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Horace and Pete 

TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | TV Series (2016)
Louis C.K.'s Eugene O'Neill-esque dramedic web series about two brothers, introverted Horace and mentally ill Pete, the current owners of their family's Irish bar "Horace and Pete's", and their dysfunctional family and friends.

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Series cast summary:
Louis C.K. ...  Horace 10 episodes, 2016
Steve Buscemi ...  Pete 10 episodes, 2016
Edie Falco ...  Sylvia 10 episodes, 2016
Steven Wright ...  Leon 10 episodes, 2016
Kurt Metzger ...  Kurt 10 episodes, 2016
Alan Alda ...  Uncle Pete 10 episodes, 2016
Jessica Lange ...  Marsha 10 episodes, 2016
Liza Treyger Liza Treyger ...  Melissa 5 episodes, 2016
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Louis C.K.'s Eugene O'Neill-esque dramedic web series about two brothers, introverted Horace and mentally ill Pete, the current owners of their family's Irish bar "Horace and Pete's", and their dysfunctional family and friends.

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Comedy | Drama

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USA

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English

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30 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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Horas i Pit See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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According to C.K., he was inspired to write the series after watching Play for Today: Abigail's Party (1977). See more »

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Pete: I said I have a good memory, not that I have good memories.
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If you're looking for a comedy, don't watch it. But if you're looking for a drama, don't watch it either!
6 February 2016 | by leonrd0See all my reviews

Horace and Pete is an outstanding art experiment. And - as cheap as it may sound - it stands out just because the main goal here is to portray life.

Let me explain. We are all so used to the genre-tagging way productions are put together, that few producers are bold enough to question this absurd system. Usually there will be a "comic relief" to a drama, or a dramatic turn in a comedy. So we can relate more to the story. It's just not enough.

"What is it? A comedy? Musical? Drama?". On the way Louie leads this project, the question "what is it?" shouldn't be automatically answered with a tag. Are you looking for a comedy? Don't watch it. But if you're looking for a drama, don't watch it either! In real life, mood is Gaussian. Most of the time it will be neutral: there will be that core gratefulness and anxiety mixed together. That's routine. Sadness and happiness will eventually alternate. Funniness doesn't come up like in a writers room. There's no 24/7 quote-boom-punchline-quote-boom-punchline. Also, no musical background will come up unless someone's actually playing it or hitting a button.

Obviously there's more into it, otherwise there would be no point on watching this; you could just kick back on a bar and see what happens. Here we have the guarantee we'll watch very interesting characters dealing with their daily struggle, exposing absurd features of social conventions and human behavior.

Louis C.K. is masterfully writing, directing and performing in this. We also have great performances from Alan Alda, Steve Buscemi, Edie Falco and others. That should be enough to just go and give it a try.

This is not our usual hacky Fordist sitcom. This is pure handcrafted art (and worths every penny).


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