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The life of Louis CK, a divorced comedian with two kids living in New York.

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 Louie (61 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Lilly (32 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Jane (30 episodes, 2010-2015)
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Louie is a stand-up comedian and divorced father of two girls. This series follows him through his everyday life, as he meets various characters, struggles with his love life and pursues humor. Written by Anonymous

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Misery loves comedy. (season 3)

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Before casting David Lynch, Louis C.K. considered Ben Gazzara, Jerry Lewis, Woody Allen, Al Pacino, Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola for the role. Once his mind reached Lynch, CK was certain he was right for the role. See more »


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A promising start to quite possibly a great show.
30 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was watching Rescue Me tonight, and I saw the previews of this show. I didn't know if it was old or new. I later checked on the cable box and saw it was new. I gave it a shot, and I was a bit surprised that there might be another great show on TV.

While I am not going to sit here and say this is the next Seinfeld, it had certain feelings to it, like the stand up comedy part in the start and the end. But "Louie" seems more edgier and more explicit than Seinfeld's method of 'beating around the bush' of what they want to say due to restrictions. The jokes I would say are more like Curb Your Enthusiasm.

I will not try to spoil much for those who haven't seen it, but the show is basically about a middle-aged man who has two children, both girls, and recently split up with his wife. He is a stand up comedian for a living, and while off the job -- he is looking for a rebound for his break up with his wife. His character symbolizes Larry David's to a degree, although I don't see his good will like Larry shows time to time, yet he's still a very sympathetic character and one who is easy to get behind.

I love the comparisons to Seinfeld and CYE, because I think they are both excellent shows, thus I hope this show can use that type of formula but also be able to come up with some innovative and compelling ideas on its own. It's already did its main job with me: making me want to see it again. I am looking forward to see if this show becomes something epic or something that epic fails.

Worth checking out, especially if you're a Seinfeld and/or CYE fan.


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