Flaked: Season 1 (2016)

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

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Critic Ratings: 31

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User Ratings: 436

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Air date: Mar 11, 2016

A recovering alcoholic living in Venice, Cal., has turned his life around as a celebrated self-help "guru," but in the series premiere his public persona begins to break down as he struggles to keep track of his own lies and half-truths.

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Air date: Mar 11, 2016

Chip finally talks to his store's landlord about whether he plans to sell the building; and inadvertently helps Dennis and London have a good first date.

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Chip reaches out to his TV-star ex-wife Tilly hoping that she can help him save the store; and later, ends up disappointing Kara for maybe the last time. Elsewhere, Dennis takes London out to dinner.

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Dennis ends up taking his friends on an emotional roller-coaster ride when Chip and London accompany him to Palm Springs for a visit with his mother Jackie.

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After taking a new support group member named Topher under his wing, Chip is taken aback by Topher's surprising offer. Later, London and Chip share a moment; and Dennis helps Kara deal with a legal matter.

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Air date: Mar 11, 2016

Chip takes up residence with Cooler after an argument with Dennis, whose relationship with Kara is growing stronger. In other developments, a secret about London is revealed.

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Chip gets tough with Tilly in order to save Venice; at the same time, he struggles to come to terms with what he has recently discovered about London. Meanwhile, Dennis has difficulty hiding his feelings for Kara.

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Air date: Mar 11, 2016

A vengeful move by Topher impacts all of Venice in the Season 1 finale, which also finds Dennis discovering the truth about two of Chip's biggest lies.

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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 (31) | 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…
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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…
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[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.

Feb 11, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Instead of having a strong current that pulls the viewer in any direction, Flaked just sits there, being passive, and quickly grows stagnant.

Oct 3, 2019 | Full Review…

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

  • 4d ago
    Wanted to like this because of the cast, setting and glimpse into 12-step life but storytelling was all over the place, inconsistent, and the ride was not fun.
  • Jul 09, 2020
    Interesting concept and characters - extremely poor writing. Watch season 1 and then forget it. The writers just phoned it in after season 1.
  • Jun 29, 2020
    Great, great show. Ignore the critics. Wishing for season 3.
  • Apr 23, 2020
    I don't know why the critics' rating for this show is so low. Maybe it doesn't contain enough cheap cliffhangers? Maybe there aren't enough explosions? Maybe the characters don't slip on enough banana peels? Either way, it's one of the most underrated shows in my lifetime. So well put together, with a funny and poignant script. It'll be criminal if they don't do a final season.
  • Jan 07, 2020
    This show is a very apt depiction of the struggles one has with sobriety as an alcoholic. Down to the hiding of drinking, the facade you put on day-to-day the lies you not only tell yourself but those closest to you and the vicious cycle one gets caught in with both the drinking and the lying. However, the entire premise of the story is totally ludicrous, how did this girl manage to track down the man who killed her brother, how did she manage to penetrate his life with such ease? The very Hollywoodesque nature of the guys in their forties sleeping with/dating girls in their thirties is kind of gross and weird.
  • Dec 08, 2019
    A very true portrayal of the difficulties in overcoming your own negative behaviour. The excuses, denial, growth, falls, denial, denial, denial, denial... you go on like that forever or may be somehow get yourself together again and try one more time to look at your life and try to get out of your patterns. Very true story unless you are an immature, impatient 20 year old who has never done anything wrong and has, so far, no regrets in life.
  • Apr 09, 2019
    Oddly ingrossing and yet i dont know why, loveable loser and his sad friends who otherwise wouldnt capture anyones attention but with a splash LA sun to glam it up. This show is charming and funny yet serious in places where its relatable to the 30s to 40 year old guys that stumble often
  • Aug 16, 2018
    The premise of the show sounds interesting but it falls short in the last few episodes when something of actual value in terms of the plot happens. While the consensus ”dull and pointless” doesn’t especially fit the last few episodes of the show, it does for the ones before those. You could come into the show halfway in and not really miss much. The season had its moments in terms of comedy, which was refreshing. The acting is good and most of the characters were enjoyable. Going for 8 episodes and 30 minutes per episode was definitely what saved the season since there were fewer filler episodes.
  • Aug 11, 2018
    This series is scarily real in recovery communities & should be better received than reflected on this site. It's well written and acted. Hyperbolic stereotypes like these characters actually exist and the moral development of recovering people is portrayed well. I enjoyed it quite a bit.
  • Aug 04, 2018
    People hate this show because it's not PC. Boo hoo. Great show!

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