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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 21, 2016
Season #: 1, 2, 3
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

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  • Summary: Chip tries to escape Bakersfield after losing his job and Penelope. His twin brother's own marriage is also broken by his affection for Martha (Martha Kelly) and their mother Christine (Louie Anderson) finds romance in the second season of the comedy.
  • Genre(s): Comedy

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Jan 19, 2017
    90
    The first four episodes of which are even more self-assured and odd and tragic and ridiculous than anything Galifianakis and company tried a year ago.
  2. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Feb 22, 2017
    90
    One of the best shows on television. Just as long as you realize it has moments that will make you feel really really sad.
  3. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jan 18, 2017
    83
    Baskets will never be a walk in the park. And it no doubt remains too dark for many. Some rays of light are showing, though, by the end of Episode 4. Nothing overly warm and toasty, mind you. But some welcome little thaws.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jan 19, 2017
    80
    I’ll keep checking it out for its incidental pleasures. A lot of Baskets’s best humor is totally random
  5. Reviewed by: Will Ashton
    Jan 19, 2017
    80
    Guided with indie sensibilities and a benevolent vision, FX’s winningly earnest and delightfully guilt-ridden program continues to be yet another marvelous accomplishment for the constantly impressive station.
  6. Reviewed by: Lorraine Ali
    Jan 19, 2017
    80
    The chemistry between Anderson and Galifianakis drives the best parts of the new season, but it’s not at the expense of sharp humor, biting irony and plummeting self worth rendered funny by its sheer hopelessness.
  7. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Jan 19, 2017
    80
    Chip is still searching, but in this new season his story--how it’s told and how it’s framed--is much more sincere and affecting. And yet, it has not lost its clownish charm.

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Feb 4, 2017
    10
    If you don't like it you just don't get it. Baskets is a well acted. extremely funny and witty show that will resonate with those who areIf you don't like it you just don't get it. Baskets is a well acted. extremely funny and witty show that will resonate with those who are passionate about what they are doing but what they are doing may not traditionally accepted by society. Expand
  2. Mar 7, 2017
    8
    Baskets is a good show and is VERY well cast. But this show is in many ways an acquired taste. This show isn't for people who love and justBaskets is a good show and is VERY well cast. But this show is in many ways an acquired taste. This show isn't for people who love and just pay attention to Top 20 (ratings-wise) major network fare, it's not for people who don't like depth in their TV shows, and it's not for kids. I got to this show kind of late (Season 2), but that doesn't take away from the fact that I've enjoyed this show for six out of the last seven episodes of this season (I missed one episode which was "Bail" that aired on February 2, 2017). Expand
  3. Feb 5, 2018
    8
    This show is a refreshing drink of water isn't it? As always, Louie Anderson is fantastic. Me like.
  4. Jan 25, 2017
    7
    Zach Galifianakis continues to grow as an actor and his role in Baskets is absolutely marvelous. It is also a major accomplishment how LouieZach Galifianakis continues to grow as an actor and his role in Baskets is absolutely marvelous. It is also a major accomplishment how Louie Anderson makes a mother sound so funny even when they aren't supposed to be. But we could use some good news for once. Expand

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