I watched the first “episode” of the Flowers in the Attic: The Origin: The Marriage. It is based on Garden of Shadows which was written by Andrew Neiderman who is the ghostwriter of V.C. Andrews. Yes, I have read that book, but it’s been awhile since I read it. It has Jemima Rooper, Max Irons, T’Shan Williams, Peter Bramhill, Alana Boden, Kelsey Grammer, and Kate Mulgrew.
Big Warning: there is some rape and incest in this and some violence.
In this first episode, Olivia is co-owners of a business with her father. Her father wants her to meet a man who they will have business with. His name is Malcolm Foxworth. Olivia ends up falling in love with him. Then she later ends up marrying him. Malcolm rapes her in his mother’s bed. (There is a reason for this. His mother would sexually abuse him in her bed.) She has two sons. But Malcolm wants a girl. Olivia finds out she can’t have any more kids. Then Malcolm’s father arrives with a pregnant wife. After his new stepmother has her son, Malcolm rapes her in his mother’s bed. Malcolm’s father has a heart attack. Malcolm’s stepmother is pregnant. Olivia stands up to Malcolm and tells him that she will pass off the kid as her own.
I sorta liked this episode. Next week I’m watching the next episode The Mother.