Cocked: Season 1 (2015)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

Dennehy, Lee, and Trammell make the most of their characters, but the predictability of the story and the inability to address gun culture in America make Cocked a misfire.



Critic Ratings: 12

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Jan 15, 2015

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Sam Trammell
as Richard Paxson
Jason Lee
as Grady Paxson
Brian Dennehy
as Wade Paxson
Dreama Walker
as Tabby Paxson
Laura Fraser
as Hannah Paxson

Critic Reviews for Cocked Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (9)

While never really digging into the bigger issues of gun culture that the premise might invoke, it's smarter than redneck jokes, and one running subplot pulls the show in a darker, and more than interesting, direction.

Feb 1, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Cocked is a sort of satire that doesn't actually want to satirize its big subject -- gun use in America -- but would rather celebrate it and a variety of related butch hijinks.

Jan 31, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

From its silly pun title to its execution, Cocked is one corny punchline after another.

Feb 1, 2015 | Full Review…

The high quality production value and interesting character relationships aren't enough to keep this fence-riding show engaging.

Jan 21, 2015 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Honestly, the family dynamic is where Cocked lives and breathes.

Jan 20, 2015 | Rating: 7.3/10 | Full Review…

There's not anything especially revelatory here: the cast of characters - the gruff patriarch, the diametrically opposed brothers - all feel very tired, and its dialogue sags rather than snaps.

Feb 1, 2015 | Full Review…

The family dynamics, an industrial espionage subplot and the cocaine-and-sex binges of Mr. Lee's character are what's central to the story, but the depictions of and debates about gun culture will probably draw the most attention.

Jan 31, 2015 | Full Review…

I'm intrigued by the exploration of the gun subculture and the dynamic of the liberal black sheep (Sam Trammell) being drawn back into a family and life he rejected. Done right, it could be a kind of .44-caliber Big Love.

Jan 16, 2015 | Full Review…

Any points that Samuel Baum and Sam Shaw's story gets for demo-targeting (gun owners do not, it must be said, get a lot of TV love) and solid casting are lost in deductions for predictability and making the great Dennehy urinate in close-up. Twice.

Jan 15, 2015 | Full Review…

Cocked avoids propagandizing for either side of the firearm-control debate, but it also fails to justify its existence in the face of that unclear ideology.

Jan 15, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Cocked: Season 1

  • Jan 29, 2015
    Excellent cast. Using the gun culture is a useful backdrop for what could turn into an interesting and funny story if written correctly. To put it bluntly; They've got the tools, let's see if they know how to use them.

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