'Late Show' finds its guy ... is it 'Louie'?
September 21st, 2012
12:08 PM ET

'Late Show' finds its guy ... is it 'Louie'?

[This post contains spoilers for the September 20 episode of FX's "Louie."]

Thursday night’s “Louie” concluded the three-part “Late Show” arc, and like all great comedians, Louis C.K. has expert timing.

So it came as no surprise that his deliberate pacing over the past two episodes built to a payoff that was as inspiring as it was tragic.

At the episode’s start, Louie seemed fully dedicated to replacing David Letterman. He continued his determined quest to lose weight, and resumed his training with Jack Dall. He explained he wasn’t a "3, 2, 1, funny" kind of comedian.

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'Louie' fails to watch his back
September 14th, 2012
12:00 PM ET

'Louie' fails to watch his back

Thursday's “Louie” continued the storyline that began in the last episode, when Louie found out he was on the short list to replace David Letterman as host of the “Late Show.”

With the opportunity all comedians dream of dangling in front of him, Louie realized he’d have to work to get the job.

But first, he tried to bail. He lamented to his ex-wife Janet that the job would take too much time away from their daughters. She agreed, “Yes, you’ll see them a lot less. But that’s because you’ll have. A job.”

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'Louie' and his 'Late Night' dreams
August 31st, 2012
12:34 PM ET

'Louie' and his 'Late Night' dreams

[This post contains spoilers for the August 30 episode of FX's "Louie."]

On the latest episode of “Louie,” the beleaguered comedian headed to Los Angeles. And as with so many saucer-eyed starlets before him, opportunity came knocking.

This episode defied Louie’s expectations as well as ours, replacing the usual intro with an acoustic ditty playing over a static shot of Hollywood’s famed Improv theater.

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'Louie' and the hunt for Tape Recorder
August 24th, 2012
12:11 PM ET

'Louie' and the hunt for Tape Recorder

[This post contains spoilers for the August 23 episode of FX's "Louie."]

On Thursday night's “Louie,” our sad sack hero searched for a pair of complicated women.

Louie couldn’t stop dreaming about Liz, i.e. Tape Recorder, the enigmatic woman who took him on a strange but enlightening date earlier in the season. He went to the bookstore to find her.

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Dealing with daddy issues on 'Louie'
August 17th, 2012
12:41 PM ET

Dealing with daddy issues on 'Louie'

On last night’s episode, Louie finally confronted his father. Or rather, his daddy issues.

Father is the one role Louie always seems comfortable in: He doesn’t hesitate to tell Jane to stop playing the violin and start her homework. Even when she protests, “But it’s beautiful.” (Is there anything Ursula Parker can’t do?)

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'Louie' reconciles with Marc Maron - again
August 10th, 2012
12:35 PM ET

'Louie' reconciles with Marc Maron - again

On Thursday night’s “Louie,” the title character reconnected with an old friend and with a bizarre former acquaintance.

When Dolores approached Louie outside their children’s school, a flashback reminded us of their sexual encounter last season. (Dolores begged to be spanked, then collapsed sobbing.)

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