‘Louie’ Blends Hilarity and Honesty Brilliantly

To be honest, I have never seen this show before so I am coming in a bit late as it starts its second season (however discovering all of season one on Netflix’s instant queue was the highlight of my evening). So, as my first episode of the show, I was completely blown away. Louie is hilarious most of the time, but when its not it feels so real and honest. It feels like it could be a documentary, but not in the way that The Office does.

Louie is written and directed by Louis C.K., which is proved through his unique yet raunchy sense of humor. This is dark comedy at its best.

The season premiere resets the tone of the show quickly as we see Louie’s youngest daughter telling him she likes living with her mother better. The scene ends with Louie giving her the finger behind her back. I was in stitches.

Between several unconnected storylines, we see Louie perform stand-up comedy, and he is a master at his craft. Through various stand-up specials on Comedy Central, I have become familiar with Louise C.K.’s fantastic sense of humor and all of these sequences are funny and help further analyze who the comedian is as a person. Louie strives on its brutal honesty.

The main segment of the half hour involved Louie’s pregnant sister coming to visit. She talks of losing a baby and how it can affect a relationship. This makes her screams in the middle of the night terrifying, and what it turns out to actually be all the more hilarious.

Overall, I fell in love with this show instantly. I am three episodes into season one and plan to be caught up by next week’s episode. (9/10)

photo credit: http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/whats-alan-watching/posts/review-fx-s-louie

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~ by mattsmoviethoughts on June 24, 2011.

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