After going through all the necessary steps to train for being the host of the Late Show, he gets bad news when he hears that Jerry Seinfeld has already been chosen. But still after getting this news, he gets a hint to keep going and to go ahead and do his first audition show. Written by
Some of these episodes and scenes seem like they are part of a dream, though some actually are. They are abstract acts to demonstrate a feelings or beliefs of the character. Characters behave oddly and say things that usually is reserved for thought. Louis seems to be addressing taboos in our society ranging from fat women, failure, masturbation, age, etc. Some of the scenes get to be very uncomfortable to watch and this is where I think Louis feels the most comfortable. Maybe he just wants to be different in his show, but if that is the case, he needs not be as this show is not only unique, I think the later seasons are some of the best shows put on the air and be studied in later years. Yes, some shows can be preachy, but they are not overbearing. This is not South Park which likes to shove it down your throat at the end of a funny episode, Louis does it with finesse. Sometimes you wonder is that really him or is it just what he wrote. I think the Late Show episodes are intriguing examination into how we seek the failures, what success means and where we get our drive. I am memorized by the series and to have this season end with "New Year 's Eve" episode, which again is a sensitive look into loneliness, self-pity and its draining life power, which to most might be invisible.
This is the kind of show you walk away reflecting on rather than having that Hollywood formulaic feel you get from most which leave you emptier than before. There is nothing pretentious about Louis and in this entertainment world of special effects and good looking celebrities leading the box office, Louis stands tall with all his weaknesses to bear and letting us see his wounds as he works on healing them. He might single handedly veer us in a direction that most shows have failed to do and when a movie does such as "The Birdman", which actually seems very much musically and stylistically like the late show episodes. At the end of Paul Newman's 1961 movie, The Hustler", when he is about to play the game of his life, his character turns to a man and says "Get on me, Bert. I can't lose". This is one such moment too, get on and watch this show, Louis can't lose. He has paid his dues and it's his time to shine with a bright light for the rest of us to see some truths in our own lives.
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