Full Bloom

TV review by
Marty Brown, Common Sense Media
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Peppy florist competition balances craft and personality.

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 1 review

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

Positive Messages

Full Bloom is a competition that rewards teamwork and thinking creatively through a structured challenge.

Positive Role Models

Competitors are extraordinarily skilled florists. They're creative, supportive, and able to work together to build things.

Violence
Sex
Language

Occasional profanity includes "bitch," "s--t," and "damn."

Consumerism

Product placement is sometimes featured. For example, one competition involves building a design for a fashion brand.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Full Bloom is a reality competition show about florists. Ten up-and-coming florists compete as individuals and in teams by creating flower arrangements, which are then judged by a panel of experts. It's a familiar format that is given new life by focusing on an often overlooked art and the craft and decision-making that goes into it. The arrangements are often visually stunning and satisfying, and the cast is compelling and diverse. The result is something like a cross between Top Chef and The Great British Baking Show, where the show is built around craft and skill, but competitors' personalities also come out through creating and talking about their work. Occasional profanity includes "bitch," "s--t," and "damn."

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byLilgoko March 8, 2021

Just from the first episode

Just from the first episode I feel that this show is ageist. All contestants are relatively young. Will they throw in older people in later episodes? If I watch... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byMio the Weeb March 14, 2021

I don't know how to title this.

In my opinion the only adult review is WRONG it is not ageist because it features only young people. People 13 and up can handle profanity as long as it is not... Continue reading

What's the story?

On FULL BLOOM, 10 budding professional florists compete for a grand prize of $100,000. In each episode, the florists compete in an individual competition that highlights a specific flower or structure. The top two in that competition become team leaders, and their teams go head-to-head on a large-scale challenge. The judges then decide on one member of the losing team to send home, and then donate the beautiful floral creations to non-profit organizations that will appreciate them.

Is it any good?

Thanks to the popularity of programs like The Great British Baking Show, reality competition shows have trended away from high drama and toward simple craftsmanship. Full Bloom is exciting because it features an art that doesn't get a lot of attention, but looks stunning on camera. No matter how good food looks on cooking shows, for instance, viewers can never fully appreciate chefs' work because they can't immediately taste it. But here, you can appreciate flowers and botanical arrangements as they're meant to be seen. Full Bloom lets the florists' personalities emerge through their work and processes, and their unique personalities do end up ultimately shining through. The result is a compelling look at a unique vocation that also manages to delight and entertain.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about florists. What do you know about florists? How does Full Bloom expand the way you think about flower arranging as an art and profession?

  • What's the difference between a good flower arrangement and a bad one? What are your favorite pieces featured in the show? What do you like about them?

  • Do the competitors use flowers and plants in ways that surprise you? What are some of the techniques they use? 

TV details

  • Premiere date: November 12, 2020
  • Network: HBO Max
  • Genre: Game Shows
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: December 3, 2020

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