Max is graduating from high school. Max and Sam negotiate the graduation party. Max is excited to have Dad come in to take her to graduation. The morning after, Max wonders why Sam didn't get her a ...
It's good, yet I don't really feel like watching more
Watching the pilot, I could see Louis C.K.'s effect all over it from the first scene, in which the main character explains to a glaring bench-mate exactly why her daughter is crying. It's exactly the sort of funny, thoughtful scene that made me like Louis from the moment I saw him in Lucky Louis.
While he's behind the scenes here, he seems to have found a comedy soulmate in Pamela Adlon, who plays an actress who specializes in cartoon voices (just like Adlon) and has three daughters.
I liked this series. I found it amusing, and smart, just like Louis C.K.'s current series, Louis. And you know what? I don't watch Louis. I saw a few episodes, they're smart and honest and reasonably funny, but I just never feel like watching it.
I think (and the kinda-interesting Horace and Pete is evidence of this) that Louis C.K. is someone who found telling jokes was a way to say what he wanted to say, and while he started out with Lucky Louis and his standup being extremely funny, more and more that's given way to just trying to be wise and profound and thoughtful (what I think of as Woody Allen Syndrome). I admire what Louis and Pamela are aiming for here, and I think the show is fairly successful at being what it is, but I just don't connect with it.
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