The Complete First Season

DVD - 2011
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As a newly divorced, well-meaning father raising two young daughters, Louie struggles to cope with his strenuous mid-life shake-up, and his stand-up comedy provides a gleefully warped reflection of his hectic, everyday reality. There are disastrous first dates, indecent proposals, high school bullies, booze-addled play dates--and more.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2011]
Edition: Blu-ray and DVD combo format
Copyright Date: ♭2011
Branch Call Number: DVD LOUIE Season 1
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (281 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in


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Aug 08, 2016

Like Louis C.K. juxtaposing his take no prisoner goofy nasty stand up comedy life with that of a divorced dad of 2 girls.

Oct 16, 2015

I love Louis CK, and this didn't disappoint.

May 26, 2015

What a great show.

Mar 17, 2015

Fantastic!! Blends Louie's irreverent comedy with slice-of-life realities. Why are we so interested? He writes from the heart with all our human foibles intact.

Feb 15, 2015

Boring!! Had to force myself to get all the way through the first episode. I'll give it one star.

May 19, 2014

This DVD is my first exposure to Louie C. K. I'd heard his name mentioned as being a very popular in stand-up, but I'd never actually seen him or his comedy. After watching Season 1 of "Louie", I can say he's definitely a highly skilled journeyman stand-up comic. And clearly a student of the art of comedy. His comic premise is to build tension -- at times to uncomfortable extremes -- and then releasing the tension with a joke. This is what he does throughout the episodes, and provided the viewer is able to excuse his earthy language, it more or less works on the comedy front. At times though his comedy technique goes too far and crosses the line, becoming contrived and manipulative, the plots simply a shell-game for the comic sorcerer. I've heard him described in media reports as the current "King of Comedy". I don't think so. Watching Season 1 was worthwhile, but I doubt I'll watch any of the later seasons. The "Pilot" episode, and the very last episode "Night Out" are the best of the lot. Reservedly recommended.

Gary Geiserman
Jan 12, 2013

Like Tom Brady, this guy at first seems like a Bumpkin, but after seeing the work (Tom), or listening for at least 2 minutes (Louie) you realise you are with a master. Sneakily experimental this half Mexican/half Hungarian Jew grew up in Newton, MA (via Mexico City) and made it big in NYC. ====== My favorite stuff concerns his mother and is long over-due on the arttistic scene. Almost NOBODY will do this/go there. Don’t under-estimate this guy; that huge forehead is where all the future-think is. ====== In this whole 1st season Louie does almost everything: writing, starring, editing. He’s a one-man creative dynamo. He says in a commentary that if he had more $ he would have good straight-ahead jazz (a la Coltrane) all over the soundtrack, but, could only afford a local guy or two. Can you imagine Trane and Louie running through Manhattan?.......... I also love that Todd Barry is around, but doesn't speak. I happen to love the way Todd speaks, so this kills me!

Jan 02, 2013

Been a fan of his stand-up act for over a decade. Lovable loser! It's a pretty good schtick, but how else would one feel if THEY were an "old", fat, balding, single father?

Nov 27, 2012

The first season of Louie features the stand-up comedy of Louie C. K. as well as scenes from his day to day life. Louie shares custody of his two daughters with his ex-wife and also tries to maintain some semblance of a social life. Louie's comedic take on his daughters, his social life and other topics are both funny and unorthodox.

Jun 22, 2012


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