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Louie Season 2

Louie

Tue Apr 16, 10.30-11pm, Fox

By Gabriel Tate
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Series two, episode one
And we’re straight into season two, format heroically unchanged and highlights generally still coming during the stand-up segments. This opener peaks early, as Louis CK’s initial rhapsodising about his kids rapidly and inevitably descends into how and why he’d kill them. After all, his youngest did tell him she loved his ex-wife more.

His heavily pregnant older sister Gretchen then drops by for a visit, resulting in a disappointingly crass and predictable pay-off that mostly serves to underline the higher standards to which we hold this show. For those who were lucky enough to catch him at the O2 or the Hammersmith Apollo, it’s a fleetingly impressive reminder of his talents.
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