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Written by Dan Mintz
Directed by Andrew D. Weyman
Aired on August 20th, 2006 on HBO
Too often, Lucky Louie has come across as a great concept with poor execution. The idea of one of the funniest living comedians showing the contemporary relevance of a seemingly dated storytelling style by featuring modern language and topics of conversation is the sort of of thing which, hypothetically, I’d be very much on board with. Unfortunately, Louis C.K. too often forgets to update the attitudes associated with the form, leaving Lucky Louie often feeling like an ugly excuse to retread perspectives that television should’ve left behind long ago.
This is brought up as a way to discuss the cold open of “Louie Quits,” which has a promising start but eventually succumbs to the same problems which have been dragging down the series from the first episode. »
- Max Bledstein
As the status and influence of social media stars and online video celebrities increases (by way of New York Times Bestselling books, sold-out international tours, retail clothing and makeup lines, presidential interviews, primetime television shows, #1 iTunes movie sellers, and innumerable branded entertainment deals), so to have the size of their teams. In your normal, everyday entertainment news cycle it’s not uncommon to read about an individual who gained incredible popularity online build out his or her entourage by joining a YouTube multi-channel network, signing with a major Hollywood talent agency, or having another member of his or her crew broker a high-profile deal. But that wasn’t always the case.
Before entire new media entities devoted to talent management existed and MCNs became de facto managers for the talent behind the channels within their networks, there were a handful of prescient independent managers who saw an opportunity in digital. »
- Joshua Cohen
2 items from 2015
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