Flaked

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Flaked
Flaked poster.jpg
Season 1 poster
Genre Comedy
Created by
Starring
Composer(s) Stephen Malkmus[1]
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 14 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Running time 30-43 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Electric Avenue Productions
  • A Thousand Words, Ltd.
  • The Hurwitz Company
  • Electus
  • Principato-Young Entertainment
Release
Original network Netflix
Original release March 11, 2016 (2016-03-11) – present (present)

Flaked is an American comedy web television series that stars Will Arnett, who developed it alongside the creator/executive producer of Arrested Development, Mitch Hurwitz.[2][3] The first season consisted of eight episodes, which were released simultaneously worldwide on March 11, 2016.[4] In July 2016, the series was renewed for a six-episode second season,[5] which premiered on June 2, 2017.[6]

Columnist Cindy Elavsky describes the show as being about "a self-help guru named Chip who's struggling to stay a step ahead of his own lies."[7]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Episodes[edit]

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 & Will SpeckWill Arnett & Mark ChappellMarch 11, 2016 (2016-03-11)
44"Palms"Josh Gordon & 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 42%, based on reviews from 26 critics, 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 score of 43 out of 100, based on reviews from 16 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[12]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stephen Malkmus Is Scoring Will Arnett's New Netflix Series 'Flaked'". Billboard. 12 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Todd Spangler. "Netflix Sets Will Arnett Comedy 'Flaked' for 2016". Variety. 
  3. ^ "'Flaked' On Netflix: Will Arnett Comedy Series To Stream In 2016". The Huffington Post. 
  4. ^ Lisa de Moraes (January 17, 2016). "Netflix Unveils Premiere Dates For 'Orange Is The New Black,' 'The Get Down,' 'Flaked' And Others". Deadline Hollywood. 
  5. ^ Lincoln, Ross A (28 July 2016). "Netflix Renews Will Arnett's 'Flaked' For 2017 Second Season". Deadline Hollywood. 
  6. ^ Pedersen, Erik (April 18, 2017). "'Flaked': Netflix Sets Season 2 Premiere Date For Will Arnett Comedy". Deadline Hollywood. 
  7. ^ Elavksy, Cindy (January 29, 2015). "Celebrity Extra". King Features. Archived from the original on February 4, 2015. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  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. Retrieved February 28, 2016. 
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (October 6, 2016). "Elisabeth Rohm Joins 'Flaked'; John Marshall Jones In 'The Fosters'". Deadline. Retrieved October 7, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Flaked: Season 1". www.rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved 2016-03-24. 
  12. ^ "Flaked". Metacritic. Retrieved 2016-03-24. 
  13. ^ VanDerWerff, Todd (March 13, 2016). "Flaked review: Stupid plot twists ruin this new Netflix comedy". Vox Media. Retrieved March 23, 2016. 

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