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.