Stray Observations:
Liz dies a very Manic Pixie Dream Girl death: dramatically, unexpectedly and very young.
Amy Poehler has now played Louis C.K.’s girlfriend and his sister. That’s kind of weird. 
Do yourselves a favor and check out Todd VanDerWerff’s For Our Consideration about Louie.It’s great.
This is a particularly well-directed episode. There’s such loving attention to detail and care in every shot.
It makes me profoundly happy to know we have at least one more season of Louie to look forward to. Though, I understand that in a strange, ironic turn of events, FX has fired Louis C.K. as show-runner and replaced him with Dan Harmon   

Stray Observations:

  • Liz dies a very Manic Pixie Dream Girl death: dramatically, unexpectedly and very young.
  • Amy Poehler has now played Louis C.K.’s girlfriend and his sister. That’s kind of weird. 
  • Do yourselves a favor and check out Todd VanDerWerff’s For Our Consideration about Louie.It’s great.
  • This is a particularly well-directed episode. There’s such loving attention to detail and care in every shot.
  • It makes me profoundly happy to know we have at least one more season of Louie to look forward to. Though, I understand that in a strange, ironic turn of events, FX has fired Louis C.K. as show-runner and replaced him with Dan Harmon   
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theavc:


There’s really been nothing else like it in the history of television, and it seems likely that as the decades roll on, more and more shows will be influenced by its blend of cynical comedy and genuine pathos, as well as its deeply personal worldview. Because the show is so cheap to produce, other networks are already looking into replicating it in a way that will hopefully garner larger ratings. (HBO already has a somewhat successful comedy highly influenced by Louie in Girls.) Nobody would argue that there aren’t other good comedies on television, but when series creator, writer, director, and star Louis C.K. lost the Emmy for Outstanding Actor In A Comedy Series to Jon Cryer Sunday night, it was somewhat similar to James Gandolfini losing to Dennis Franz or James Spader back in the day: The two shows felt like they occupied entirely different television universes.

This article explaining why Louie is the next stage in the evolution of the sitcom is worth a read, if you’re looking for something thoughtful and well-written.

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theavc:

There’s really been nothing else like it in the history of television, and it seems likely that as the decades roll on, more and more shows will be influenced by its blend of cynical comedy and genuine pathos, as well as its deeply personal worldview. Because the show is so cheap to produce, other networks are already looking into replicating it in a way that will hopefully garner larger ratings. (HBO already has a somewhat successful comedy highly influenced by Louie in Girls.) Nobody would argue that there aren’t other good comedies on television, but when series creator, writer, director, and star Louis C.K. lost the Emmy for Outstanding Actor In A Comedy Series to Jon Cryer Sunday night, it was somewhat similar to James Gandolfini losing to Dennis Franz or James Spader back in the day: The two shows felt like they occupied entirely different television universes.

This article explaining why Louie is the next stage in the evolution of the sitcom is worth a read, if you’re looking for something thoughtful and well-written.

yes.

I know that being a woman in New York must be hard because it’s basically disappointing maybe, that you try to be nice to men as human beings and then they respond by just torpedoing towards your vagina… and I want you to know that I’m aware that you’re young and beautiful and I’m not either of those of things. And I - part of me knows that as soon as my lips stop moving you’re gonna say ‘no’ but I - please think of the fact that it’s low risk what I’m asking. You just come out with me for a drink and even if you got up and left in the middle of the one drink, I wouldn’t hold it against you. So, just make a judgment based on that if nothing horrible would happen if you came out with me… I think you’re so attractive. I’m attracted to you because you’re nice, and you’re a descent person. And those are - and there’re other reasons you probably want people to be attracted to you. And also, you’re horribly cute, I mean you’re cute as hell and I - I grow on people, on women, when they get - some time goes by and you get past the bald head and the - I sweat a lot and I’m lumpy. I’ve run out of things to say, can you just say, tell me now if it’s gonna work?
Louis CK