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Lucky Louie - The Complete First Season (2007)

Louis C.K.  |  NR |  DVD
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  • Actors: Louis C.K.
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: Unknown
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: HBO Studios
  • DVD Release Date: January 30, 2007
  • Run Time: 320 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000KF0DFM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,087 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Lucky Louie - The Complete First Season" on IMDb

Special Features

  • 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

Editorial Reviews

Take the regular ingredients for a run-of-the-mill TV sitcom: an overweight and unattractive husband, a wife that seems way out of his league, their adorable but bratty child, and some whimsical neighbors. Add in the plethora of expletives folks have come to expect from HBO television, some occasional male nudity, and terribly raunchy one-liners. Mix those up with a live studio audience, cheap sets, and an overall low budget look, and Lucky Louie is what comes out. That being said--the show is intelligent and hilarious.

"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

Product Description

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.

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69 of 75 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very funny series, cancelled too soon November 19, 2006
"Lucky Louie" got a whole sackful of lousy reviews when it premiered on HBO, and most of them seemed to take issue with how crass the show's tone was. Since I had just recently subscribed to HBO and was determined to watch ALL of their typically excellent original programming, I decided that I would watch the first episode, despite the bad 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.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WARNING: THIS SHOW IS HILARIOUS December 19, 2006
By Plato
Lucky Louie is unlike any show that I can think of that combines extremely crass language and behavior with shockingly witty writing and superb acting by the entire cast. I don't know who the brainiac at HBO is who (a) marketed, and (b) decided to cancel, this show but he's the one who should be cancelled. This show has cult classic written all over it. Who knows, maybe HBO will pull a Family Guy.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
While the only thing those two have in common is HBO's backing, I loved both of them. Lucky Louie was great mainly because it wasn't like any other show out there. Most of it was basically Louie C.K.'s stand up being acted out, but it was very funny. In order to enjoy it you had to understand that alot of it makes fun of the standard format a sitcom has while talking about subjects that most can't or don't. Like most shows it was only getting better with as each episode aired. I hope the between the dvd release, the re-airing on HBO next month, and the save louie petition ( which i know you ca access through jim norton's myspace account) that HBO will see it made a mistake and just like fox with family guy, bring the show back to the viewers who loved it so much.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic show! January 17, 2007
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This was a refreshing show. Very raw/raunchy humor. I loved it! Jim Norton is amazingly hilarious as usual. I was laughing though every show. Why did HBO cancel simething so great? :(

Also, what's all this talk about james norton? What's going on??
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you don't like this...You must be offended by humor. December 28, 2006
This show has to be the most original sitcom ever made. It contains "real" conversations that "real" people would have. Most people have never heard of Louie C.K., but little do you know that you have probably laughed at many things he wrote, whether it was on The Conan O' Brian Show, Saturday Night Live, The Late Show With David Letterman, or The Chris Rock Show. He is also an acclaimed Stand Up comedian, Director, and Producer. It is sad HBO didn't sign the show to a second season, but at least some people were lucky to watch this gem. Lucky Louie started right after Dane Cook's Tourgasm, and after 3 episodes of both, I wasn't really interested in Tourgasm any more. I recommended this show to several people, who all started to watch every week and loved it. Despite the lack of budget the show had, which you could tell by the stage sets, the character's and the dialogue carried you past noticing anymore. I highly recommend this box set. You will not regret it. I honestly can't believe someone calling themselves a writer/filmmaker has never heard of Louie C.K.!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Lucky Louis was the best comedy show HBO had going, and they are fools for not picking this up for a second season. I guess they really don't care what the people paying for their service want to see. Like Steve from Yellowstone said, "That's terrible, I'm sorry" when he heard the show was cancelled. As an older gentleman, my cluster of skin tags were quivering with anger when I found out about HBO's foolish decision.

To all: Please buy this DVD, fire up a nice java log, and crinkle the night away to the sound of your own laughter..(followed by your tears of shame)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Frank is frowning January 31, 2007
Why in the world would HBO cancel this? This show hit the nail right on the head. What is HBO thinking? The actor that played that chinless meaty breasted friend Rich has a definite future in the business. Does anyone know anything about that li'l fella?

Crinkle crinkle...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars funny man
Published 7 days ago by Doumor99
1.0 out of 5 stars Not good, but funny in spots
Not good,but funny in spots. Poorly presented.
Published 19 days ago by alvin c. dufour
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this show !!
Published 1 month ago by Debbi
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great birthday present for my husband. We both enjoyed it. We're sorry there was only one season.
Published 1 month ago by Annie S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good
Anything Louis C.K. does is 5 stars in my book. Lucky Louie was too good for the audiences that seem to only want canned laughter and flashy sets. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Carolyn Dee
1.0 out of 5 stars Someone tell 'CK' that he's not funny!
Nothing new or clever about this guy 'Louie'. HBO spent thousands on the ad campaign alone for his 'racous standup special.'
He isn't funny. At all. Read more
Published 2 months ago by metalhead Ted
5.0 out of 5 stars If u like Louie Ck u'll love this show
Hilarious !!! If u like Louie Ck u'll love this show. If u never heard of him u'll still love it!! I can't believe this seris only lasted one season. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Michael C.
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE LOVE LOVE LUCKY LOUIE
LOVE LOVE LOVE LUCKY LOUIE! Don't really like the way he speaks about his girls sometimes but he's honest in his feelings - just wish he would use different language in describing... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Diana Oberlies
4.0 out of 5 stars Very funny and kind of low life stuff ... like the new Honeymoooners...
Very funny and kind of low life stuff
... like a modern day new and improved Honeymoooners
... Louie CK is like Jackie Gleason
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Published 2 months ago by BruceK
5.0 out of 5 stars Always Love Louis CK
Also love his equally brilliant co-star Pamela Albon, who co-wrote and co-directed some episodes of this sweet and nutty series. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Maury D. Sharp
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