Louie Season 2

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  1. jilter

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    Just saw this in my DVR. Guess the new season has begun. I fell asleep, but can't wait to watch it when I can. Did anyone catch it last night?
    I loved watching the first season on Netflix. Too short in my opinion.
     
  2. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

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    Last night was pretty funny.

    The sick sister story wasn't great (other than the neighbors), but the parenthood parts resonnated with me.

    I like Louie.
     
  3. Ment

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    Was the sick sister story even realistic. Gas pains = ER trip? Louie isn't going to be on anyones emergency call list.

    Not a strong start compared to how last season ended but i'll keep watching.
     
  4. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I really enjoy this show, although I'm with drew in that I liked the stuff about the kids much more than the stuff with the sister.

    Is this going to be the discussion thread for this season of the show? If so, we probably ought to change the thread title so people don't come in here and then complain that there are spoilers about the episode.
     
  5. jschuur

    jschuur TV-holic, improving

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    I think the season got off to a rough start. I don't mind Louie's brand of of beat and highly unusual humor, but the scene with the sister was just too draw out and there were generally not enough laughs in the season opener for me.
     
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    Brushing my daughters teeth this morning she asked, "why are you laughing daddy". She's 5, and yes loved the the parents moments (especially the part about the swimming pool and taking care of her safety).

    I thought the closing bit about making new friends was funny too.
     
  7. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Did your daughter tell you she loved her mommy more than you? ;)
     
  8. rahnbo

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    Most definitely. I once thought I was having a heart attack. It was the greatest pain I had ever felt in my chest. I had all the symptoms of a heart attack in that I suddenly felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest, I could hardly breathe, and had extreme pain in my left arm. I was in such shock I didn't do anything for about a minute and couldn't even call out to my family. I got to the phone and with it in my hand and started to dial 9-1-1 when I let out the largest super belch you could possibly imagine which immediately alleviated all the symptoms. Just gas. It was so comical I literally fell to the floor in laughter (and relief I guess). Wouldn't have been so funny if I had to pay an EMS and hospital bill for...gas. Also, one time my father-in-law arrived from a 10 hour trip thinking he ruptured something in his abdomen and was about to go to the hospital. He looked really pale. Thinking back to my "heart attack" experience I suggested it could be gas but if wanted to go to the ER it was up to him. He dropped an antacid which worked and saved another ER trip.

    So I can see where something as simple as gas would lead to an ER visit. I didn't really like this scene however even though the rest of the show was great. This scene was just annoying and not funny. The part with his daughter dressing him down about fairness and his comedy routine concerning not killing them was hilarious.
     
  9. fmowry

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    I didn't think it was a great first episode but I thought the same last year and that year got better with each episode. Here's to hoping this year is the same.
     
  10. jilter

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    I am so bad at this, can someone straighten me out.
    I know this is going to expose me for the dumb person I am, but for the longest time when people talked about "spoilers" in a thread - I thought it referred to the phrasing that is blocked out and revealed when it is clicked on.

    Recently I realized spoilers refers to a person revealing parts of the show in their posts.

    If someone can point me to the recommended protocol for starting a thread,
    I will try to read it and follow that protocol to the best of my ability.

    I do think it is too late to change the title of this thread however - sorry.
     
  11. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

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    Sure, it's easy to find: go back to the Now Playing thread listing (i.e., Now Playing - TV Show Talk)

    Look at the sticky threads that are always at the top: the fourth one down is "Rules for Posting to the TV Talk Area". Them's the rules!

    You can ask the moderators to change the title of a thread. Or you can start a new thread.
     
  12. hapdrastic

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    The opening scene when he flipped the bird was great!
     
  14. pmyers

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    That totally had me rolling! (I think I've done that myself! lol)
     
  15. wouldworker

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    I give my kids the finger behind their backs all the time. You have to do something to alleviate the stress since you can't hit them anymore.
     
  16. pmyers

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    works great for the wife too! lol
     
  17. Ment

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    the char Louis CK has some messed up relationships..now that's some kinky sex! :)
     
  18. Bob Coxner

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    Spank me daddy!
     
  19. sharkster

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    That was one of the best eps of TDS lately. Louis had Jon laughing so hard.
     
  20. JerryLBell

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    The more I watch Louie, the more I'm amazed by it. It's one of the bravest, funniest, saddest, strangest, best shows on TV, perhaps ever.

    A few episodes ago, Louie was acting in a situation comedy and ended up berating the director, the lead actress and the audience for accepting such lame, false, manipulative and completely un-funny writing. Flipping channels a couple of days later, I caught a couple of minutes of "Hanna Montana" that was a complete and perfect example of what he was railing against.

    A recent episode had a very attactive, devoutly religious lady campaigning against masturbation while Louie went on as an advocate of it. With any other show, the lady would end up in the sack with Louie, be caught masturbating or somehow shown up as a hypocrite. By the end of the show, she was shown as still holding on to her beliefs and being true to herself. Louie ended up, well, being Louie.

    Another episode had Louie claiming in his act that he had no bravery for adversity and would kill himself if his life wasn't perfect. A former friend stopped in and caught up with Louie, primarily to say goodbye before committing suicide because his life was such a total failure. Any other show, and Louie would have somehow managed to talk him out of it. Louie tried, saw the futility of it and, letting the guy know he wasn't in favor of it, still let him go and went home as his reason for living (his daughters) would be there in the morning, still depending on him. Was it funny? No. Was it amazing television? Absolutely.

    With another episode, Louie had Dane Cook on and they argued about the alleged theft of Louie's material by Dane. They both had their say and neither convinced the other. Both had valid points of view. Why would Dane go on the show to not totally vindicate himself and why would Louie have him on if not to vindidate himself? Because in real life, not all conflicts get easily resolved. It's real. And it was done pretty amusingly.

    Louie C.K. mentioned in an interview that the show doesn't pay a ton for the work he does (he writes, directs and stars in it) but it gives him TOTAL control over it and that makes it worthwhile. I can only hope that other networks will support other artists (and he's proving to me that he is an artist) this way.

    I also found it ridiculously funny in the masturbation episode that Louie, with all the explicit and twisted porn that can be found on the internet, chose as a fantasy a fully-clothed image of "Hot Lips Houlihan" from the old M*A*S*H series. As Woody Allen once said, "Pornography is in the groin of the beholder."
     

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