Flawsome is Showmax’s second and latest original series after James Omokwe’s Diiche got the ball rolling a few months ago. Flawsome can be said to still be new with only two episodes out at the time of writing this article, but that’s more than enough to get an idea of what the show is about and where it’s headed, right?
Flawsome revolves around the lives of four friends, Ifeayinwa (Bisola Aiyeola), Ramat (Ini Dima-Okojie), Ivie (Sharon Ooja), and Dolapo (Enado Odigie), as they navigate their personal and professional lives while bound by the flawed yet unbreakable ties they share.
Everything about Flawsome’s synopsis sounds interesting. The show holds a mirror against society, springing up the much-needed conversation around some of the ills that befall it (mostly centered around sexism and misogyny seeing as all four lead characters are women). The show tries to make arguments for and against these ills using drama, but while this may look good on paper, in practice, the show isn’t that good, so far. It suffers from unfocused writing that’s made glaring by the barrage of unrealistic dialogues and acting performances that leave much to be desired.
We’re just two episodes into the season, and I understand a lot of people would think that’s too early for me to make up such a report against it. I get it; I haven’t given up on the show yet if it’s any consolation, but two episodes are more than enough to identify the DNA of ANY show, and what I’ve gotten from Flawsome, so far, isn’t putting a smile on my face. Comparing it to its predecessor, by the end of episode two of Diiche, I was already invested in the story and was dying to know how its layers would continue to unfold and the mystery resolved.
Flawsome might be star-studded, but, so far, it’s definitely not headed for the stars. I do hope it improves against all the odds already stacked against it.