Louie (Louis C.K.'s show on FX)

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i just watched 6 episodes in a row on the FX website. i couldn't stop laughing. truly amazing. i couldn't find a thread! i searched, i swear.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 03:58 (six years ago) Permalink

ah there is this old thread! sorry. that was kinda hard to find, to be honest. anyway, i will let others decide if the new show deserves its own thread. it really is so good.

Come anticipate Louis C.K.s HBO sitcom LUCKY LOUIE with me

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:01 (six years ago) Permalink

i totally spelled the show wrong. i should go to bed...

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:10 (six years ago) Permalink

this show is so awesome that it deserves 40 threads tbh

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:42 (six years ago) Permalink

can you change the thread title to louie? i hate when i do things like that. this show waa made for me. lots of shows are. the t.v. knows what i like. he's such a good writer.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:44 (six years ago) Permalink

why yes i can!

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:48 (six years ago) Permalink

Such a great show. Louis CK is the SHIT

VegemiteGrrrl, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:49 (six years ago) Permalink

heckler shutdown is like the best 5 minutes of uncomfortable television of all time imo

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:51 (six years ago) Permalink

so is this gonna be the new louie thread now?

Mordy, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:57 (six years ago) Permalink

it's pretty amazing. i always think i'm beyond amazement cuz i'm so old and jaded but then something comes along and amazes me. i like that.

x-post

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:59 (six years ago) Permalink

it doesn't have to be! i just needed to testify and i couldn't find the old one fast enough.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:59 (six years ago) Permalink

i think the shrink is an amazing recurring character

Mordy, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:05 (six years ago) Permalink

from wiki:

He was married to New York artist and painter Alix Bailey in 1995; they divorced in 2009. He has two daughters from the marriage[9] and shares joint custody of them with Bailey.[10]

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:09 (six years ago) Permalink

I already went all over the moon about the poker scene on the first thread, but that was also amazing

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:13 (six years ago) Permalink

I will be trying this in a few minutes. I don't know this guy!

The world's leaders on pills (admrl), Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:14 (six years ago) Permalink

i'm about to watch the new one. exciting!

Mordy, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:14 (six years ago) Permalink

he likes the helicopter idea:

http://www.youtube.com/louisck#p/u/30/AO1KsU1rG7s

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:16 (six years ago) Permalink

the matthew broderick scene. oh man, i laughed and laughed. lots of stuff made me laugh. out loud. loudly. maria laughed a lot too. we laughed together.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:18 (six years ago) Permalink

first episode is kinda clunky, but the instasmile date thing is so fucking brilliant that it makes up for it

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:19 (six years ago) Permalink

the couple that LOLs together...

The world's leaders on pills (admrl), Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:20 (six years ago) Permalink

just posted this on the other louie thread, but the coffee shop routine from last night was the cinematic equivalent of how I feel on ILM

Darin, Thursday, 12 August 2010 06:17 (six years ago) Permalink

And yeah, as disjointed/clunky/whatever this show is, I totally look forward to it every week. I love that Louie just says 'fuck it' to any real story lines or what have you.

Darin, Thursday, 12 August 2010 06:21 (six years ago) Permalink

If we're posting things in both threads: that ice cream scene was just brutally real for me.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Thursday, 12 August 2010 06:22 (six years ago) Permalink

Liked the first ep, was pretty good. I'm trying to get over my reservations about the production "style". It isn't exactly like CYE, although some of the acting pushes it in that direction.

The world's leaders on pills (admrl), Thursday, 12 August 2010 16:56 (six years ago) Permalink

i'm trying to think of another show about a guy who is basically sensible and lovable but hates himself. seinfeld: sensible, he loves himself. CYE: hates/loves himself, is in no way sensible.

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 12 August 2010 17:07 (six years ago) Permalink

the matthew broderick scene. oh man, i laughed and laughed.

seriously, i could watch him doing variations "your father is dead" for an entire episode

caek boss (latebloomer), Thursday, 12 August 2010 18:46 (six years ago) Permalink

variations on*

caek boss (latebloomer), Thursday, 12 August 2010 18:47 (six years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:43 (six years ago) Permalink

Scott, post this stuff in the actual Louie thread, for fucks sake

Come anticipate Louis C.K.s HBO sitcom LUCKY LOUIE with me

na'vi buffalo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:49 (six years ago) Permalink

that's actually the thread for HBO's LUCKY LOUIE

the disappearance of apollo creed (s1ocki), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:58 (six years ago) Permalink

and we've been talking about LOUIE in it for like three months now.

na'vi buffalo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:58 (six years ago) Permalink

just becuz whiney wants people to post in th other thread i am posting in this thread..may they join in a golden tapestry.....i heard him talkin about this show and now watch it on th boot legz tube idea/.//its so good...it makes people run away from th room..then run back when they hear sumthin funny..search also th npr interview he did recently...hes in town alot bxing/training and playin guitar..i dont feel like bothering him..i dont want to become th "annoying fan upstate" character in hz routine...love himmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

danbunny, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:59 (six years ago) Permalink

there is a piece sumwhere where he talks about other male characters who basically love themselves versus those that hate themselves...th ep w th kid and th single mom was awesome

danbunny, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 15:00 (six years ago) Permalink

heckler shutdown is like the best 5 minutes of uncomfortable television of all time imo

really? it came off as flat for me

the bit he was doing in the beginning about feeling full was funny, but the whole heckler thing, including when he runs into the woman later on in the bar seemed pointless to me, and i guess confusing in tone, as well. like, at first i thought the whole thing hinged upon tension between him and his balding schlubby comic cronies and the heckler gal, and there would be some huge satisfying blowup, but the whole thing just sort of fizzled out. or was that the point?? i'm confused. what was i supposed to be laughing at or pondering over?

dell (del), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 16:11 (six years ago) Permalink

like larry david's cye character is pretty horrible, but somehow likeable. louis' character in that scene seemed completely devoid of even the tiniest shards of charisma or intersting-ness

dell (del), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 16:12 (six years ago) Permalink

David's character deals with social anxiety by trying to dominate it and the show climaxes when he fails.

Louis's character deals with social anxiety by being completely overwhelmed and bewildered by it and the show climaxes when he breaks the whole thing down in one very intense, cathartic conversation

na'vi buffalo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 16:18 (six years ago) Permalink

lovable prick vs. lovable loser

na'vi buffalo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 16:19 (six years ago) Permalink

i refuse to make that choice because i love all of ilx equally

gg eileen (jjjusten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 17:23 (six years ago) Permalink

great episode tonight - really kept wondering where this was all going. once again, loved the attitude of the ending

Nhex, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 04:21 (six years ago) Permalink

Wow, great ep. Wonder how he'll cap the season off...is the finale next week?

Simon H., Wednesday, 18 August 2010 04:46 (six years ago) Permalink

Finale is not until Sept. 7 I believe.

Jouster, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 05:26 (six years ago) Permalink

Sweet deal.

Simon H., Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:02 (six years ago) Permalink

what a weird fuckin show

diurnal eternal falafel (get bent), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:29 (six years ago) Permalink

heh the kid's look at the end

dont wear sh@q without the fu (tremendoid), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:33 (six years ago) Permalink

switching channels from this to colbert is very jarring

diurnal eternal falafel (get bent), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:37 (six years ago) Permalink

watching the next episode of louie, he has an alcohol hangover from smoking marihuana. have neglected these thanks to dvr

dont wear sh@q without the fu (tremendoid), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:51 (six years ago) Permalink

he's kind of cute in a ginger divorcee kinda way when he has facial hair and looks like a giant child molester when he doesn't

A B C, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 07:04 (six years ago) Permalink

i luv this show

A B C, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 07:04 (six years ago) Permalink

This is def. shaping up to be one of the strongest first seasons of any show in recent memory - lots of memorable scenes and odd touches, but still feels like it has room to grow and change. The fact that this last ep was suspenseful and touching as well as being funny as hell is a testament to its unique malleability - people call it CK's Curb, but that show is so much more traditional.

Simon H., Wednesday, 18 August 2010 07:11 (six years ago) Permalink

I was thinking the exact same thing, Simon (about it being a really strong first season), tho I immediately thought that Community's first season is still stronger.

Mordy, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 07:20 (six years ago) Permalink

one thing that bugs me about Louie is how the character deals with his sexuality - he does this thing where he generalizes his own behavior as being universal to men, and then does a lot of self-centered, assholish stuff, subsequently shrugging it off as just being honest. And then there is this tendency within the show for women to throw themselves at him. The sex is often awkward or uncomfortable, but it is crazy how many times he just ends up banging whatever random female character shows up in the episode, whether it's Joan Rivers (which works, and that episode is great), or some rando from the club, or the model(!), or the aggro mom from the PTA meeting. It is a *long* list. After awhile it feels like sloppy writing: "gee, wouldn't it be funny if *this* kind of person had sex with Louie!"

Οὖτις, Monday, 8 February 2016 23:00 (seven months ago) Permalink

totally agree, to the extent that i had to go find my posts to that effect:

in his stand-up there's a lot of stuff that's really self-loathing with regard to heterosexual relationships and put into general women/men terms, i often find myself thinking "nah i think this is just very specific to your issues, dude."

― festival culture (Jordan), Tuesday, December 2, 2014 3:31 PM (1 year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

and i appreciate comedy and art that's vulnerable and specific, but it's precisely because it comes off as not self-aware that it bothers me.

― festival culture (Jordan), Tuesday, December 2, 2014 3:32 PM (1 year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Monday, 8 February 2016 23:08 (seven months ago) Permalink

yeah. I still think he's very funny and a guy whose work I will follow.

otoh while I'm usually loathe to confuse one's work/public persona with the performer and would hardly convict him in a court of law or anything, in retrospect there's stuff in his work that makes me think hmm, yeah those creepy sex assault rumors seem kind of believable in light of the way he handles sexuality in his work.

Οὖτις, Monday, 8 February 2016 23:13 (seven months ago) Permalink

That is not fair.

Hadrian VIII, Tuesday, 9 February 2016 14:52 (seven months ago) Permalink

Did they ever figure out how many people Hitchcock murdered?

maybe my clam is just more toxic (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 9 February 2016 15:01 (seven months ago) Permalink

Yeah, don't blame Louis, blame his writers.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 9 February 2016 15:10 (seven months ago) Permalink

that's a joke because he writes almost all of it himself, right?

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Tuesday, 9 February 2016 15:21 (seven months ago) Permalink

(yep)

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 9 February 2016 15:43 (seven months ago) Permalink

I mean I get the creepy vibes stuff, but it's tough to write about sex with any specificity in a way that doesn't involve your character having a lot of sex when he is basically the only character

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 9 February 2016 15:56 (seven months ago) Permalink

how about just don't "blame" anybody for fictional content?

Hadrian VIII, Tuesday, 9 February 2016 17:13 (seven months ago) Permalink

calm down I made it clear it's my personal impression, no doubt compounded by his own intentional blurring of his fictional/real self in his work. I'm not going to put him in on trial or anything.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 9 February 2016 17:33 (seven months ago) Permalink

Are people still not clear why men choose to pursue fame, or..

• (sleepingbag), Tuesday, 9 February 2016 17:38 (seven months ago) Permalink

Understood, sorry.

It does gets tiresome though. This kind of speculation is what it means to be "put on trial" by the public—to the extent such a thing exists.

It's not harmless, and it does damage people.

Hadrian VIII, Tuesday, 9 February 2016 17:46 (seven months ago) Permalink

If you are a single hetero male comedian w your own TV show, you probably will be dating lots of women on your show. Look at Seinfeld.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 9 February 2016 18:24 (seven months ago) Permalink

does his character have a tv show?

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 9 February 2016 18:24 (seven months ago) Permalink

oh nm I see what you're saying, it's just the nature of the medium/topic

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 9 February 2016 18:25 (seven months ago) Permalink

I mean what do you want him to write about, doing his taxes?

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 9 February 2016 18:26 (seven months ago) Permalink

yup that's all single white guys do, fuck lots of random women + taxes

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 9 February 2016 18:27 (seven months ago) Permalink

yeah, fuck taxes

Evan, Tuesday, 9 February 2016 18:31 (seven months ago) Permalink

C'mon, man, that's such a stereotype. I hardly ever did taxes when I was single.

maybe my clam is just more toxic (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 9 February 2016 18:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

I mean go to the club, obviously. Fuck the taxes.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 9 February 2016 18:49 (seven months ago) Permalink

Second ep moved at a glacial pace

calstars, Saturday, 13 February 2016 22:43 (seven months ago) Permalink

steven wright is p. good in this

Option ARMs and de Man (s.clover), Sunday, 14 February 2016 23:20 (seven months ago) Permalink

skipped the 2nd ep but the third was pretty impressive

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 15 February 2016 00:05 (seven months ago) Permalink

p. impressive is an understatement.

Option ARMs and de Man (s.clover), Monday, 15 February 2016 21:59 (seven months ago) Permalink

just a massive leap in quality from the first two.

Option ARMs and de Man (s.clover), Monday, 15 February 2016 21:59 (seven months ago) Permalink

yeah the extended duologue format is a way better fit, plus Laurie Metcalf killed it

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 15 February 2016 22:27 (seven months ago) Permalink

good lord yes.
metcalf is secretly among the greatest actors of her generation.
this third ep easily justifies all the fumbling of the first two and it was exactly what I was looking for from this exercise.

ulysses, Tuesday, 16 February 2016 01:15 (seven months ago) Permalink

like "louie" i think there's more punch in having the show meander and flop around and then occasionally pull into something laser-focused and ambitious like this.

Option ARMs and de Man (s.clover), Wednesday, 17 February 2016 00:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

haven't watched the second episode yet and haven't heard a good thing about it. can I skip right to the third?

Clay, Wednesday, 17 February 2016 00:38 (seven months ago) Permalink

Yes, though i thought it was okay.
I like the lange character

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 17 February 2016 05:16 (seven months ago) Permalink

I'd watch the second tho it meanders. Wright is good and it establishes a bunch of stuff which i imagine will pay off later. Helps a little even with the setup for the third, tho the first gets you most of the way there.

Option ARMs and de Man (s.clover), Wednesday, 17 February 2016 05:37 (seven months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Watched episode 5 tonight. This has become my favorite non-TV, TV show right now.

Steven Wright is so great.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 13 April 2016 07:45 (five months ago) Permalink

CK tells Howard Stern he's losing millions on this, the former seems basically unconcerned.

ulysses, Wednesday, 13 April 2016 13:21 (five months ago) Permalink

I ended up pretty much loving this, though it would have been way better had CK cast a real actor instead of himself (though he's sometimes fine)

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 13 April 2016 14:48 (five months ago) Permalink

everybody on this show sounds like Louis CK talking to himself so subbing in another actor would not have made a noticeable difference to me

ejemplo (crüt), Wednesday, 13 April 2016 14:49 (five months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

louie pulled the interview circuit superfecta now of talking abt this on howard, maron, bill simmons, & Charlie rose in the span of a few wks

johnny crunch, Thursday, 28 April 2016 11:14 (five months ago) Permalink

The full ginsburg

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Thursday, 28 April 2016 16:26 (five months ago) Permalink

he's lost money on the project and now it's done; I presume he's trying to get it sold to a network now.

ulysses, Thursday, 28 April 2016 16:58 (five months ago) Permalink

He's selling the whole series for $31/pop, and then will sell it to Netflix or other later. It doesn't sound like he's scrambling to cover his ass - he wanted to release something without context before doing press, same as Bey et al.

... (Eazy), Thursday, 28 April 2016 17:06 (five months ago) Permalink

did anyone watch them all? I wasn't really impressed w what I saw

Οὖτις, Thursday, 28 April 2016 17:08 (five months ago) Permalink

I did, if you get to ep 3 and don't like it you should probably stop

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 28 April 2016 17:11 (five months ago) Permalink

yea its not really accurate to say hes lost money & its only done to the extent he hasn't decided if he wants to continue it

I want to watch it but will just wait til whenever he sells it to a service

johnny crunch, Thursday, 28 April 2016 17:55 (five months ago) Permalink

did anyone watch them all? I wasn't really impressed w what I saw

I purchased the whole thing and absolutely loved it. "if you get to ep 3 and don't like it you should probably stop" is OTM advice.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 28 April 2016 18:45 (five months ago) Permalink

Loved the first ep, keep meaning to get around to the rest.

just her neck. thankig u in advance (stevie), Friday, 29 April 2016 09:53 (four months ago) Permalink

It felt a little like some album where a load of virtuoso musicians came out and showed you how good they were at playing, but for acting. But I didn't feel it was self-indulgent at all, it was just like a great showcase for some great performances. It felt stagey and theatrical in the best way.

just her neck. thankig u in advance (stevie), Friday, 29 April 2016 09:54 (four months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Saw him last night and he absolutely killed. A master at the height of his powers.

socka flocka-jones (man alive), Saturday, 23 July 2016 14:05 (two months ago) Permalink

More than most comedians he seems to have a real knack for reinventing his sets, and instinctively knows when to put other projects on hold. So he does his show for a while, then stops, then tours, then starts a new show, then stops, then tours. I've seen him a few times, and only once was he less than his best.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 23 July 2016 14:45 (two months ago) Permalink

i have tickets to the MSG show (first floor seats in the garden!); this'll be the fourth tour for me. He's consistently very good and it's best not to try to retell his jokes.

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Saturday, 23 July 2016 16:27 (two months ago) Permalink

V true. His best material from last night was pretty much impossible to relay to anyone.

socka flocka-jones (man alive), Sunday, 24 July 2016 02:44 (two months ago) Permalink


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