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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 29, 2010
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
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  • Summary: After 19 months, the Emmy-winning comedy returns with a 14 episode season.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 30
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 30
  3. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Reviewed by: Chris Cabin
    Apr 30, 2014
    Even if the radiant humor occasionally tends a bit toward the local, as in the brilliant season opening involving members of the DSNY, the point of view is so effortlessly relatable in its humble assertions.
  2. Reviewed by: Melissa Maerz
    May 7, 2014
    Its main purpose is to confront the taboo, and whether that means exploring just how far Louie will go into the "experimental" side of masturbation in the season premiere or simply digging into his ugliest prejudices about overweight women, the show can be revelatory.
  3. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    May 1, 2014
    A show that ceased to be something easily identifiable and thus easily understood the very first minute it was on.
  4. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    May 5, 2014
    This is a long way from a half-hour sitcom about a dysthymic guy comedian and his everyday nuisances. It’s good to see that Louie intends to keep pressing our limits.
  5. Reviewed by: Tim Molloy
    May 5, 2014
    Louie is television's best half-hour drama. It's also one of the best comedies, when it still wants to be, which isn't all that often.
  6. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    May 1, 2014
    The first four episodes of Season 4 are a little weak downstairs while still remaining at or near the top of the TV comedy class.
  7. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    May 1, 2014
    The fourth season’s new episodes feel as fresh--and misanthropic--as ever.

See all 30 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. Oct 8, 2014
    This show's just getting funnier, darker, and weirder in a good way. There's nothing like this on TV right now. What's even amazing that Louie direct, produce, write and edit this damn show. In season 4, the writing is getting even better, especially in "So did the fat lady" in which he won an Emmy. One of the best episode of TV shows this year. This season has also just getting even better with "Elevator", "Pamela" and " In the Woods". God, this guy is brilliant!! Expand
  2. Jul 28, 2014
    Louie C.K is the voice of a generation. Sure, his character is often times infuriating, and frustrating- but the sophistication with which he looks at the world, and his willingness to confront subject matter nobody else is willing to discuss, makes the show so remarkable. The show for all it's faults is beautifully constructed-from the music, to the cinematography, to the structure: every detail has been carefully thought out and it shows. Each little vignette is packed with humor, mundanity, anguish, and often epiphany, making this show one of the best to every grace network television. Expand
  3. May 6, 2014
    Never watched Louie before. I was flipping through channels last night and caught this episode at the start. It was weird and really awkward but I was strangely intrigued by it. As the episode went on it got stranger and more bizarre. By the end of this episode, everything was getting out of hand and Louie is left with an ultimatum that seems to set up a really interesting plot for the rest of the season. Expand
  4. Jun 2, 2014
    A big fan of Louis C.K. and his work. I've been watching this since the first season and it's by far the best comedy series you'll find on TV. The reason why Louie stands alone amongst the other comedy shows is that it takes the dark and intellectual side of comedy and delivers it in such a way that it gives you a good laugh and has a touch of realism which makes you reflect upon it.
    Beautifully scripted with those long and continuous shots makes it cinematic and one of a kind.
  5. Oct 5, 2014
    Louis C.K. is funnier than anybody on Earth. He's charming, simple and got something deep in his observing thoughts, that i can't resist to watch his show. And this was great. Nice stories told with imagination and simplicity, acting is subtle and humor is amusing. If you didn't saw this show, you're stupid person. Expand
  6. Jun 25, 2014
    As much as I just love Louis CK and really value and respect his work, I really have mixed feeling about this new season. The Elevator arc, which is almost half of the season had its moments, but the few last episodes with the reintroduction of pamela pretty much kills everything, it's boring and awkward, the character played by pamela adlon is unlikeable, unfunny and weird., a really bad ending to season 4. The first sign that something was wrong with the show was "So Did The Fat Lady" with it's insufferable patronizing monologue, the whole marijuana arc also did not work well. Overall this season of the show falls short of expectation :( Expand
  7. Aug 8, 2014
    Based upon what I've read here, I watched a few episodes of Louie.

    I view it as time in my life that i will never get back.

    I understand
    that humor can be personal. But this show bored the hell out of me. I had to force myself to watch multiple episodes.

    It Is Not Funny. There Is No Insight In This Show.

    So I sit here and wonder, why do people like this show?????? I mean, really... what is up with this show?

See all 24 User Reviews

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