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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 29, 2010
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
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70

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Universal acclaim- based on 267 Ratings

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  • Summary: Stand-up comedian Louie C.K. draws from his own life as a divorced single father in this new comedy for FX.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    91
    Just trust me, this show is super-funny.
  2. The indie-director touches do not narrow the appeal of Louie. It is, however, strictly for adults.
  3. 80
    Louie intelligently harnesses the dark cloud that follows a truly funny man everywhere he goes.
  4. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    75
    Often profane and occasionally offensive, Louie won't be to every viewer's taste, but it's a more interesting show than many with a definitive point of view.
  5. 70
    Louie isn't a learning-and-hugging show by any means; but amid all of C.K.'s cocky bluster and politically incorrect language, there are plenty of rich moments of respite, when people with polarized world views actually hear and like one another.
  6. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    70
    Some of the later episodes (I've seen four) are uneven, and the stories sometimes have the feel of standup riffs literally adapted for the screen. But even those can be funny and well-observed.
  7. 30
    Louie is so low-key that it has no discernible pulse. To say it's unfunny is accurate (profoundly so) but also beside the point: It's un-anything.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. BHB
    Aug 12, 2010
    10
    Funniest show on television right now. Louie is vulgar yet honest and he is comfortable laughing at his bouts of depression. Helps you feel comfortable with your own humanity and laugh! Expand
  2. Sep 5, 2011
    10
    Such a phenomenal show. Louie definitely knows his **** Between this and Curb Your Enthusiasm they definitely nail fine observational humor. I love it. Expand
  3. TimG
    Jun 30, 2010
    10
    This show will find it's rhythm and we will all benefit from it. The awkwardness IS the humor!! He's gonna be great!
  4. Sep 4, 2011
    9
    Good show. The comedy is basically about serious awkward moments. Some are extremely funny while others are not that funny at all, yet it still keeps my attention. Not you average comedy and very unique. I love it. Expand
  5. May 17, 2014
    9
    It's rare to see a performer put himself out there, warts and all, but Louie just underlines what a brilliant, self-effacing comic Louis CK has matured into. For a few years now he's been one the funniest men in stand-up, and is fast becoming a comic legend, and this series is just another chapter in his burgeoning career. It's raw, excruciatingly honest, intelligent, confronting, and very, very funny. Expand
  6. Jan 18, 2013
    8
    Before I start this review let me just say I am a big fan of Louis CKs stand up and that anyone that hasn
  7. Oct 1, 2012
    4
    First of all it is not a comedy!!! it's the most unfunny comedy of all time. In my opinion Louie C.K. created a dead boring sitcom with very artistic directing and picture but with a very bad actor with enormous limitations (that possibly can't deliver the intended laughs from the screenplay) Expand

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