TV Show Reviews
review by Suzanne
Thursdays 10:30pm on FX
FX sends me DVD's of their shows every season. I like
some of them. I don't like a lot of their sitcoms; they're
not usually funny to me. To me, to be a comedy show, you
need to be funny most of the time, or I won't bother
watching. Louie is one of the few exceptions. Sure, it could
definitely be funnier. However, it's a lot like life, which
has some random funny moments but is mostly not funny. It's
serious sometimes, it's quirky or weird other times, and
sometimes it's funny.
The show is about Louie, a comedian, so it's loosely
based on his life. However, in real life, he's not
such a loser or filled with anger. This season,
however, is lighter and not as much of a downer as past
seasons. Also, it is funnier, and more importantly, less
boring. Last season there were some episodes where I just
ended up fast-forwarding through parts of it because they
were just boring with no words or anything, let alone jokes.
So far I have not seen any episodes like that. They seem to
do a better job of editing now.
In the first episode, Louie and his girlfriend break up,
and he gets a motorcycle. It's a quirky look at how people
can make decisions (or not make them), based on their fears.
In fact, I would say most of this season is about Louie's
fears. In the second episode, one of Louie's friends sets
him up with this woman, played magnificently by Melissa Leo.
The punchline at the end is priceless.
In the third episode, Louie goes to Miami and meets this
really handsome guy who shows him the "real" Miami. It has
the world's most awkward conversation (that part I did have
to fast-forward over; I can't take too much "awkward", I'm
afraid). We just visited Miami this last weekend, and I
enjoyed it. It's a great city. I'm sure we didn't see any of
the "real" parts but had a good time, anyway.
In the fourth and fifth episode, Louie starts looking for
a girlfriend and finds one in a bookstore. She is real kooky
but interesting. Not fake kooky like in some of the sitcoms
you see, but a real person. Interesting but kind of scary. I
know people like that! That's what I love about this
show. It's very real. It captures the best and worst parts
of life, and sometimes it makes you laugh.
Check it out!
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