michael-garcia - April 25, 2016
Louis C.K's revolutionary show Louie is quite simply one of the best shows on TV. He plays a fictionalized version of himself as a middle-aged comedian and single father who tries to make his way in New York City. The show is at the same time very funny and tragic. Some episodes aren't funny at all but instead show that Louis C.K. really has a knack for the dramatic. I'm also a big fan of silent films. I studied them at film school and respect the ability to tell a story without using words. The above video from the AV Club reedits Louie into a silent film and it is a testament to Louis' visual storytelling that it totally works.
His show is also a pretty good representation of what life in modern NYC is like. I've lived here for 11 years and the scene with the cabs has happened to me. I mean, not that extreme but close.
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