises, come up with creative solutions, and find the perfect flowers for every situation.

Is it any good?

Like most day-in-the-life reality shows, Flowers Uncut has its moments. But thanks to the many similar wedding/events-based shows that have previously hit the airwaves, viewers have already seen flowers not arriving on time, the wrong flowers turning up, and professionals working "miracles" with just seconds to go before things have to be ready. Leatham and Mat are likeable enough, but they're not all that interesting on a long-term basis.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how the story is told. Do you think events always happened in the order in which they're shown here? Why might producers change up the timeline?

  • Did you learn anything about flowers/or and flower arranging from the show? Do you think that's one of the show's goals?

  • What makes someone worthy of being the subject of a reality show?

TV details

For kids who love reality TV

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