Flaked: Season 1 (2016)



Critic Consensus: Dull and pointless, Flaked makes it uncomfortably clear that the man-child persona is no longer compelling.


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Air date: Mar 11, 2016
Air date: Mar 11, 2016
Air date: Mar 11, 2016
Air date: Mar 11, 2016
Air date: Mar 11, 2016
Air date: Mar 11, 2016
Air date: Mar 11, 2016
Air date: Mar 11, 2016

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A self-appointed ''guru'' named Chip falls for the object of his best friend's desire.

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Critic Reviews for Flaked Season 1

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (14)

I don't want this guy to win. I don't want him to have a victory. He deserves what he gets. And I don't want to watch that.

Dec 7, 2018 | Full Review…

It is not as original, lacerating, or self-aware as Louie and Girls, the progenitors of this trend, or as good as Transparent, the perfector of it, but it contains a deep and precise character sketch.

Mar 11, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Flaked is to be commended for really capturing its setting, shooting very clearly on location and focusing on the issues facing this community right now.

Mar 11, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

A good portrait of a fallen man and the place he has fallen into. Promising - but also frustrating.

Mar 10, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's uncomfortably dull, paced like molasses flowing through a stirrer straw, and completely pointless.

Dec 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Perhaps the problem is that we've seen this story too many times: upper-middle-class white men behaving like frat bros and overcoming their malaise through the love of a good (young) woman.

Jul 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Flaked almost succeeds in tricking you into thinking it's a love story, but it's not. It's really a story about male friendship - insecure, immature and loyal.

Jul 14, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The end result isn't entirely insufferable - but it's pretty close to it.

Apr 12, 2016 | Full Review…

Man-child's mature world is more tragedy than comedy.

Mar 22, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The relationship is promising, you might want to keep it streaming for a few episodes.

Mar 14, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Flaked: Season 1


I'm a bit conflicted by this show. All the characters have these flaws that I dislike, and keep repeating the same mistakes over and over, but I find myself rooting for them anyway. The story becomes very formulaic: secret revealed, fallout, reconciliation, another secret revealed, etc.. Nonetheless, a good cast, a great score, and short episodes keep me interested.


Super Reviewer

Deliberately slow, the show builds a dark shadow lightened by comedy, friendship, altruism and community. It explores the depths of the personality of addiction. It has a Cheers-like quality (not to mention an episode featuring Kirstie Alley); Venice is the place where everybody knows your name. Chip is a complex character and there's not yet a clear verdict on whiether he is a folk hero or a serial liar with an angle on every situation. It's a complex and slightly heady show; I sure hope Netflix will bring us Season Two. Will Arnette and company have a winner that may never be a mainstream success, but likely produce a strong following.


Super Reviewer


Will Arnett stars in the Netflix original series Flaked, a dark comedy about a group of miscreants who hang around Venice Beach. In Season 1 recovering alcoholic Chip befriends a local waitress with a dark secret and works to save the lease on his carpentry workshop. The show has a fairly good cast that delivers some strong performances: particularly Will Arnett and Ruth Kearney. Additionally, a couple of special guest stars are featured, including Heather Graham, Kirstie Alley, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Overall, the characters are rather fun and have a bit of mystery to them. However the writing is kind of weak; as it doesn't develop many of the supporting characters and leaves a lot of loose plot threads. Still, for a short 8 episode first season Flaked is entertaining and shows potential.


Super Reviewer

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