(Warning! My TV reviews tend to have spoilers…)
So Louie’s Late Show three-parter came to an end last week with the proper amount of expected surprise. Any regular viewer would know that Louie can’t get the job as host of The Late Show. It’s not because getting the job would be unrealistic, as Louis CK is happy to upset the applecart when it comes to viewer expectations of realism.
In a way, it would have been fun to see Louie get the gig just to follow how depressed and oppressed it would make him, week after week. Louie is an heir to Letterman in the sense of their perpetual dissatisfaction, although Louis has a sweetness that Letterman lacks. But no, The Late Show starring Louie would derail the story arc too much. Louie has to fail, but at its best Louie fails in a way that isn’t predictable. Louie fails in a fashion that makes us question.
Here’s my recap, mostly in pictures…
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