Crude, rude, and offensive, “Louis” garners critical acclaim
“The darkness and light of ‘Louie’” By Matthew Gilbert Boston Sunday Globe (June 8, 2014) Letter to the Editor:
atthew Gilbert’s incisive reviews are always a pleasure to read, and they have led to my discovery of many first-rate shows. His latest review of “Louie,” however, ("The darkness and light of 'Louie,'" SundayArts, June 8) neglects to point out to readers that the program helps set a new standard for vulgarity in TV viewing. Louis C.K. seems to be following too closely in the footsteps of George Carlin. C.K.'s provocative scripts are peppered with cringe-worthy obscenities. As a result, I cannot recommend this otherwise noteworthy program to my family and friends. For me it remains a secret indulgence. I keep praying that C.K. stops asking “How low can we go” but, rather, starts asking “Can we take the higher ground and still work magic?”
The TV program, "Louie," which has gathered critical acclaim, may be ground-breaking, but it is also crude, rude, and offensive.