Archive of ‘Louie’ category

Louie: Marijuana and Manhood and the Awkward Sads

Fun fact of the Day: According to Grantland, Danny the Bully is played by Oscar Wahlberg, son of Robert Wahlberg, which makes him the nephew of Marky Mark. After watching 90 minute “In the Woods” episode 11 & 12 of Louie, my friend commented that it lacks Louie’s trademark surrealism, but it is essentially an…

Louie: Todd Barry and Consent

It’s been over a week since I’ve watched Louie episode Elevator Part 5 (season 4 episode 8), and all I can think about is how squicky the sex scene made me feel on a number of levels. Slant Magazine writes: So when Amia comes the night before she’s set to leave to say goodbye, Louie…

Louie and His Women

Elevator Part 4 has a notable lack of male characters; it’s solely dedicated to his interactions with the fairer sex from his new lady love, Amia, his daughters, Lily and Jane, his ex-wife, Janet, and to his wonky psychologist/ counselor. While, Amia is still present, it’s his ex-wife and the ongoing problems with Jane that…

Louie: The Elevator Part 3 is a Dud

I usually write my reviews within twenty-four hours of watching a show, and it’s been almost a week since I saw Elevator Part 3. It has not held up to the test of time; I remember laughing and cringing, but overall it wasn’t especially memorable. Honestly, I have nothing to say about this episode. It…

Louie Gets Schooled in Elevator Part 2

Elevator Part 2 opens with a lovely scene of Louie at a grocery store. Like many of the places he visits, it is probably famous. No, he’s not doing a home style version of a Bang Bang, but creating an over the top gift basket to woo a new lady love. His daughter Jane’s suspension…

Louie the IV: Good Parent, Okay Neighbor

How many times have we seen a parent berate a child, and shook our heads in judgment? Louie CK had a hilarious bit about it a few years ago and he puts the blame solely on this child. In this episode, he becomes that scary, angry parent and a woman actually calls him out on…

Louie is The Bad Guy in “So Did The Fat Lady”

If you’re reading this you’ve probably discovered the infamous monologue Vanessa (Sarah Baker) delivers at the end of the episode. She doesn’t cry or scream, but her words fly like bursts of ninja stars with lulls for Louie and the audience to squirm. In the background, skinny people exercise. This makes it just about the…

Louie’s “Model” Models How to Lose Heroically

I heard quite a few spoilers before I sat down to watch this episode, including creepy parallels with Woody Allen, so I was expecting to be filled with female outrage when Louie jetted off with a pretty young thing (Yvonne Strahovski). But I wasn’t. I really enjoyed how “Model” captures Louie’s optimism in the face…

Louie Season 4 is “Back”

I watch Louie like I watch horror movies. At the conclusion of each episode I breathe a heady breath of relief, thank goodness the intersections between my life and Louie CK’s fictionalized account are few and far between. It is cathartic, even though I watch each thirty minute segment in a ball of nerves and…