Flaked

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Flaked
A man walks on a road covered in sand. Above him is the tagline: "One step forward. Twelve steps back."
Promotional release poster
GenreComedy-drama
Created by
Starring
ComposerStephen Malkmus
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes14
Production
Executive producers
Production companies
  • Electric Avenue Productions
  • A Thousand Words, Ltd.
  • The Hurwitz Company
  • Electus
  • Principato-Young Entertainment
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseMarch 11, 2016 (2016-03-11) –
June 2, 2017 (2017-06-02)

Flaked is an American comedy-drama streaming television series created by Will Arnett and Mark Chappell. It stars Arnett as Chip, a self-appointed "guru" who falls in love.[1][2] The first season consisted of eight episodes and was released on Netflix on March 11, 2016.[3] In July 2016, the series was renewed for a six-episode second season,[4] which premiered on June 2, 2017.[5]

Upon release, Flaked received mixed reviews. Mary McNamara from the Los Angeles Times described Flaked as "another exasperating exploration of stunted white male adulthood."[6] The second season was more well-received. IGN found that it "proves to be a stronger, more focused series in its second season, even if it doesn't improve on all the faults of the first."[7]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
18March 11, 2016 (2016-03-11)
26June 2, 2017 (2017-06-02)

Season 1 (2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"Westminster"Wally PfisterWill Arnett & Mark ChappellMarch 11, 2016 (2016-03-11)
22"Horizon"Wally PfisterWill Arnett & Mark ChappellMarch 11, 2016 (2016-03-11)
33"Rose"Josh Gordon and Will SpeckWill Arnett & Mark ChappellMarch 11, 2016 (2016-03-11)
44"Palms"Josh Gordon and Will SpeckWill Arnett & Mark ChappellMarch 11, 2016 (2016-03-11)
55"Electric"Tom DiCilloWill Arnett & Mark ChappellMarch 11, 2016 (2016-03-11)
66"Shell"Tom DiCilloWill Arnett & Mark ChappellMarch 11, 2016 (2016-03-11)
77"7th"Wally PfisterWill Arnett & Mark ChappellMarch 11, 2016 (2016-03-11)
88"Sunset"Wally PfisterWill Arnett & Mark ChappellMarch 11, 2016 (2016-03-11)

Season 2 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
91"Day One"Michael Patrick JannWill Arnett & Mark ChappellJune 2, 2017 (2017-06-02)
102"Day Two"Michael Patrick JannMaggie RoweJune 2, 2017 (2017-06-02)
113"Day Three"Mark ChappellBobby BowmanJune 2, 2017 (2017-06-02)
124"Day Four"Will ArnettJim VallelyJune 2, 2017 (2017-06-02)
135"Day Five"Ben BermanEvan Mann & Gareth ReynoldsJune 2, 2017 (2017-06-02)
146"Day Six"Ben BermanWill Arnett & Mark ChappellJune 2, 2017 (2017-06-02)

Reception[edit]

The first season received mixed reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the season has an approval rating of 35% based on 31 reviews, with an average rating of 5.12/10. The site's critical consensus reads: "Dull and pointless, Flaked makes it uncomfortably clear that the man-child persona is no longer compelling."[11] On Metacritic, the season has a weighted average score of 43 out of 100, based on 16 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[12]

The show was criticized by Emily VanDerWerff of Vox for "stupid plot twists" and devolving into melodrama.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Todd Spangler. "Netflix Sets Will Arnett Comedy 'Flaked' for 2016". Variety.
  2. ^ "'Flaked' On Netflix: Will Arnett Comedy Series To Stream In 2016". The Huffington Post.
  3. ^ Lisa de Moraes (January 17, 2016). "Netflix Unveils Premiere Dates For 'Orange Is The New Black,' 'The Get Down,' 'Flaked' And Others". Deadline Hollywood.
  4. ^ Lincoln, Ross A (28 July 2016). "Netflix Renews Will Arnett's 'Flaked' For 2017 Second Season". Deadline Hollywood.
  5. ^ Pedersen, Erik (April 18, 2017). "'Flaked': Netflix Sets Season 2 Premiere Date For Will Arnett Comedy". Deadline Hollywood.
  6. ^ McNamara, Mary (March 9, 2016). "Review: 'Flaked' Features Will Arnett as a Dude of a Certain Age". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 17, 2021.
  7. ^ Schedeen, Jesse (June 11, 2017). "Flaked: Season 2 Review". IGN. Retrieved July 17, 2021.
  8. ^ Sage, Alyssa (February 11, 2016). "Netflix Releases Trailer for Will Arnett's 'Flaked'". Variety. Retrieved February 26, 2016.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 29, 2015). "Christopher Mintz-Plasse Joins Will Arnett's Netflix Comedy Series 'Flaked'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (October 6, 2016). "Elisabeth Rohm Joins 'Flaked'; John Marshall Jones In 'The Fosters'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  11. ^ "Flaked: Season 1". www.rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved June 5, 2020.
  12. ^ "Flaked". Metacritic. Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  13. ^ VanDerWerff, Emily (March 13, 2016). "Flaked review: Stupid plot twists ruin this new Netflix comedy". Vox Media. Retrieved August 2, 2019.

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