Baskets: Season 1

Baskets: Season 1

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Chip Baskets wants to follow his dream of being a French clown—however, reality keeps interfering. Saddled with financial difficulties and facing an impenetrable language barrier, he moves back home to Bakersfield with high hopes. There, he is forced to confront his past while working as a rodeo clown and competing with his siblings for his mother's approval and affection.

2016Rating: TV-MAUnited States of AmericaFX Productions, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, 3 Arts Entertainment, Pig Newton
Comedy

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Renoir

A strong command of French is needed to really excel... More in French Clown School, which Chip Baskets finds out the hard way.

EPISODE 1.10

Family Portrait

Mom adjusts to her new life as a diabetic, Dale... More learns cacti only need to be watered once a year and Chip hits rock bottom. On the plus side, there are curly fries down there.

EPISODE 1.2

Trainee

Chip takes a new clown under his wing at the... More rodeo. Mad clown love ensues.

EPISODE 1.3

Strays

One of Martha's best friends is murdered and Chip comes... More to her aid.

EPISODE 1.4

Easter in Bakersfield

Family drama brews over Easter brunch in Bakersfield.

EPISODE 1.5

Uncle Dad

As Dale attempts to make a good deal on some... More furniture he leaves his daughters in Chip's care.

EPISODE 1.6

DJ Twins

All the free bottled water in the world can't soften... More the sting of rejection during an evening with the family.

EPISODE 1.7

Cowboys

Eddie drags Chip and Martha on a road trip to... More deliver some cowboy justice.

EPISODE 1.8

Sugar Pie

Chip takes a sugar pie to his book club meeting.

EPISODE 1.9

Picnic

Chip follows a turtle around Paris and meets Penelope.

Baskets: Season 1 | Reviews

71%42 reviews

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The Guardian

The Guardian

We have to slog through enough grimness every day; there’s no reason you should be forced to watch it on TV too. But if you’re willing to endure for the occasional flash of brilliance, have at it.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

After the promising first episode, Baskets wanders, becoming a sour, rambling sendup of strip-mall American life.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Galifianakis, Anderson and especially Kelly fill Baskets with possibility, even if it’s not exactly brimming with energy from the onset.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

If you’re on its level, Baskets is very, very funny, but more than that, it contains a unique, subdued beauty...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Dark and strangely beautiful...

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Baskets is bold, it is courageous, but it doesn’t really work.

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Salon

Salon

An absurdity that is disturbing real, funny at times, and depressing at others.

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Variety

Variety

It’s almost worth watching Baskets just to see Anderson play one of the most instantly amusing and sympathetic characters on TV.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

It’s a good mix of highbrow humour and silly, kick-in-the-pants laughs.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

There’s no real reason to spend half an hour with Chip, much less go on his journey to nowhere.

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Baskets: Season 1 | Release Details

Baskets: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Disney+.