• Network: FX
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 29, 2010
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Jun 22, 2011
    91
    Silly or sober, Louie is one of the best shows on television.
  2. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Jun 23, 2011
    100
    what else can I do but yap excitedly and try to get you to watch one of the best shows on TV right now? The first four episodes of the new season will not disappoint fans.
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jun 22, 2011
    91
    Still funny and still not for everyone. Louie remains very much a taste that you either acquire--or don't.
  4. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jun 23, 2011
    80
    Clearly this show is not for the easily offended. Not everyone will appreciate this kind of humor, but anyone who values smart, provocative comedy that's about truth telling will be intrigued.
  5. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Jun 22, 2011
    90
    Dating, working, friendship, the mixed bag of wonderfulness and tedium that is raising kids--all of these things clearly take up a huge amount of real estate in Louis C.K.'s mind, and watching him tenaciously sort through his reactions to challenges in those arenas is always interesting, occasionally profound and frequently funny.
  6. Reviewed by: Kris King
    Jun 21, 2011
    88
    Louie is smart, cinematic, and bitterly honest, constantly dancing between revelatory moments and hysterical bursts of humor that are both surprising and touching.
  7. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Jul 7, 2011
    88
    The show is a trampoline that sags clear down to the ground, the better to catapult you off into the air. [18 Jul 2011, p.35]
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 166 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 30
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 30
  3. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Jun 25, 2011
    10
    You find yourself wetting your eyes either from the honestly bitter truth-full moments or from the hilarious funny situations and lines. Louie is smart intelligent and so sincere- I agree with those critics who say it's the best thing on TV these days, It's a perfect 10 with me. Whether you are in Manhatten or in Tel Aviv- the show succeeds to touch Full Review »
  2. Jul 5, 2011
    9
    The dark humor in Louie is pure and uncompromising. Nothing is sacred for the self-deprecating comedian as he attacks everything from the habits of people around him to those of his own family.
    Some of the plots seem a bit stretched to meet the punchline but overall Louie brings a refreshing change to comedy TV shows.
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  3. Oct 19, 2011
    10
    Real humor, Real life sketches, done by a REAL ass comic! Louie CK your the man!!!! Seriously funny sh*t! Out of all the crap you have to choose from on TV. Give this show one watch and you will be addicted. Full Review »