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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 29, 2010
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
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  • Summary: Dane Cook, Ricky Gervais, Joan Rivers, Jerry Seinfeld guest star in the third season of the Louie C.K. comedy series.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
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
    These are almost closer to short stories than sitcom episodes--and yes, they're fantastic. [23 Jul 2012, p.38]
  2. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jun 27, 2012
    FX sent the first five half-hours for review, and they're all gems.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jun 25, 2012
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Jun 28, 2012
    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.
  5. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Jun 27, 2012
    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.
  6. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Jun 28, 2012
    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.
  7. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jun 26, 2012
    The series remains smart and thought-provoking but it's also quite funny.

See all 16 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Jul 22, 2012
    Although it's not all about the jokes this season, Louie is still hilariously entertaining and beautifully directed. C.K. is getting better at everything, and he's definitely showing off his new found skills. Expand
  2. Jun 28, 2012
    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. Louie is one of the funniest and overall great shows I've seen in a while. Expand
  3. Aug 19, 2012
    Louie continues to be, along with Breaking Bad, the best show on television. Season 3 has been fantastic so far and I bet it\'s just the beginning. If you're not watching it yet, well... Go. Do it. Expand
  4. Jun 30, 2012
    In an industry dominated by highly formulaic and self-congratulatory comedy, Louis C.K. provides a raw and sympathetic view into the mind of his fictive autobiographical doppelgänger using a combination of existential calisthenics, self-deprecation and Gogolian absurdity. All in all, it is a very refreshing step in the right direction. Expand
  5. Jul 10, 2012
    Most creative comedy show in years. The Melissa Leo episode is a classic. It's refreshing to see someone like Louis taking less money to keep the powers-that-be out of the creative process. Expand
  6. Jun 30, 2012
    Louis C.K's show, like his stand-up, takes a little getting used to, but when you get it - it gets you good too. What separates CK from other stand-ups who provoke and utilize "offensive" humor, is that he has that indefinable quality called "heart". There's no malice in his provocations, and no superficial politicising. Even though Louis, if you've heard his more "serious" interviews, is clearly a liberal/progressive, he knows that political humor can be reductive and smug. Louie aims for drama rather than out-and-out jokes, which few comedians dare, as good as, for example, Curb Your Enthusiasm is, it never tugs at your heart, which Louis CK doesn't shy away from. Expand
  7. Sep 9, 2012
    I 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. Expand

See all 23 User Reviews

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