Netflix’s Mexican comedy-drama series, “La casa de las flores,” is bringing family dysfunction to a whole other level. The 13-episode series, which premiered earlier this month globally, starts out with the series narrator, Roberta, hanging herself at the flower shop owned by the de la Mora family. From there, the drama, one-liners and secrets bloom in a family where nothing is as it seems.
Fans of the show in Mexico and the U.S. are begging you not to sleep on this television show.
— Valley mama (@fabvalleymama) August 27, 2018
It is finally a novela you can binge and not have to wait for the new episodes to air. Goodbye cliff hangers.
People are discovering the majesty that is “La casa de las flores.”
— Edgar Garcia (@EdgarFilm) August 22, 2018
Good morning, Edgar.
People are already comparing it to some of the best shows in American pop culture.
La Casa de las Flores is like the Mexican version of Arrested Development. I’m HOOKED.
— Jessica (@justjessss_23) August 21, 2018
The show eschews traditional tired telenovela stereotypes and plot lines in favor of fresh scenarios modern families have to deal with. Things like deleting your sister off the WhatsApp group after an argument, a son coming out to his family at dinner while visualizing a cabaret scene of Thalia’s “A quien le importa” and getting a dog to mend an argument with your partner.—as well as some D-R-A-M-A we hope your familias don’t have to go through (a dead mistress, finding out you have a half-sister from your father’s affair, etc.)
The mastermind behind the show is 33-year-old Manolo Caro.
Now he is a triple-threat creator, executive producer and director of “La casa de las Flores” on Netflix and he is rightfully proud of it.
An architect by education, Caro now designs and constructs masterful scenes that leave his audiences going “No pos wow.” Following the box office success of his first feature film, the cheekily named “No sé si cortarme las venas o dejarmelas largas¨ (translation: I Don’t Know Whether to Slit My Veins or Leave Them Long), Caro continued to make a name for himself with his films.
Oh, did we mention that Verónica Castro called off her retirement exclusively for this show.
Castro plays Virginia de La Mora, the matriarch of the de la Mora family, a chic and stealthy business woman who likes to keep up with appearances. Think Kris Kardashian but someone you would like to sit and talk with over cafe de la olla and pan dulce. This is Castro’s first series role since 2009.
Meet Paulina de la Mora, who a-nun-ci-ates ev-e-ry syllable.
Paulina de la Mora is the eldest, straight-laced sibling of the de la Mora familia, portrayed by Cecilia Suárez. Her peculiar form of speech has caught the attention of the fans who can’t get enough of it.
Her pregnant pauses has sparked a #PaulinadelaMoraChallenge on las redes.
Who else really wants to make one of these videos? They seem easy enough.
Suárez even joined in on the challenge herself, showing that she can be a good sport.
Netflix may have put in a clause that barred Suárez from speaking as Paulina during appearances but does that stop her from participating in a viral challenge? One can only assume even Netflix would like the publicity despite trying to control how an actor speaks in public.
Paulina’s smart comebacks and personality quirks are gaining loyal fans.
Paulina de la Mora is my new icon. #CasadelasFlores
— Peco (@pecodaniel1) August 24, 2018
💜 🙌🏽 💜
Paulina is arguably the fan favorite.
Help, I’ve been binge watching La Casa de las Flores all day and the amount of drama in this one season is more than you’ll get in any telenovela. Also Paulina is the only character who wins at most annoying but favorite.
— Briana Miranda (@brimiranda17) August 22, 2018
But, honestly, can you even blame them?
The rest of the cast includes the lineage of Mexican film and TV dynasties.
Dario Yazbek Bernal, who plays Julián de la Mora, is Gael García Bernal’s half brother, while Eugenio Derbez’s daughter Aislinn Derbez plays Elena de la Mora.
Spanish actor Paco Leon makes a special appearance as Paulina’s ex husband, who is transgender.
We told you there were lots of secrets in this family. Stay with us.
Fans are already eager to start streaming season 2.
Ok but I need season 2 of La Casa de las Flores!!!!! Like NOW (The House of Flowers) por-fa-vor. Y no se olviden de can-ce-lar el ma-ri-a-chi
— Kenya (@kenyavegaa) August 23, 2018
The verdict is still out on whether Mexico’s most famous flower shop will be returning for a sophomore season, but it seems it will do so without its matriarch, according to Forbes Mexico. In the meantime, you can still enjoy Virginia’s best phrases on the IG stories on the official Casa de las Flores Insta account.