'Louie' - 'Moving': A man's home is his castle

Of the season 2 episodes I've seen so far, I think "Moving" was my favorite, because it manages to squeeze so many of the things I love about "Louie" into a single story. 

The plot itself - in which Louie tries to find a new apartment because his daughters still think of the current one as the place where he and his ex lived - is fairly simple. But it's larded with both the usual amounts of Louis C.K.'s self-loathing (here he's represented as a man who somehow only has $7,000 in his bank account) and his view of New York City as simultaneously a surreal hellpit (exemplified by the elderly immigrant's weird apartment) and a fantasyland (the luxurious townhouse once occupied by Lenny Bruce). Very basic stuff - Louie wants to find a new place to live, can't find a place he both likes and can afford, and eventually resorts to just repainting the old place with the girls - but sharp and sweet and silly in that very "Louie" way. 

And by keeping things simple, we were able to check in on some of the show's recurring characters, as Todd Barry made a case for why he should have been included in "The Aristocrats," while Pamela Adlon was her usual no-bullshit self with Louie. (Though if she had seen the homeless man get abducted and replaced, she might have been a bit more sympathetic to Louie's desire to flee.)  Read More...



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