C.K. on C.K.

“Louie” isn’t just great, it’s playing at a level right now that nothing else on TV is, not even “Breaking Bad.” It’s equal parts funny, affecting and heartbreaking, literally every time out. And I agree with this Chuck Klosterman essay for Grantland:

Whats so distinctly compelling about this season of Louie is how everyone seems to collectively realize that what C.K. is doing is not only cool, but also authentically artful and unnaturally profound. Theres no debate over its value because theres no contradictory position to take. Its not polarizing in any important way: If youre watching this show, you intuitively know it’s fantastic (and substantially unlike the way fantastic TV typically is).

I also appreciated that the first of last night’s two episodes was made possibly entirely by Christine O’Donnell’s Senate race, and was in fact the best piece of comedy (out of many) that came out of that.


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