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Old 08-18-2011, 06:37 AM   #1
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Louie

Figured someone might as well make it, and I just watched the pilot and loved it. I'm weary of reading too much, as I see the reception it's already garnered is astronomic and I don't want to not quite live up to expectations (as happened to me with AD, as good as that was).

Anyway I laughed a fair bit during the pilot, and there really aren't that many shows on TV where I actually laugh out loud. I lost it when he was like "she's been having a rough week... we went to the doctors and it turns out she's got an infected vagina."

I'll be plowing through all the episodes up on sidereel, as I wait for Community, Parks & Rec and HIMYM...

Discuss, laugh, quote, appreciate!
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:03 AM   #2
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Louis CK is the funniest comedian out. I found the pilot to be a little uneven... You could probably say that for the whole first season, but it's still a great show and very enjoyable. His psychiatrist kills me
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I watched that bag of dicks routine... and it was really funny (esp the whole analysis, "does he want me to suck the side of the bag? or each dick individually?") but I gotta say I find it really weird seeing these in-depth critical analyses of his comedy and this show, given he is a stand-up comic. It's sort of rare to see that with comedy routines/shows.
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You should look for a few of his full length stand up DVDs. You will pee yourself with laughter
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I think I will next time I drop into JB! He was hilarious as too-nice cop Dave on Parks & Rec too, I was actually shattered his character didn't stay on.
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:34 AM   #6
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You can use some of your vouchers!!!11
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I used to watch this years ago when it was on.. then it disappeared for awhile and now its back. I've got some eps dvr'd just gotta get around to watching them. Dude is funny as shit.
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I'm just going to bring this potential discussion over here from the tv thread then and see if it goes anywhere:

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Perhaps I'm stating the obvious here, but after a couple episodes I started to notice a Woody Allen-type absurdity in some of the scenes, not just the childhood flashbacks but the present-day stuff as well. What's unique is that it effortlessly slips back into what is a pretty realistically-shot show in terms of aesthetic.

And then there's the recurring use of that old-time Woody music, which says to me that my observation is probably not off-base in terms of Louis' intent.

We really should give this show its own thread.
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I've been thinking a lot about Allen as well watching the show, mainly for the music, bouts of surrealism, the obvious connective tissue of the narratives spinning outward from a stand-up comedian's sense of rhythm and observation. And of course the central protagonist's murky relationship with New York City. It's really the kind of television series I'd expect Allen to make if he were a bit less neurotic and a bit more blue-collar. But what I love most about it is exactly what that article I posted highlighted, mainly the structure of the series as a spiraling, elliptical almost non-narrative series of vignettes that nonetheless coheres skit by skit into such an expansive world-view. It also might be my single favorite work of television aesthetically, as a side bar.
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Louie's lack of continuity, or continuity resets rather, are refreshing within the sitcom format. The actress who played Mrs. Samski was his date in "Bully" and then later his mother in "God," which drastically differed from the previous portrayal of his mother earlier in Season 1. That sort of automatic refresh allows for him to have a sister in one episode and a brother in other to suit the narrative of the vignette.
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I used to watch this years ago when it was on.. then it disappeared for awhile and now its back. I've got some eps dvr'd just gotta get around to watching them. Dude is funny as shit.
The older one was a different show though. Lucky Louie was more like a 70s/early 80s sitcom with it's intentionally phony sets and general style. I hated it at first, but found it to be endearing after a couple episodes
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Ah is it? I didnt research it really just saw 'Louie' was back and set up the DVR.
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I've been a Louie fan for a while. His Lucky Louie show was OK but I didn't like the actress who played his wife. The new Louie show is funnier. His standup is hysterical and he is funny on talk shows also.
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Ah is it? I didnt research it really just saw 'Louie' was back and set up the DVR.
If you liked the old one, you'll probably still like the new one Bit of a different premise and higher production values, but still his sense of humour
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Oh dear, the episode with the school mom who offers him casual sex? Wow.

And the final stand-up where he goes off on that table in the audience?

Getting better and better.
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Guest star spoiler

 
Dr Ricky Gervais' description of Louie's dick had me in tears
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