The Flatshare (Series): Plot, Cast, Review, Trailer, Spoilers and More
The Flatshare, a brand-new rom-com series from Paramount +, debuted on the streaming service on Thursday.
It tells the tale of two broke twenty-somethings named Tiffany and Leon who decide to live together despite never having met.
The Flatshare (Series based on Beth O’Leary’s Novel): Plot
The Flatshare is the tale of Tiffy Moore and Leon Twomey, two individuals dealing with very different issues.
In an effort to raise some additional cash, Leon has chosen to rent out his apartment at night, namely from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m., in order to fight his brother’s unfair detention lawsuit.
Because Leon works the night shift as a nurse in palliative care, he hardly ever returns home at night. Tiffy needs to immediately find a nice location to reside.
After throwing a fit about him ending their relationship in front of his new girlfriend, she is now attempting to leave her ex-home.
Boyfriend’s Leon’s apartment may not be precisely what she’s looking for, but it’s the only reasonable option she can find that matches her budget and is convenient for her 9 am to 5 pm job. And thus their story starts.
Even though she doesn’t like Leon’s plan to raise money, Leon’s girlfriend agrees to meet Tiffy, show her the Flat, and handle all of her correspondence while she’s residing there.
It makes sense given that she will be using her boyfriend’s bed to sleep. The first time Tiffy and Leon truly speak is sometime in the middle of the novel.
So, how do they interact? Post-its. all throughout the apartment. It begins with small letters inviting the other person to some leftover meals or baked goods, and it just kind of develops from there.
I won’t go into too much detail regarding the plot because I think you should read it for yourself; instead, I’ll just talk about the things I enjoyed most about this book.
My favorite part was when Leon decided to replace his cartoon boxers with name-brand boxers after realizing they would be left hanging about the apartment on wash day.
There was something about this that was simultaneously hilarious and endearing.
The Flatshare (Series based on Beth O’Leary’s Novel): Review
The distinction between Leon’s chapters and Tiffy’s chapters was also something I truly enjoyed. Leon’s sentences were concise, stern, and direct.
His chapters contained no quotes at all around the conversation, which always irritates me. Tiffy’s were incredibly well-written, containing her own genuine thoughts and dialogue-related quotations.
Although some people may find the difference irritating (and while I completely understand them because I’m typically one of them), it truly helped me to understand Leon’s perspective.
This book provided a ton of useful information on therapy. something that I haven’t found in nearly any of the works I’ve recently read. In fact, I’m unable to recall the last book I read in which a character actively sought out therapy.
However, you noticed it here. Tiffy’s ex completely wrecked her, and after some of her friends brought up some of his questionable actions over the years, Tiffy made the decision to look for someone on her own. Not enough of that is seen by you.
I am a HUGE advocate of therapy, but I believe that many people shy away from it due to the unfavorable connotation that it seems to have.
Many people also believe that they may not have a mental condition, so how could therapy benefit someone like them who is just struggling with everyday life? But this book served as a fantastic illustration of how therapy may benefit those common folks, and I wholeheartedly support that.
The Flatshare: Trailer
The fact that there was a distinct division between Tiffy’s longtime best friends (Gerty and Mo) and Rachel, her work pal, is another thing I appreciated that I feel like I don’t see in many of my contemporary characters.
Actually, they had various personalities. Gerty and Rachel are virtually diametrically opposed. Whereas Rachel advises Tiffy to keep sleeping with Justin and that they should get back together, Gerty advises her to move on from her nasty ex-boyfriend Justin.
This portrayal of friendships in real life was excellent. Rachel didn’t observe Tiffy and Justin’s interactions in the same manner as Mo and Gerty did, thus aside from the few occasions when the two of them connect outside of the workplace, she is unaware of how much of a turd Justin was.
She just overheard Tiffy discussing positive things because that is often what employees hear from you. In the majority of the contemporary novels I’ve read, the protagonist’s coworkers behave exactly like regular pals and everyone just goes along with her plans.
The Flatshare (Rom Com): Spoiler
I know I’m a little late to the celebration. But, to be really honest, I’d frequently feel let down if I read every book that has positive PR. However, O’Leary’s top-selling romantic comedy debut from 2019 stands up to the promise.
The Flatshare is an interesting and entertaining romantic read. It’s like if all of my favorite ingredients were combined in just the correct amounts in a bowl to make the perfect rainbow cake that rises and is light and fluffy in the middle with those delectable crusty crumbs on the outside.
First of all, what a wonderful setting for a love story comedy. The more comprehensive context supplied, the more credible this “new” assumption becomes.
O’Leary expertly conveys the intimacy of leaving notes (and the joy of finding them) through alternating first-person narratives, as well as the drastically different personalities of her primary characters. The inner story and notes from Leon are staccato and matter-of-fact.
I frequently imagine that being Tiffy must be quite taxing. She appears to exert so much energy even in note form.
Tiffy’s are broad-minded and talkative.
Life, as my father often says, “is never simple.” One of his favorite proverbs is this one.
In fact, I believe it to be inaccurate. Life is frequently simple, but you don’t realize how simple it was until things become terribly complicated, such as when you never feel grateful for being well until you are sick or when you shred a pair of tights and have no spares.
However, both share a core sense of sincere concern and goodness. Though it did take me some time to adjust to reading Leon’s somewhat terse, note-like thoughts.
The Flatshare (Rom Com): Characters
Although Tiffy and Leon make unusually likable leads (nearly equally so), The Flatshare’s supporting cast is also exceptional.
It is difficult to choose a favorite because they are all skillfully but effectively characterized. Holly, Leon’s bright young hospice patient, stands out among them, and it’s difficult not to be moved by advice from children.
Being kind is a positive trait. You can be both lovely and strong. You don’t have to choose between the two.
The way this book covers really serious problems, similar to one of my all-time favorite romantic comedies Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, lifts it to the touching and memorable category.
In The Flatshare, O’Leary deftly strikes a mix between humor, tact, and solemnity while illustrating how fear and worry can affect even the best among us.
It acknowledges that horrible things can happen to good people and serves as a reminder of the importance and poignancy of the little things, like quiet companionship.
The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary is an endearing celebration of goodness and uniqueness. I strongly advise allowing this book to cast a warm glow over your life for a few days.
Tiffany Rose Moore
Jess from New Girl meets Eleanor from Elenor & Park.
Tiffy is a big girl with red hair and blue eyes, and she is absolutely stunning! There are pages where people are always praising her because she is so attractive.
Everyone in the medical ward, from harried nurses to young children dealing with life-threatening illnesses, can’t stop gushing over how beautiful she is in one particular scenario.
She has a job in editorial, possibly with crochet books.
Since her two-year ex-boyfriend dumped her for another woman, she is now forced to live in a sketchy arrangement that involves sharing a bed with a total stranger.
The character of Tiffy was obnoxious and overused. She constantly oozed toxic positivism and tried to force it down your throat with her frilly blouses and outrageous headgear. It was like having a narcissistic friend when you were listening to Tiffy.
What more could you want for, Tiffy? You have a job you love, friends who adore you, parents who love you, you model, you go out drinking, you travel on cruise ships and beach vacations where you meet nice girls who offer you a free stay at their inn. Why do you complain so much of the time?
Leon Twomey, -Lee
An expert in palliative nursing. You’ll never stop hearing compliments on his muscular build, dark eyes, and curly hair.
Leon had a weak personality.
He was the only character with a fictitious past, though. The current state of his sibling, his mother’s previous relationships, his friend who served in the military, his favorite patient at the ward, his girlfriend Kate, his peculiar neighbor, and the Jhonny White(s) he is seeking for are all revealed.
In addition, unlike Tiffy’s past, which accomplished little to advance the plot, his story has some deeper significance and contains a hidden human illness.
The Flatshare (Beth O’Leary’s Novel): More Details
I believed that this book ought to have never been published. Why, why, why would any publishing business want to publish a well-known tale? Like Beth O’Leary had been high while watching “You’ve Got Mail” and penning “The Flatshare.”
She attempted to add a mystery element to her work, pulling a John Green: Let’s hunt for men named Johnny White and reunite him with someone they had a fleeting relationship with during the war.
No one; I could never demand that they instantly toss away 10 hours and eight minutes of their lives. However, if I had to choose, I’d pick the typical YA reader, who isn’t turned off by reading the same story repeatedly.
The author’s ignorance was this book’s worst flaw. Let me explain: There was no representation in the text. The characters were all typical upper-middle-class white, straight Londoners.
There was, however, a passing mention of Dr. Patel, who, in my opinion, was only included in the book for “representation”al reasons.
I’m surprised O’Leary didn’t call him Dr. Koothrappali since a) it wasn’t necessary to give the name of the doctor Tiffy passes in the corridor and b) he used the cliché Indian lastname “Patel.”
A brief, subdued reference to a same-sex relationship is also made, without ever getting into any specifics.