NNWIJ: Louie (2010-?)

Creator: Louis C.K.

Notable Cast: Louis C.K. and a slew of other comedians

Rating: TV-MA

Review:  Like Louis C.K.’s stand up?  Hope so, because that’s all this show is.  Louie honestly is written more as a drama by Louis, but he describes it as just happening to be funny.  And I can’t argue there.  The episode flip flops between Louis C.K. performing stand up comedy and then switching to Louis going about his daily life.  The clips are all references to the jokes he’s telling in the episode, so you can see exactly where he’s going with each sketch.  Also, if you’re a C.K. fan, you’ll recognize a lot of the jokes and it will be fun to see Louis act them out with the rest of the cast.  It is extremely dry humor though.  Watching the first episode of him on a date actually made me cringe as I was laughing.  Ever watch something to horrendously awkward you have to change the channel because you feel awkward yourself?  Well, Louie is full of those moments, which is where a lot of the humor comes from.  I seriously almost turned my TV off during the date scene.  Leaving it on was all to worth it though.  But, if you don’t find Louis C.K. funny, you are going to absolutely hate this show and think it’s the dumbest program ever.  It’s all about your preference.  Personally, I love C.K.’s stand up and think this show is a total hit.  The entire first season is available on Watch Instantly, which is about 13 episode long.  Plenty of time to waste if you need a new TV show to get into, and I can only hope a season 2 is coming.

Netflix Rating: 4/5

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About Matt Donato

I love all things film. I'll watch any genre, any actor, at any time. This whole film critic thing is a passionate hobby for now which I'm balancing with working in the business world, but hey, someday, who knows?
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