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"Horace And Pete" is a signal to other performers. In a digital world, they can bring the right project directly to the people with quality and immediacy.
It's a comedy, mostly, sort of, but a comedy that aims to capture the shifting tones of real life, the pathos and the existential aches as much as the laughter and the absurdities.
Horace and Pete is quiet and intimate when it's at its best, but in so many ways it feels like indulgence. And that's fine.
Gentle awkwardness quickly spirals into full-blown tragicomedy. If the first episode is any indication, Horace and Pete is the next great show to get obsessed over-and Louis did it on his own.
This is an artist with a great deal of clout... - and he's using that cultural currency to challenge himself. It's worth a return visit to see where Horace and Pete will go from here.
It's dark. It's so dark, and random, and devoid of any humor, and out-of-the-blue surreal on a Twin Peaks level, and you know what? I laughed.
It is clear that C.K. is fascinated with the idea of bending expectations and pushing the boundaries of television in the process.
Let me say here that I have no idea whether Horace and Pete is good or bad.
Louis CK is one of the greatest thinkers of this age. The genius is at work. Let's take a leap of faith and observe. We could be in the middle of something special.
This Web series written and directed by C.K. might be one of the most original offerings on TV right now. Once you get into it, it is utterly absorbing.
It feels more like theater than television has anytime since the fabled 1950s, though an extended political debate attempts to nail it as up-to-the-minute. It's also an opportunity to watch great actors at play.
Audience Reviews for Horace and Pete: Season 1
Jun 29, 2020Unbelievable. It is a filmed stage play...and every character is intriguing and gives a terrific performance.
Jun 05, 2020Honestly this was the worst show I've seen in years. It's a cesspool of dark energy at all times. The ups are so low and the lows are Joker-level rock-bottom at times; it's empty-void-of-the-human-soul kinda stuff and I don't recommend it for anyone. This is what trauma-based programming looks like, in case anyone was unsure what that term is getting at. This show projects the complete instability of all forms of family--violence, substance abuse, betrayal, parental abandonment. It is not relatable, only in the way that it re-traumatizes through broadcasting the trauma again. And the show itself...horrible acting--Uncle Pete is convincing albeit linear--and characters that make us feel bad to watch. Like, I would never hang out with any of these people and would leave immediately. Louis CK has a sick energy about him, talented or not. It's real and is not part of his acting. You can see it too. The show also is trying to manipulate us. It plays both sides of the identity politics card, not exploring the sides but oversimplifying the great divide in this country. There is a much bigger discussion that needs to be had. This show is diversion. Buscemi...why did you say yes to this? Shameful.
Feb 27, 2020I didn't like the show. It was just really depressing and sad to me. I wouldn't even call it dark humor because it was just dark.
Jan 24, 2020Louis CK in one of his most interesting attempt to entertain people. Drama mixed with subtle comedy. It is more theatre than tv, but it never feels too long or boring: every episode finds its way to get your attention. Great performances from the whole cast.
Jul 23, 2019CK and Buscemi is not the family you'd want but it is the one you've got and the one you can't stop conversing with. Horace And Pete CK's love letter to Eugene O'Neill follows a non-pretentious arthouse system. And no, I am not concluding it on the basis of its marketing technique, but the broadminded shallowness of the ideology it refers to. If the theme in Louis CK, the creator's, play dissects the inside of prejudiced abhorrent beings, he is also not obsessed on pursuing you to change or whip you with its content, on the other hand. His project isn't ambiguous or vague, if anything it is the most complete story told in its entirety to serve nothing but the purpose that it evidently wants you to eradicate from your thinking. The livelihood that it depicts is the punishment to the unfair activities that these fellows bring upon themselves and onto others. CK doesn't compromise the quality of the show by steering it towards preaching-to-the-choir tone. Just like his stand up material, a lot of the thinking is left up to you. This personal project of his shows enormous amount of enthusiasm on not caring on the views or opinions that its by product will have. And those politically incorrect views are the distraction unlike the material we have been bombarded with in the last few years. That crispiness, the humorisc debates, the goofiness is a celebratory distraction to what's going on or goes on in a bar. The real drama lies in the silence pitched on the screen that observes the physicality of these character in contrast to the surrounding they are in. The stillness that CK has captured is impeccable, so rarely do you get to see these calm and sweet moments choreographed and danced. Horace And Pete is a drama that is ahead of its time, just served us as a teaser to what should and could be our future, both in the real world and this two dimensional screen that we have been naming as "the idiot box".
Jan 14, 2018Amazing. Truly groundbreaking work
Dec 25, 2017Its a shame with everything that has come out about Louie C.K but the story telling in this show is masterful, please give it a watch.
Sep 08, 2017Funny, sad & depressing
Aug 18, 2017Horace and Pete is unlike any show I have ever seen. Going back and watching it for the second time I only find more and more to strengthen the fact that Louis CK is one of the best writers of the 21st century. Everything from the humour, to the drama, to the acting to Paul Simon's fantastic snippets of music is masterful. I would recommend to anyone looking for a pensive one of a kind experience.
Apr 04, 2017This outstanding gem has got to be one of the best TV shows I've ever had that pleasure to enjoy. It's like watching a theatre piece from your couch and It's like nothing you've seen before. Pure genius!!