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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: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 4 out of 21
  1. 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
  2. May 12, 2014
    Louie is abostuley amazing listen its funny depressing and so original. Louie might be at emmy time because its so good. Watch THIS DAMN SHOW. Thanks Louie Expand
  3. May 10, 2014
    Incredible, as usual, the depth and the comedy are beautifully dark and equally funny, so depressing and uplifting at the same time, it has now become my favourite show. Expand
  4. Jul 25, 2014
    It's all over the place but it's still incredibly entertaining to watch. Louie isn't what you'd expect a stand up comedian's TV show to be like, especially Season 4, which runs a few special, extended episodes and tells more in-depth stories than any of the other seasons. This season is much more serious than the previous three, though there are still plenty of hilarious moments that will remind you where Louis CK's roots lie and where he started: as one of the all-time best stand-up comedians. Louis was nominated for a Golden Globe for his acting performance in Louie, and it was well deserved: his acting is superb as he plays a lonely, extremely awkward aging man who's come to terms with his appearances and awkwardness. But that doesn't stop him from chasing love. Expand
  5. 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.
  6. May 30, 2014
    This show has always been pretty loose, but in this series Louis CK spends a short twenty minutes riffing around a subject and then bye bye roll credits. It just feels so much less substantial than earlier series. My highlight so far was Pamela Adlon's reappearance, which inexplicably lasted for all of two minutes. I have to agree with the more negative reviewer who said if this was the first series, no one would watch it. I feel Louis CK is slightly taking his audience for granted here. And where have the opening credits gone? 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 21 User Reviews

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