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Lucky Louie - The Complete First Season
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Get lucky with Lucky Louie - the "comedy with an adult twist." Louis C.K. stars as Louie, a part-time mechanic of a muffler shop, who spends most of his time at home taking care of his four-year-old daughter, Lucy, while his wife, Kim, the real breadwinner, works as a full-time nurse.]]>
"Lucky" Louie (Louis C.K.) is a stay-at-home dad who works part-time at a muffler shop. His wife, Kim (Pamela Adlon), is the breadwinner of the household, but her meager wages can barely provide them with a run-down apartment in a bad neighborhood. Louie has the moral support of his friends Mike (Mike Hagerty, Friends) and Rich (Jim Norton), who provide some of the show's funniest and most disgusting moments. To only make things more inappropriate, Louie is constantly trying to cultivate a relationship with his African American neighbor Walter (Jerry Minor)--only because he is dying to have a black friend. This very adult sitcom takes a refreshing step back from the regular "one-hour conflict resolution" depiction of family, and instead suggests that healthy relationships are full of constant discord. C.K. and Adlon, who build off each other superbly, give an honest love-hate portrayal of marriage and parenting. For those who enjoy listening to NPR and the most vulgar of stand up comedy, this show is sure to please. --Jordan Thompson
- 12 episodes from the first season on 2 discs
- Exclusive, unaired episode 13: "Clowntime is Over"
- Four commentaries with Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon, Jim Norton, Rick Shapiro, and executive producer Mike Royce
- "A Week in the Life of Lucky Louie" featurette: a behind-the-scenes look including cast and crews interviews and backstage footage
Top Customer Reviews
Half an hour later, I'd been laughing for nearly half an hour. This is a FUNNY show. Yes, there is a lot of profanity; yes, there are some uncomfortable bits involving how inadvertently racist the main character is. But so what? It's nothing compared to "Deadwood," I assure you of that.
There's nothing here that's exactly groundbreaking or revolutionary; it's really a very normal sitcom in the vein of something you might have seen in the late '70s to mid-'80s. The plots are typical of that genre. But the characters talk like real people (or at least like real people I know; maybe you don't know people like this, but I certainly do), and they kind of act like real people, too. At least, Louie and Kim do; the other characters fall more in the vein of the typical wacky sitcom character. They're kind of like potty-mouthed Kramers.
Somehow, for me, what all this adds up to is a VERY loving portrayal of a marriage. Louie is constantly doing something incredibly boneheaded to make his wife, Kim, slackjawed with astonishment. The specifics may well be flights of fancy, but the reactions seem very genuine. This, to me, FEELS like a real married couple. They don't necessarily like each other very much, but they definitely love each other. That may sound like a contradiction, but you may change your mind after watching these DVDs.
The actig is generally strong. Louis C.K.Read more ›
Also, what's all this talk about james norton? What's going on??
In "Discipline", Louie and Kim are faced with the dilemma of how to discipline their child. It's not an easy situation and it's not resolved by the end of the episode, though by that point you know enough about the characters to understand that they are going to keep trying to teach their kid how to behave properly. That, to me, is realistic parenting - a combination of resolve, frustration and pragmatism.
Such a great show and such a shame it ended too soon.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great show!!! Louis CK is brilliant. Shame that the show got cancelledPublished 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
Check out Pamela Adlon. The whole crew is amazing. Especially that crazy Jim Norton.Published 14 days ago by Burt Silverman
One of the best shows ever. If you like Louis C. K., and honest and straightforward comedy, you have to see this one. Too bad it has only one season.Published 1 month ago by Bojan
My step dad loves this show. I had to teach him how to use the DVD player though :PPublished 3 months ago by ConfusedKitten
Funny entertainment, I laughed out loud. Not meant for kids viewing.Published 3 months ago by Judith
Really a shame that HBO passed up on this show. So much potential. To me 'Lucky Louie' is the modern day version of 'the Honeymooners' but instead of Gleason's acerbic meltdowns... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Sgo