Flaked: One step forward, twelve steps back

The newest Netflix Original Series just made it’s way to the infamous spinning wheel of hours of impossible choices and entertainment aka Netflix’ platform. That’s right, I am talking about the comedy series Flaked. As the many predecessors before Flaked, a Netflix Original Series makes certain promises before you even stated watching it; the most important promise being that the show is written on the basis of what we as bing-watching consumers enjoy watching. But that, I don’t believe, is the case with Flaked.

Flaked is an eight episode comedy series created by and staring Will Arnett. The LEGO voice-alumnus takes on the role as the self-help guru Chip, who more times than not needs more help than he is able to give. As a recovering alcoholic strolling the streets of Venice, he’s trying to figure out how to take a step forward, while not taking twelve steps back. And ugh, the struggles..

Having only watched one episode, I can’t exactly say that I am a fan of the show. I didn’t find it particularly funny, not in the way of obvious comedy, and definitely not in the life-is-ridiculasly-ridiculas-way that the show obviously intended. Characters with undirected purpose or goals annoys me to death, and that is for sure the reason this show doesn’t  appeal to me.

With that said, I have a tendency to judge a book by its cover and a show by its first episode, so maybe the show is not as bad as I make it out to be. I mean, if it managed to get 7,4/10 stars on IMDb, the show must be able to entertain.. or at least entertain the 972 people, who awarded the stars to the show.



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