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Re: Lucky Louie (and now Louie)
« Reply #60 on: July 02, 2010, 12:07:53 PM »
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i hadn't seen the second episode (got confused when everyone started mentioning the poker scene and i had no idea what you were talking about. i thought you were still talking about lucky louie and that made me feel sad)   but now that i've seen the first two episodes i'm even more excited about what this could end up being. i love the ethereal tone of the show. it's too early to say but i think this is going to end up being better than curb in terms of american comedy. the best current shows are 'peep show' and 'the thick of it' ,  i think.

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Re: Lucky Louie (and now Louie)
« Reply #61 on: July 02, 2010, 12:58:25 PM »
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holy fucking shit this is the funniest and best show on tv right now.

i really really hope louie can keep it up.

wrote this drunk last night. woke up today watched episode 2. while still funny, episode 1 was better. Really can't wait til the next one.
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Re: Lucky Louie (and now Louie)
« Reply #62 on: July 08, 2010, 11:15:27 AM »
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the pilot's golden (best awkward date ever).  also loved the poker scene in the second episode, mostly the stuff before the faggot discussion.  "does your mom really do that?" "i don't know, i don't talk to her every day."  hahaha.  and while the lecture on the origins of the word and its negative connotations was heavy handed, the pay off was pretty lovely: that spotted-from-a-mile-away punchline, the kiss on the cheek, the laughter and the sense of camaraderie.

anyone else catch the third episode?  lays the pathos a little thick but still engaging.  like cron pointed out, there's an ethereal quality to the show that, when paired with louis ck's vulgarity, cynicism, and comedy-as-therapy approach, makes for great tv.  ricky gervais is the ham of hams but has a good time and thus is enjoyable to watch.   "i guess this is where the letter c comes for her dialysis" had me fucking rolling. 


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Re: Lucky Louie (and now Louie)
« Reply #63 on: September 09, 2010, 04:40:25 PM »
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that's it, i fucking love this show. i saw the finale yesterday and it was the perfect ending to a near-perfect first season. louie didn't turn out the way i expected in that it's not an all-out comedy, but more of a hybrid show about everything, with spot-on observations and surprising depth in every episode. and it looks good too. i'm really psyched it got picked up for a second season.

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Re: Lucky Louie (and now Louie)
« Reply #64 on: September 10, 2010, 04:30:04 AM »
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holy fuckin christ episode 11? what the hell? where did that come from?
tom noonan giving this crazy beautiful monologue?

Amy Landecker, who i've never heard of, giving an insanely great performance as louie's mom. Wow. this is great.

i did not expect that from louie...holy shit...this show has officially blown my mind.
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Re: Lucky Louie (and now Louie)
« Reply #65 on: June 24, 2011, 12:39:19 PM »
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new season not so good
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Re: Lucky Louie (and now Louie)
« Reply #66 on: June 24, 2011, 12:55:50 PM »
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It's no Pootie Tang.  But at least it's not I Think I Love My Wife.
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Re: Lucky Louie (and now Louie)
« Reply #67 on: June 24, 2011, 01:01:10 PM »
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well it's still better than most tv shows, but now it feels like more of a sitcom. the chat with the sister was unbearable.
he has a writing staff now too, that's trouble.
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Re: Lucky Louie (and now Louie)
« Reply #68 on: June 24, 2011, 01:34:59 PM »
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well it's still better than most tv shows, but now it feels like more of a sitcom. the chat with the sister was unbearable.
he has a writing staff now too, that's trouble.
Yeah, wholly disappointing. Especially the fact that the entire episode pretty much leads up to a fart gag. A gag that's almost redeemed by how long they hold on the disappointment and embarrassment of everyone as they file out of the room.

It's an unexceptional episode, but there were some unexceptional moments in last season, too.  That's kind of the great/frustrating thing about this show... every episode has a different feel and a different intention. Sometimes it'll align with what I want from it... sometimes not.
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Re: Lucky Louie (and now Louie)
« Reply #69 on: June 24, 2011, 01:41:49 PM »
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season premieres almost always suck
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Re: Lucky Louie (and now Louie)
« Reply #70 on: June 24, 2011, 02:21:05 PM »
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this entire show almost always sucks. though i'm one of the very few HERE that sees zero brilliance in it.

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Re: Lucky Louie (and now Louie)
« Reply #71 on: June 24, 2011, 02:54:51 PM »
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I loved the tangents he went on in his previous shows. The pot smoking episode was amazing in his depiction of a 20-30something pothead, his reduction of young kids in a cafe was so deadon that they were speaking gibberish. I just didn't get the point of having good neighbors or having his girl learn a lesson about the world being unfair.
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Re: Lucky Louie (and now Louie)
« Reply #72 on: June 27, 2011, 07:13:46 PM »
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loved the middle finger opening. Such a simple heartbreaking scene that only Louis CK could add a punchline to.

The sister conversation was awkwardly edited, but I loved her character. I kept waiting for something to go wrong with the neighbors but I suppose that's what his misdirection was. When the show cuts away to the standup bits sometimes I wish it would keep going. His standup is so strong.
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Re: Lucky Louie (and now Louie)
« Reply #73 on: June 29, 2011, 12:12:39 AM »
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I loved the tangents he went on in his previous shows. The pot smoking episode was amazing in his depiction of a 20-30something pothead, his reduction of young kids in a cafe was so deadon that they were speaking gibberish. I just didn't get the point of having good neighbors or having his girl learn a lesson about the world being unfair.

I think that scene was related to the first minute of this bit from his Shameless special.

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Re: Lucky Louie (and now Louie)
« Reply #74 on: June 29, 2011, 04:41:07 AM »
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he's done a few bits all related to starbucks and coffeeshop and gibberish. in hilarious he talked about the current generation of kids who don't make any effort when talking and every word sounds like it just fell out of their mouths.
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