• Network: FX
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 29, 2010
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Metascore
94

Universal acclaim - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Jul 18, 2012
    100
    These are almost closer to short stories than sitcom episodes--and yes, they're fantastic. [23 Jul 2012, p.38]
  2. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Jun 28, 2012
    100
    Louie viewers don't know exactly what they're getting in any given week, but the show is so elastic that nothing it tries feels like something it shouldn't.
  3. 100
    Louie is the anti‚ÄďAnger Management: bizarre, inventive, and bold.
  4. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jun 28, 2012
    100
    Louie isn't exactly what you'd call a joy ride, but there's joy to be had in its pungent authenticity, the element so sorely lacking in Anger Management.
  5. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jun 27, 2012
    100
    FX sent the first five half-hours for review, and they're all gems.
  6. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jun 26, 2012
    100
    One of TV's best shows, comedy or drama, because this series often succeeds as both.
  7. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Jun 26, 2012
    100
    Louie is the gold standard of contemporary TV comedy.
  8. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Jun 26, 2012
    100
    When it comes to expectations, Louie does a pretty consistent job of exceeding them.
  9. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jun 25, 2012
    100
    C.K. is writing, directing, and starring up a storm here, and his usual opening-segment stand-up routine, involving nearsightedness, is funnier than most sitcoms are in an entire season.
  10. Reviewed by: Emily Nussbaum
    Jul 10, 2012
    90
    The new episodes start well, then keep improving, with narrative clarity and a fresh visual beauty.
  11. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Jun 27, 2012
    90
    At the outset, this show aimed for hilarity and hit the mark, consistently and cathartically, while also trafficking in provocative sidewalk philosophy, achieving moral seriousness amid masturbation jokes.
  12. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Jun 26, 2012
    90
    It seems to be shifting into a higher gear, when no one thought that option was even available.
  13. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Jun 28, 2012
    88
    There's quite a bit going on underneath the show's deceptively raw, on-the-fly simplicity. It's also often a hilarious, exhilaratingly dangerous mixture of the broad, macabre, and political.
  14. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jun 28, 2012
    80
    It's a show about someone trying to figure out life, one little thing at a time, and realizing that sometimes, hey, you can't.
  15. Reviewed by: Marisa Carroll
    Jun 28, 2012
    80
    Louie is back, as raunchy, candid, and hilarious as ever.
  16. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jun 26, 2012
    80
    The series remains smart and thought-provoking but it's also quite funny.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 215 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Jun 28, 2012
    10
    Louie is a phenomenal show. It's hilarious and just so witty. I think he has some of the funniest jokes I've heard been told in a while. LouieLouie is a phenomenal show. It's hilarious and just so witty. I think he has some of the funniest jokes I've heard been told in a while. Louie is one of the funniest and overall great shows I've seen in a while. Full Review »
  2. Jun 30, 2012
    10
    Louie CK is on top of the world right now. He's one of the most popular stand up comedians. He's a regular on late night shows. And on top ofLouie CK is on top of the world right now. He's one of the most popular stand up comedians. He's a regular on late night shows. And on top of all that, he's the writer, director, and star of one of the most innovative shows on television. Louie is a magnificent piece of television. I suggest you watch it. Full Review »
  3. Sep 9, 2012
    5
    I loved seasons 1& 2 and was looking forward to season 3. Although still watchable , it is no where near as funny as the previousI loved seasons 1& 2 and was looking forward to season 3. Although still watchable , it is no where near as funny as the previous seasons,instead Louie has become a little too dramatic.If only he stuck to being funny. Full Review »