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Louie

The Complete First Season
(DVD - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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From the uproariously unrestrained mind of comedian Louis C.K. comes the year's most outrageously original comedy! 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.
Title: Louie
The complete first season
[videorecording]
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2011
Edition: Blu-ray and DVD combo format
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (281 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Release date: Jun. 21, 2011
Side A is Blu-ray; side B is DVD
Contents: Pilot
Poker/Divorce
Dr. Ben/Nick
So old/Play date
Travel day/South
Heckler/Cop movie
Double date/Mom
Dog pound
Bully
Dentist/Tarese
God
Gym
Night out
Performers: Louis C. K., Matthew Broderick, Ricky Gervais.
Summary: From the uproariously unrestrained mind of comedian Louis C.K. comes the year's most outrageously original comedy! 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.
System Details: Blu-ray disc, region A, AVC @ 32 MBPS, 50GB dual layer, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; requires a Blu-ray player
DVD, NTSC, region 1, dual layer, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation
Blu-ray disc, region A, AVC @ 32 MBPS, 50GB dual layer, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; requires a Blu-ray player
DVD, NTSC, region 1, dual layer, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation
Blu-ray disc, region A, AVC @ 32 MBPS, 50GB dual layer, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; requires a Blu-ray player
DVD, NTSC, region 1, dual layer, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation
Other Language: (Blu-ray): English (5.1 DTS-HD); Spanish and French subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
(DVD): English (5.1 Dolby Digital); Spanish and French subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing; closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Comedians Drama Stand-up comedy Drama Divorced people Drama Fathers and daughters Drama Cómicos Teatro. bidex Divorciados Teatro. bidex Padre e hija Teatro. bidex
Genre/Form: Television comedies
Television series
Fiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Comedy television programs
Topical Term: Comedians
Stand-up comedy
Divorced people
Fathers and daughters
Cómicos
Divorciados
Padre e hija
Alternate Title: Louie (Television program)
Publisher No: 2275104
Branch Call Number: DVD TV L
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May 19, 2014
  • LibraryUser53 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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.

Jan 12, 2013
  • Gary Geiserman rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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
  • veganboy rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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?

Dec 22, 2012
  • docjnsuss rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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
  • cdawn rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

EPIC!

Dec 31, 2011
  • janet515 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

brilliant

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