Really looking forward to this
Is Curb Your Enthusiasm ever coming back?
But he hasn't ruled it out. Think he'll go to ten seasons and stop it personally.
TWO A WEEK?! :D
If its true
I'm so excited that I wrote this for Nestor's site: http://t.co/TLSy7ggVAe
Did anyone get that email from him before it aired? Sounds interesting, there's gonna be much more of a continuous story arc after the first couple of episodes apparently.
The first was fine, wanted the scene in the sex shop to be longer though. Enjoyed the binmen at the start :')
But the second, oh my word, what an absolutely solid gold start to the series.
I hope the rest of the season maintains about this level of sadness/pathos/whatever - Louie's had the tendency to get a little miserable in the past. In no way does that make it 'bad' - just not always enjoyable to watch.
Jerry Seinfeld came off like a real piece of shit so kudos to him for not minding playing himself that way.
chickens are dumb made me laugh really hard
cracking first two episodes
I legit once elbowed an ex gf in the face after flinching due to tickling.
Whenever my boyfriend starts tickling me I do the standard IF YOU KEEP DOING THIS I CAN'T BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MY ACTIONS
I don't think I've ever properly hurt him but it has come close, very involuntarily.
It's an entirely involuntary reaction. I elbowed her right in the nose, gave her a nose bleed and was racked with guilt. She saw the funny side luckily but that scene last night was alarmingly familiar.
and also the poker thing being a bit lazy.
I always loved the fact that the first scene was so early in the series and when you watch it without having a grasp on what the show is it seems like the exact sort of scene that would go on to become a regular feature of a more traditional comedy show so it's a tad disappointing to see him return to it. It felt a lot less organic as well but I do think that's partly to do with giving Norton and Silverman so much time in it when both of them are pretty dreadful actors.
his youngest is a bit older now and she's less adorable. please say somebody else thought this so i don't feel weird.
^A lot more innocent than it probably looks
"He's a puppet and he's down there eating pussy, it's hysterical"
And the Beatles impression... :')
but ep4 was pretty good. one bit made me really laugh hard but i've forgotten what it was.
when he was eating the cake with the German (?) girl :)
Both great episodes I reckon.
You know you love someone when you share your innermost racism with them.
excruciating yet the perfect Louie scene. A sublime bit of writing.
was telling the girl about their "bang bang"
Louis CK is a quarter Hungarian (half American, and the remaining quarter is Mexican). The "CK" actually stands for "Szekely", which is Hungarian.
I had a girlfriend from Hungary. I've spent a lot of time there. The bit at the end made me all wistful and sad. Great episodes this week, though. Rarely out-and-out funny, but still strangely memorable.
yeah I know he's quarter Hungarian, I was just making a very lazy assumption. Thanks though!!
"hot guys flirt with me all the time, but guys like you won't because you're scared that maybe you should be with a girl like me"
fuckin rekt m8
Watched some of his stand up clips again about offensive words last night. The man is a bonafide genius.
I absolutely fucking love the man. The show is incredible, his stand-up is incredible, he interviews amazingly. I can't think of many things he's said which I don't wholeheartedly agree with. He's a fantastic explainer of things as well, the little understanding I have of how the financial crisis happened has come from hearing him talk about it. I wish I had a tenth of his eloquence.
perhaps that's just cos she was quite irritating?
other than that though, all good. Will the model / law suit storyline come back at some point? hoo noze.
Want to do a Bang Bang asap.
I genuinely think it's one of the most well-written and well-performed monologues I've seen.
What I meant to link to was this:
I agree with you entirely regarding 'so did the fat lady'…great writing. The avclub article is pretty good on this as well and also makes the comparison to the 'eddie' episode.
Haven't read the AV Club write-ups yet, will do though, ta.
What can I say, I fucking hate how he left things with Pamela and I felt really emotional when she appeared. And FUCK, when he went back into his apartment and smashed up the piano I nearly cried.
I want Louis CK to take me on a culinary tour of New York.
The violin scene :D
When the Hungarian woman pretended to shower and the way Louie was looking at her.
Great bit of philosophy from the doctor.
Just outstanding, both episodes.
i like how she left, refusing to let him romanticize their friendship. her showing up and being insufferable was tedious.
didn't really like these episodes.
(re: not liking the episodes)
Tbh maybe I'm past the point of being able to look at it objectively now...
It was left perfectly for the context of the show and it felt a bit too "normal show-ish" to have her come back at this point. Think that's probably been the most continuity heavy series of Louie episodes we've seen, felt a bit jarring to have him reference things that happened in previous unrelated episodes/seasons.
The violin bit was so good, he'd spent the entire triple-bill episode struggling to communicate properly with anyone and then his daughter and Aniya (sp?) just shared this perfect moment where they were both in total sync with each other and he's just left to clap like a doofus at the end.
according to the social board home page
where I accidentally replied with a link to my entire Dropbox.
but 20 years older
clearly you're talking about the young daughter, who does look like golum.
louie's luvverr with the silly-named son looks like lizzy caplan
last few episodes have been a bit of a dip, but the seinfeld episode was just amazing
First one: pretty average.
Second (Seinfeld) one: probably the best Louie episode so far.
Lots more story-arcs and actual continuity as I mentioned above.
Have laughed less at the last four episodes but I think they've been absolutely stunning TV. It feels like a really confident filmmaker at work doing completely new things with the concept of a TV comedy.
Really daring, confident, painfully-personal TV making. I can't wait to see the finale of this run of episodes next week.
The hurricane claiming the life of LeBron James (and the rest of the Miami Heat and 12 million other people) made me laugh a lot.
IS THAT EVEN REMOTELY POSSIBLE?!?!
No idea. Sorry.
1) I'll never, ever get Sky
2) They seem to not release 2 or 3 on DVD or online
I WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT WITH Y'ALL
I'm all in favour of trying to watch things legally but when everyone tries as hard as possible to prevent you from doing that just bite the bullet and download it.
Love Dr Bigelow. Didn't even realise it was Charles Grodin cos he was most famous aaages ago. Still v funny
Pamela Adlon = the voice of Bobby Hill, did anyone else know this
The end of the Elevator mini-series was amazing, must have cost a fortune. The guy shouting "I CAN'T HEAR YOU BECAUSE OF THE HURRICANE" was the most thematically important bit of the entire series.
Pissed myself at him preparing his hurricane survival kit and the news readers were on their best form "Fire officials say they died because the fire was too hot for their bodies" :D
And then that ending was as sweet and poignant as it gets, absolutely wonderful TV, the waiter wiping away the tears and the fact that even with a translator there will always be some elements between two human beings that don't have a translation/way-to-be-communicated.
And then shit got really dark. Really, really dark. Let's not beat around the bush, that was an attempted rape scene right? "Mitigation" coming from the fact that she goaded him with the "Why do you like it so much?" line and the fact that he might have thought she wanted him to take control properly. The scene the week before with Amia was a real bit of foreshadowing in hindsight.
The whole thing coming after that bit of stand-up was so, so important though. This eloquent explanation of why women have it so tough and how skewed society is in male favour followed by with the guy who said those things being that sexually aggressive seemed like a really dark counter to all the #NotAllMen nonsense flying around.
It then being followed up with Louie basically trying to keep his daughter safe from potential men that are just like him really hammered the point home. Was nicely summed up by the spitting dude turning the tables on Louie and accusing him of the very thing he'd just done.
Really looking forward to seeing the fallout of it in the final two parts though, the response could make or break the storyline given how high the stakes are now in terms of social-responsibility.
that scene with him coming onto Pamela was real uncomfortable. Can't help but feel the seriousness of the situation was slightly trivialized by that comment 'this would be rape if you weren't so stupid'. Really not sure what I'm supposed to be thinking at this point. Weird couple of episodes and the laughs are becoming increasingly few and far between.
What a dickhead.
Bit of a damp squib ending to an amazing season though. I got what he was going for in finally being able to actually communicate with a person and it felt good to have Pamela actually fleshed out as a proper human being a bit. There wasn't enough there to get by without the laughs in the same way the rest of the season managed though.
In The Woods was magnificent though, it was a story I'd been hoping he'd tell after hearing an interview with him years ago about how he'd stolen scales from his school and sold them to a dealer. The whole episode(s) had a wonderfully dreamlike/reminiscent quality to them and I absolutely loved the modern-day parallels.
That idea of parents gradually losing their kids to adolescence is something I find really interesting to watch but utterly heartbreaking with it.
it was the one where the old lady choked on a mento.
To me it's gone really flat since the first couple of very good episodes. Hardly any laughs, nothing particularly insightful and just a bit boring. Half the epsiode before the ad break centred around his odious comedian mate telling a shit story.
Saw the one with flashbacks of him as a kid smoking weed last night. It was like the Wonder Years without the laughs.
I have finally got round to watching this the last couple of weeks. Did three of the fuckers last night.
Could watch Louis doing any old shit and love it. Didn't really enjoy the bit where some cock plays him as a younger self though.
but due to being a bit drunk when I started it... it turns out that I watched episode ten first,then 2-9 and then realised I hadn't seen one! Did think the first (tenth) episode was a bit odd but couldn't quite remember what happened at the end of the last season.
What a willy!
*next week on Fox, law-abiding tv viewers.
very confusing. It was a punichment for my illegality (and I have Fox too!).
I might post it again in a year.
I can't wait a week!
oh me oh my
imagine only one episode a week!
You watch something, do some other stuff, then ~BAMMO! A week has passed and you're watching it again. Sometimes you have to use your memory to remember what had happened previously, but often it doesn't really matter!
and I will have 21 in a week but spread out evenly, three a day. In some ways it is better than having a week's worth of food in one sitting.
Its either Duckling, or the one where he tries to buy that 17 million dollar house. The scene with his accountant is just perfect!
the rich girls nose.
Was my cover photo for like a year
in the drive just waiting for them. Perfect.
the aliens bit at the start raised a chuckle...
the party bits didnt really hit me
the crying pregnant lady was just :S although the 'jizzed all over his face' was funny
by the end i wanted to kill the banjo player. that better not be a series long thing.
Felt like a really lazy episode
Even by the usual standards of the show the one I saw last night with the guy who used to date Louie's sister was painfully difficult to watch at times. I think many of us know people like that too.
will catch up
Last week's was incredible though (the one you're talking about). Up there with the best of them. So much bubbling under the surface about the nature of masculinity and that and Rappaport was amazing in the role. He only stepped in at the last minute as someone higher profile dropped out, would love to know who it was.
The opening of episode two is just fucking brilliant.
Been his most hit and miss season yet I think, while there hasn't been an episode that is actually bad or anything there's been less highs than in all the other previous ones (the one with the cop is up there with the best of them though)
Interesting that he didn't actually want to do a season this year but apparently had an idea whilst stoned that he didn't even go through with at the last possible minute which led to the shorter season being commissioned. Explains the slight drop off in quality I guess.
The untitled one with the nightmare sequences was more interesting that it was enjoyable. The rest of them all have had amazing moments but haven't quite held together properly (although the latest one was the first half of a two-parter so it might come together beautifully in the season finale)
All I was thinking through my tears was "oh my god, this is exactly what happens."
I'd agree largely with this I think as well.
they're only up a week and I usually forget. the one where Pamela Adlon makes him dress up like a women and then she dresses up like a trucker. Just, like, horrendously uncomfortable? One of those things where I wasn't really sure if I was supposed to be laughing...
I think Louie is one of those things where you have to watch a lot (or at least some) to get a feel for it. But yes, most is very very uncomfortable but hilarious and wonderful and very true, or something.
I found that episode a bit much as well, feels like a bit of a counterpart to the investigation of masculinity in Cop Show but I don't like that it happened with Pamela after that uncomfortable scene with her last season.
i should say, i've seen all of the first season and some of the second. it was a few years ago now but that bit was beyond almost anything i remember for sheer wtf darkness.