Flaked: Season 1 Reviews

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March 10, 2016
If you're willing to go along with the show's carefully conceived aimlessness, it has the pull of a book of inter-connected short stories.
March 10, 2016
In short, there are very good reasons why Will Arnett would have wanted to make Flaked and why Netflix would have made it possible. The reasons for viewers to watch are less compelling.
March 10, 2016
The series gets more substantive and quicker starting in Episode 6, but over all the pieces - man-boys on the prowl, bromance, occasional forays into seriousness - fit together uncomfortably.
March 10, 2016
A good portrait of a fallen man and the place he has fallen into. Promising - but also frustrating.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 10, 2016
Arnett's personal appeal does help this pointless series from time to time, but it just as often exacerbates the hollowness of it. The whole man-child thing is getting old.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 9, 2016
Takes eight half-hour episodes to tell a meandering, listless story that could easily be told in half the time (or less) in a feature film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 9, 2016
Flaked fails to make the case that Chip's self-pitying assholery is unique enough to carry an entire series.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 5, 2016
If Flaked acknowledged its superficiality, it might have the makings of a bracingly sexy and modern romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 1, 2016
The premium TV world is a magnet for vanity projects, but few are as pointless - or unnecessary - as this one.
December 7, 2018
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.
March 14, 2016
Flaked... is just another exasperating exploration of stunted white male adulthood.
March 11, 2016
Flaked is another horrid post-Togetherness dramcom that's too cute to be serious and too lame to be funny.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 11, 2016
There's a vulnerability to Arnett's performance that's subtly devastating.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 11, 2016
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.
March 11, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 11, 2016
Shows such as Love... and now Flaked begin with so much slouching and moseying and wallowing in their characters' benign miseries that they come off as snobbish and unwelcoming.
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