Flaked


#1

Has anyone watched this?

It has all the ingredients for me to absolutely hate it:

  • Pretty people in the sun pretending their life isn’t brilliant
  • Characters called Chip, London, Cooler and Topher
  • People who have ‘no money’ inexplicably affording quite a decadent lifestyle. Will have nowhere to stay for the night but go and drink in a bar
  • Will Arnett riding a tandem in boat shoes

But for some reason I find it quite watchable. Watched Season 1 ages ago, currently halfway through season 2.

It’s fine.


#2

Wasn’t there already a thread?

I watched it, enjoyed it. In no small part thanks to Will Arnett and how much I just inherently like him. Also the episode with Kirstie Alley as Dennis’ mother was amazing.


#3

I watched Season 1, it’s pretty shit and Will Arnett’s character is awful and learns nothing, but I did watch the whole series. No desire to watch season 2 though.


#4

Couldn’t see one, sorry.

Yeah, I like him, even though everything points me not liking him. Must be the Arrested Development influence.


#5

No worries, I couldn’t remember - I’m sure it’s been discussed but maybe it was within other threads!

That and Bojack - can’t hurt. Even enjoyed Mansome where him and Bateman are playing themselves but it comes across as them being Michael and GOB :smiley:


#6

thought you meant that zooey des channel film about the cereal cafe

haven’t seen either


#7

Haven’t seen that, will look it up.

At the moment I’m watching this and Ozark, which is very confusing for my Arrested Development conditioned mind.


#8

It’s a documentary/tongue in cheek exploration on male grooming that I watched mainly for work at my old job.


#9

Yeah watched it, and to echo part of the initial post, it was weirdly watchable. However it was also fucking terrible.

Some particularly terrible elements [SPOILERS WITHIN]:

  1. For a lengthy period we were meant to feel some sympathy for a drunk driver who killed someone.
  2. A man who make stools and is on free coffee terms with all the local baristas, and his bearded sommelier mate are presented as a couple of the victims in a gentrification storyline.
  3. So naff for the creator of the show (about 48) to be sexing all those 24 year old hotties.

That said, it looked so ruddy nice.


#10

aren’t those all kind of the point though?

Especially the gentrification thing - doesn’t someone literally say something similar in that to him in Season 2? And McLovin in season one too? Maybe I’m misremembering though/giving it too much credit.


#11

Yeah, I think it might have been in this thread:

or this one


#12

now that we’re all in our thirties and fourties have any of you lot found that you’re living a life similar to the life they lived in coupling? I always thought my life would be like coupling but it’s nowhere near.


#13

No thank you.


#14

I watched some of season one but lost interest and found the episodes I watched a struggle. It’s weird as other shows with a similar ish plot premise of a guy in his 30s/40s getting through life I’ve liked (Love, Master of None) but can’t get into Flaked. I love Will Arnett generally and Bo Jack is possibly my favourite tv series of the last few years so I don’t get why I’m not into it.


#15

I think you are right - someone does make that point, but in true Flaked style, they sort of clumsily try and pick through a “yeah, they are the problem, but they could also be the solution” type thing that just doesn’t work.


#16

Finished it last night.

meh. Mostly unlikeable characters moaning about their life that’s much better than mine. Also that last episode was so obvious I could have written it myself, with more hilarious consequences.