Flaked: Season 1 Reviews

February 11, 2020
[I]t weaves and zags without much reason except to keep itself upright, without a lot of support elsewhere to define its path, or even the necessity of its existence beyond pure creative exercise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 4, 2019
Instead of having a strong current that pulls the viewer in any direction, Flaked just sits there, being passive, and quickly grows stagnant.
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.
December 7, 2018
It's uncomfortably dull, paced like molasses flowing through a stirrer straw, and completely pointless.
July 31, 2018
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.
March 14, 2016
Flaked... is just another exasperating exploration of stunted white male adulthood.
March 14, 2016
It's a leaden, soggy mess that only gets messier as it goes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
March 11, 2016
Flaked is yet another television show about intentionally insufferable, middle-aged man-boys who think they are cute when they are really just so smug you want to hit them with a bag of kale chips.
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
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.
March 10, 2016
Any potential saving graces of Flaked - and boy is it a small few - are completely and enthusiastically negated by the show's desultory, spiritless tone, which makes its four-hour story feel 40 hours long.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
March 10, 2016
This is Arnett's third series for Netflix, following Arrested Development and BoJack Horseman, and unfortunately all it does is shout loudly that Arnett was sick of being cast as the goof or the alcoholic horse.
March 10, 2016
Arnett has always shown a knack for uncomfortable comedy; in this case, the discomfort is in the forefront and the humour is way, way at the back of the room.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
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.