|IMDB Rating:||7.3/10||Released Date:||N/A|
Summary: After failing at a prestigious French clowning college, Chip Baskets looks to keep his dream of becoming a professional clown alive.
“Baskets” combines the dry, deadpan tone of a certain strain of boundary-pushing TV comedy with the more familiar contours of many sad-clown tales. Though the influence of auteur-driven fare like “Louie,” “Girls” and “Togetherness” is easy to spot, it’s not surprising to learn that Chip Baskets, the rodeo clown played by Zach Galifianakis, isn’t very nice, and few viewers will be shocked to find out that he has trouble relating to the women in his life. That last fact is somewhat ironic, given that the formidable mother of the irritable Baskets and his oddly endearing female friend are by far the best things about this otherwise strained show.