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

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8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 167 Ratings

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  • Summary: The second season of the series about a comedian raising his two daughters begins with a visit from Louie's sisters.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 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.
  2. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Jun 22, 2011
    91
    Silly or sober, Louie is one of the best shows on television.
  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: 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.
  5. 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]
  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: 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.
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 Expand
  2. Oct 21, 2011
    10
    This show is filled with lowbrow humor which manages not to speak down to us. Paradoxically, it is sublimely moving and thought-provoking. Whether or not Louie's world resembles your world, it resembles our unpredictable, imperfect world. As Louie says in a seminal episode: "Life isn't something you possess, it's something you take part in." Expand
  3. Jul 2, 2011
    10
    Louie is amazingly dark, witty, uncomfortable and hilarious this season! There is absolutely nothing like it anywhere on TV right now, its a MUST see!
  4. Jan 28, 2013
    10
    Every aspect of this show is just hilarious. The fact that he recasts some members with different roles, introduces new family members, and bits of his stand up are just a few examples. Louis C.K. takes complete advantage of his artistic freedom and delivers every episode. Expand
  5. Sep 19, 2011
    9
    I've been singing Louis CK's praises for some time now. I think he's the funnest guy on the freakin' planet and - as evidenced by his latest show - he's become a pretty good actor as well. Louie is so good at times that I find myself laughing out loud while walking down the street when I remember something that happened on the show (the look on Chris Rock's face while his off-screen wife is **** him out because Louie just called late at night asking Chris to pick him up after being marooned somewhere in suburban New Jersey by a creepy swinger couple - priceless).

    Gotta hand it to FX for having the stones to put something this racy on the air but, hey, isn't that what cable is (was) supposed to be for?
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  6. Feb 14, 2014
    9
    I was not anywhere near a fan of season 1, but in season 2, Louie has come into its own. It is comedic without a doubt, but even more than that, it covers many, many human issues and is really about life in general, rather than providing laughs. Louie is a triumph of television. Expand
  7. Aug 9, 2011
    6
    Louie isn't bad, but it's mostly not particularly funny and spends a fair amount of time being depressing. If you like Louis CK you'll like this, if you don't think he is great then it's going to be hard going. Expand

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