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(Uproxx)   FX renews Louie, for another soul-crushing season   (uproxx.com) divider line 64
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2012-07-28 05:52:33 PM
who?
 
2012-07-28 05:53:51 PM
Meh.
 
2012-07-28 05:54:47 PM
Love the show but I can't watch more than one episode a night. I need to watch some stupid comedy afterwards to bring me back to neutral.
 
2012-07-28 05:58:26 PM
Great show. It's getting better and better...IMO.
 
2012-07-28 06:02:41 PM
Balding and fat middle-aged man says obvious, cliché things. Yipee. Oh gee, being married sucks? I have never heard that before. Genius.
 
2012-07-28 06:02:57 PM
Louie has been great except for the Miami episode. Nothing wrong with the Miami episode itself, just within Louie this was strange.
 
2012-07-28 06:07:17 PM
I really want to like the show but I just haven't been able to get into it. To me, it's sort of like Seinfeld but without the laughs. There doesn't seem to be much point to most of them. Which is fine, Seinfeld never usually had points either. But you tuned into Seinfeld to laugh. Without the laughter why do I want to watch a pointless show?
 
2012-07-28 06:12:02 PM

Pincy: I really want to like the show but I just haven't been able to get into it. To me, it's sort of like Seinfeld but without the laughs. There doesn't seem to be much point to most of them. Which is fine, Seinfeld never usually had points either. But you tuned into Seinfeld to laugh. Without the laughter why do I want to watch a pointless show?


This. I've tried so many times but I think it's too dark to be funny because I don't see the funny but I'm overwhelmed by the dark.
 
2012-07-28 06:13:04 PM
Why the comma subby? Read it without the comma if your brain will allow it. See? No comma needed.
 
2012-07-28 06:14:49 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Balding and fat middle-aged man says obvious, cliché things. Yipee. Oh gee, being married sucks? I have never heard that before. Genius.


People tell jokes about common experiences? THE HELL YOU SAY.
 
2012-07-28 06:18:11 PM
I wish they would just call it "Louie C.K.".
I missed the first few episodes because I thought it was that piece of sh*t show that starred Louie Anderson.
 
2012-07-28 06:25:05 PM
The last two episodes were crap, unfortunately.
 
2012-07-28 06:25:35 PM
Wow, you people have no taste. The Parker Posey episodes were farking genius. She needs to get more work.
 
2012-07-28 06:28:33 PM

Pincy: I really want to like the show but I just haven't been able to get into it. To me, it's sort of like Seinfeld but without the laughs


It's sort of the anti-Seinfeld. Seinfeld was a funny show with unfunny standup. This is an unfunny show with funny standup.
 
2012-07-28 06:32:15 PM
I love the stand-up portions of the show, but a lot of the other stuff just makes me cringe.


Vangor: Louie has been great except for the Miami episode. Nothing wrong with the Miami episode itself, just within Louie this was strange.


That was one of the cringiest yet. The scene with him and the lifeguard in the bar? Ugh. Is it really that hard to say "I'm not gay, I just dig hanging out with you"?
 
2012-07-28 06:36:54 PM

Relatively Obscure: Quantum Apostrophe: Balding and fat middle-aged man says obvious, cliché things. Yipee. Oh gee, being married sucks? I have never heard that before. Genius.

People tell jokes about common experiences? THE HELL YOU SAY.


So what's so special about Louis?
 
2012-07-28 06:43:51 PM

Mugato: It's sort of the anti-Seinfeld. Seinfeld was a funny show with unfunny standup. This is an unfunny show with funny standup.


Yeah, I'll buy that.

I may get in trouble here, but I prefer his acting and writing over his stand-up. There has been some amazingly touching scenes on Louie. But, I agree, it's not a funny "ha ha" kind of show. So, I guess it's a dramedy?
I started watching about a month ago on Netflix going in thinking it was a sitcom, and it took me a few episodes to get into the vibe of that program.
 
2012-07-28 07:00:47 PM

Trocadero: Wow, you people have no taste. The Parker Posey episodes were farking genius. She needs to get more work.


Her character does not belong in the Louieverse
 
2012-07-28 07:28:11 PM
Wohoo.
 
2012-07-28 07:32:20 PM

DarkLancelot: Pincy: I really want to like the show but I just haven't been able to get into it. To me, it's sort of like Seinfeld but without the laughs. There doesn't seem to be much point to most of them. Which is fine, Seinfeld never usually had points either. But you tuned into Seinfeld to laugh. Without the laughter why do I want to watch a pointless show?

This. I've tried so many times but I think it's too dark to be funny because I don't see the funny but I'm overwhelmed by the dark.


Thirded. I enjoy a lot of his standup, but this show just seems like a Curb Your Enthusiasm ripoff. Larry David with kids.
 
2012-07-28 07:33:42 PM
Louie is like Fark; Seinfeld is like Reddit
 
2012-07-28 07:35:39 PM
I think the show is genius nice you accept it's not a comedy. Parts are funny, but I think Louis is genuinely trying to show the stranger parts of how folks act or are expected to act. The episodes all have so much heart its hard to not like them. The Miami episode was perfect in my opinion and is probably my favorite one.
 
2012-07-28 07:37:09 PM

Sir Digby: I think the show is genius nice you accept it's not a comedy. Parts are funny, but I think Louis is genuinely trying to show the stranger parts of how folks act or are expected to act. The episodes all have so much heart its hard to not like them. The Miami episode was perfect in my opinion and is probably my favorite one.


Once, nice, whatever. Damn autocorrect
 
2012-07-28 07:39:26 PM

Trocadero: Wow, you people have no taste. The Parker Posey episodes were farking genius. She needs to get more work.


This man is correct
 
2012-07-28 07:46:51 PM
There've been a couple episodes that I might have been "meh" about, but none of those have been this season. Most of the time I'm floored by a new episode--especially these last two. Hail, Louis CK.
 
2012-07-28 07:57:43 PM
That is a farked up show. I can't belive some of the stuff that FX lets them get away with. Very funny.
 
2012-07-28 07:58:41 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Balding and fat middle-aged manFarker saysmakes obvious, cliché thingspost. Yipee. Oh gee, being marriedTFA or related story or individual sucks? I have never heard that before. Genius.

 
2012-07-28 08:04:44 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Balding and fat middle-aged man says obvious, cliché things. Yipee. Oh gee, being married sucks? I have never heard that before. Genius.


Louie is the antithesis of the formulaic sitcom. If you think that's what the show is then you've clearly never seen it.

Anyway the last 2 Parker Posey episodes were phenomenal. Maybe the best since Subway/Pamela. When she's sitting on the edge of the building there I was so sure it was going to go another way...
 
2012-07-28 08:06:44 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Relatively Obscure: Quantum Apostrophe: Balding and fat middle-aged man says obvious, cliché things. Yipee. Oh gee, being married sucks? I have never heard that before. Genius.

People tell jokes about common experiences? THE HELL YOU SAY.

So what's so special about Louis?


I don't know. I don't care if it's "special." I've seen a couple, and they were amusing. I'm just not stunned that many comedians use life experiences many people know as a basis for their humor. It's a bit tougher to relate to jokes that are alien to your entire world. But I guess they'd be special.
 
2012-07-28 08:17:03 PM
I thought the Season 3 premiere episode was particularly disturbing when I realized the chick he was breaking up with was Costner's daughter in "Field of Dreams."
 
2012-07-28 08:17:11 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Relatively Obscure: Quantum Apostrophe: Balding and fat middle-aged man says obvious, cliché things. Yipee. Oh gee, being married sucks? I have never heard that before. Genius.

People tell jokes about common experiences? THE HELL YOU SAY.

So what's so special about Louis?


It very honestly captures the little things in life. The small victories and little disappointments, moments of deep awkwardness along with small glimpses of beauty and grace. It's a show about nothing and everything at the same time.
 
2012-07-28 08:22:48 PM

darkedgefan: That is a farked up show. I can't belive some of the stuff that FX lets them get away with. Very funny.


Supposedly a big part of it is that he negotiated for nearly complete creative control in exchange for lower pay / a lower budget.

FX also supposedly has a comedy team that prefers nurturing cheaper shows so they can get shows that don't appeal to everybody but run a strong consistent/cult following. Archer's another good example - it wouldn't make it on a regular network at all.
 
2012-07-28 08:23:58 PM
Louie is much better once you realize that it's deliberately trying to be the anti-Seinfeld. Hell, he all but spelled it out in the episode that got him fired from the five-camera sitcom. The Parker Posey stuff was supposed to show what happens when what seems like a regular meet-cute turns into meeting a girl with legitimate emotional issues, the Melissa Leo/blind date bit pointed out how skewed our perceptions of aggressive men and women are, etc. It definitely isn't the easiest thing to get into, but having grown up on the stuff that he's skewering I think it's absolutely brilliant.
 
2012-07-28 08:28:42 PM
Awesome news.
 
2012-07-28 08:50:28 PM

Trocadero: Wow, you people have no taste. The Parker Posey episodes were farking genius. She needs to get more work.


I loved the first one, and his monologue asking her out was ingenious. I liked the second episode, but she seemed almost too much like the Manic Pixie Dream Girl character that has made up so much of her career. But because it is Louie, I had no idea where it was going next, so I was happy to go along for the ride.

Of this season, my favorite scene had to be the one in the car with Melissa Leo, which made me laugh so hard that I sharted, and at the same time I could unfortunately sympathize with Louie's situation.
 
2012-07-28 08:58:37 PM

Mugato: Pincy: I really want to like the show but I just haven't been able to get into it. To me, it's sort of like Seinfeld but without the laughs

It's sort of the anti-Seinfeld. Seinfeld was a funny show with unfunny standup. This is an unfunny show with funny standup.


Well, I'm not so sure I find the intermittent stand up that funny either unfortunately. If I laugh once that's a good night.
 
2012-07-28 09:16:58 PM
Also, the Dane Cook confrontation in season two (which was actually the same show as the shiatty sitcom bit) is one of the best/most surreal moments of TV ever, especially if you know the backstory.
 
2012-07-28 09:21:20 PM
Actually, the YouTube clip cuts off early- this has the full seven-odd minute scene about halfway down. NSFW language.
 
2012-07-28 10:03:59 PM
It's a well-done show -- at times riotously funny, at others poignant -- and I'm glad to see that others appreciate it.
 
2012-07-28 10:40:05 PM

Vangor: Louie has been great except for the Miami episode. Nothing wrong with the Miami episode itself, just within Louie this was strange.


I'm just saying.... not that there is anything wrong.... I'm just pshhh
 
2012-07-28 11:03:46 PM
Count me among those who can't get into this show. 1. I can't relate to NYC in any other way than living in a 300 square foot shiathole, riding shiat public transpo to my shiat job,eating top ramen and government cheese every damn day and watching broadcast tv every night cause I can't afford to leave my (sweltering in the summer/freezing in the winter and stifling all year long) apartment. 2. Other peoples kids, perhaps the most boring topic in the farking universe. 3. Stand up. If i'm not drunk off my ass at an actual club, I don't want to see/hear it.
 
2012-07-28 11:48:34 PM
I'm only caught up to the end of Season Two.

The Hallowe'en episode where his daughter dressed up in blackface to be Frederick Douglass because she really admires him was funny, awkward, cute, and heartwarming all at once, and probably is the thing that best epitomizes why I enjoy this show.
 
2012-07-29 12:03:26 AM
I'm three episodes into this season so far; last one I saw was the lifeguard one. The more and more I watch the show, the more and more I get the impression that Louie is trolling us all, Andy Kaufman style. I swear, I can actually hear him in the writing process saying, "fark it. Instead of doing what they always do on TV, let's just do nothing and end it with that."

...Of course, trolling is an art form.
 
2012-07-29 12:07:32 AM
I like how his kids are smart for their ages, but aren't annoyingly precocious or bratty. May be the best child actors on TV.
 
2012-07-29 12:18:17 AM

pjlawrence81: I like how his kids are smart for their ages, but aren't annoyingly precocious or bratty. May be the best child actors on TV.


I like how he talks about how they're such assholes. He actually called one of his kids an asshole (during his stand-up). Loved it.
 
2012-07-29 12:31:24 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Balding and fat middle-aged man says obvious, cliché things. Yipee. Oh gee, being married sucks? I have never heard that before. Genius.


Totally. I like your insightful commentary on the human condition much better. You have really take the time to diesect and look deep into the psyche of our collective minds all the while making us laugh. Thank you for giving us so much to think about. Now feel free to finish off that bag of Funyons and jerk off one more time before going back to sleep.
 
2012-07-29 12:32:01 AM
I've seen a lot of extra commas lately on Fark, it's true.
 
2012-07-29 01:16:26 AM
I'll start watching Louis C.K. when he changes the spelling of his first name to match the pronunciation, like he did with his last name.

/Hey, I'm petty.
 
2012-07-29 02:28:08 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Balding and fat middle-aged man says obvious, cliché things. Yipee. Oh gee, being married sucks? I have never heard that before. Genius.


...And that's how we know you're trolling without ever actually watched the show.
There's your problem: you've been watching reruns of "Life according to Jim".
 
2012-07-29 03:24:05 AM
Louie tearing apart the Manic Pixie Dream Girl concept last episode was farking great.
 
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