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    I see I'm not the only one disappointed with Louie this season. A comedy show that isn't even trying to be funny isn't going to be around very long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    Did not care for last week's Louie. I know many of you are fond of the Frenchy/absurdist slant lately but it's just too much. Ok, we get it. Every woman in New York is borderline mentally unstable. Enough already. Want to make something difficult funny? How about Louie has a date with a semi-healthy woman. And the second story about oh yeah, his kid disappearing...dreadfully unfunny. Hey, let's make...what??? Humor???? out of every parents worst nightmare. Just cruel for cruels sake.
    Man, I LOVE this season of Louie. I'll admit that last week's episode wasn't the strongest, but its still very much in his wheelhouse.

    CK's comedy has moved squarely into the middle-aged everyman. Some of its funny, some of it isn't - life at this age (I'm turning 40 in November) has more of its share of those moments where you realize just how different things are than they were at 30 or even 35. Not all of it is comical, and a lot of those moments of self-realization are actually like getting your soul's nuts stepped on.

    This year he has gone away from looking only for the comedy in those situations and is playing it in a more ballsy, open manner. That he couldn't find Liz isn't the story - that Sevigny had an orgasm isn't the story. The kookiness of those characters is a reflection on the way he relates to women as he gets older. He can't understand them - he neer could, has less and less energy to put towards women, and is finding himself more prone to settle for those desperate experiences that he would have walked right past when he was younger and had more options. It's all metaphor for leaving youth and settling into middle age.

    Nobody tells you just how crappy it is to get to this age. His kids being on the show more now is used to show that anchor to responsibility that you just don't have when you are younger, or that you try and escape from in your mid 30's. He's taking hummers from old ladies, willing to accept a freaking weirdo, all just to grasp some last hold on the things of his youth.

    This season - his kids, his weight, his motorcycle, the strange women - it's all about the last stages of the fight before you throw in the towel, realizing that aging is inevitable. It's agonizing and depressing at times, but it is very real, and you just don't see anything like this in episodic television. I'm thrilled that he is doing what he wants to do - he writes, directs and edits his own show, and I am completely on board with what he is doing. It's not in as comedic a light as it was before, but the moments this year are just so recognizable, even if they are absurd by design. I don't see it as an homage to French New Wave Cinema as much as a natural progression of the character he has been working on over the last decade. And I don't think it is going to end all that well either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mondo Blando View Post
    Man, I LOVE this season of Louie. I'll admit that last week's episode wasn't the strongest, but its still very much in his wheelhouse.

    CK's comedy has moved squarely into the middle-aged everyman. Some of its funny, some of it isn't - life at this age (I'm turning 40 in November) has more of its share of those moments where you realize just how different things are than they were at 30 or even 35. Not all of it is comical, and a lot of those moments of self-realization are actually like getting your soul's nuts stepped on.

    This year he has gone away from looking only for the comedy in those situations and is playing it in a more ballsy, open manner. That he couldn't find Liz isn't the story - that Sevigny had an orgasm isn't the story. The kookiness of those characters is a reflection on the way he relates to women as he gets older. He can't understand them - he neer could, has less and less energy to put towards women, and is finding himself more prone to settle for those desperate experiences that he would have walked right past when he was younger and had more options. It's all metaphor for leaving youth and settling into middle age.

    Nobody tells you just how crappy it is to get to this age. His kids being on the show more now is used to show that anchor to responsibility that you just don't have when you are younger, or that you try and escape from in your mid 30's. He's taking hummers from old ladies, willing to accept a freaking weirdo, all just to grasp some last hold on the things of his youth.

    This season - his kids, his weight, his motorcycle, the strange women - it's all about the last stages of the fight before you throw in the towel, realizing that aging is inevitable. It's agonizing and depressing at times, but it is very real, and you just don't see anything like this in episodic television. I'm thrilled that he is doing what he wants to do - he writes, directs and edits his own show, and I am completely on board with what he is doing. It's not in as comedic a light as it was before, but the moments this year are just so recognizable, even if they are absurd by design. I don't see it as an homage to French New Wave Cinema as much as a natural progression of the character he has been working on over the last decade. And I don't think it is going to end all that well either.
    I get all that and was actually waiting for you to weigh in...but don't be an apologist. I have enjoyed the season so far, for what it's worth. But that episode was pretentious and fairly redundant. And the half with the kids was just ugly. I don't mind a challenge but everything he has been trying to do up to this point...well that episode was an insult to it. C'mon, anyone remember season 1(?) when the Sheriff wanted a kiss? I know this show is different. But that last episode was a hard fail. I expect better from him. And I cannot stand Chloe Sevigney.

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    Charlie Sheens Anger Management gets 90 more episodes from FX

    Meh. It's not unwatchable. It doesn't really belong on Fx but I guess they could use some dumbed down programming to boost ratings just like any other network. I will eventually stop watching this...once the demon Sheen releases his hold on my soul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post

    I'd prefer another season but this works too. On a side note Laura Allen must be bad luck. She was the wife in Awake and that got cancelled after one season as well It a shame because she is smoking hot.

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    New Entertainment Weekly had a pretty spoiler heavy(seemingly) story regarding some of the horrors of season 2. Sounds pretty groovy.


    SPOILERS



    horrors include medical experimentation with a possbly Nazi doc, Blood face(the sanitarium's BOOGEN) and aliens. Coulkd be good...could be wacky

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    Just re-watched the last couple episodes of AHS, cant wait to see how this season goes.
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