Louie : Season 1

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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 29, 2010
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 331 Ratings

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  • Summary: Stand-up comedian Louie C.K. draws from his own life as a divorced single father in this new comedy for FX.
  • Genre(s): Comedy

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Just trust me, this show is super-funny.
  2. The star also is the writer, director and editor, does a much better job of translating Louis C.K.'s wit and comic irreverence to a weekly series. It deserves to catch on, though it's back-and-forth style might make it a tougher sell to viewersc
  3. The indie-director touches do not narrow the appeal of Louie. It is, however, strictly for adults.
  4. 75
    His chronic pessimism may grow harder to tolerate over the course of a 13-episode season, but for now, Louie provides brooding wit and genuine pathos in substantial enough doses to eclipse any shortcomings.
  5. 70
    Louie isn't a learning-and-hugging show by any means; but amid all of C.K.'s cocky bluster and politically incorrect language, there are plenty of rich moments of respite, when people with polarized world views actually hear and like one another.
  6. It takes a while for Louie to find its own voice, and while it is at times a crude and offensive one, it is not without a strange wit and under-the-radar appeal.
  7. 30
    Louie is so low-key that it has no discernible pulse. To say it's unfunny is accurate (profoundly so) but also beside the point: It's un-anything.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 49
  2. Negative: 0 out of 49
  1. BHB
    Aug 12, 2010
    10
    Funniest show on television right now. Louie is vulgar yet honest and he is comfortable laughing at his bouts of depression. Helps you feelFunniest show on television right now. Louie is vulgar yet honest and he is comfortable laughing at his bouts of depression. Helps you feel comfortable with your own humanity and laugh! Expand
  2. Aug 25, 2011
    10
    This has got to be my favorite show on television right now. It's Louis C.K. plus all the funny stuff he can't say while on stage. It's kindThis has got to be my favorite show on television right now. It's Louis C.K. plus all the funny stuff he can't say while on stage. It's kind of like Seinfeld, cos he does stand up on the show, and then goes about his life. Honestly, I think it's better than Seinfeld. A lot of things that haven't been done before on a comedy TV show are being done on Louie and believe me, it's awesome. Expand
  3. TimG
    Jun 30, 2010
    10
    This show will find it's rhythm and we will all benefit from it. The awkwardness IS the humor!! He's gonna be great!
  4. chrisg
    Jul 5, 2010
    9
    Louis ck is my favorite comedian, and his show is also funny. this shows gonna be a hit.
  5. May 17, 2014
    9
    It's rare to see a performer put himself out there, warts and all, but Louie just underlines what a brilliant, self-effacing comic Louis CKIt's rare to see a performer put himself out there, warts and all, but Louie just underlines what a brilliant, self-effacing comic Louis CK has matured into. For a few years now he's been one the funniest men in stand-up, and is fast becoming a comic legend, and this series is just another chapter in his burgeoning career. It's raw, excruciatingly honest, intelligent, confronting, and very, very funny. Expand
  6. Sep 1, 2011
    8
    It's not just another TV show, it's different from anything else on TV. Louie is the type of show where you can't just sit down and watch oneIt's not just another TV show, it's different from anything else on TV. Louie is the type of show where you can't just sit down and watch one episode, you must watch 2 or 3, it's that good. The punchlines develop throughout the whole show and it comes to the point where you even forget about it, and you just concerned about the other things going on in the episode, and then finally the punch line comes through and you laugh, laugh, laugh and laugh some more. Louie is a great show, well done by a great comedian. Expand
  7. Jul 25, 2015
    4
    this is hardly entertaining. he CAN be funny, but he usually isnt. at least thats what i got from the first 6 episodes i saw. sorry pal waythis is hardly entertaining. he CAN be funny, but he usually isnt. at least thats what i got from the first 6 episodes i saw. sorry pal way too cheap to be recommended for a large audience, not even sure if it qualifies for comedy some of the time. Expand

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