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Horace and Pete: Season 1 (2016)

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Critic Consensus: Horace and Pete creator Louis C.K. uses his signature blend of awkward humor -- and brilliant performances from a top-notch cast -- to pull off an engagingly ambitious experiment in TV tragicomedy.

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Tv Season Info

Two proprietors of a run-down Brooklyn bar try to overcome various obstacles.

Cast

Louis C.K.
as Horace Wittel VIII
Steve Buscemi
as Pete Wittel
Edie Falco
as Sylvia Wittel
Alan Alda
as Uncle Pete
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Critic Reviews for Horace and Pete: Season 1

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (13)

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.

February 2, 2016 | Full Review…

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.

February 1, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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.

February 1, 2016 | Full Review…
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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.

February 5, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

February 2, 2016 | Full Review…

It is clear that C.K. is fascinated with the idea of bending expectations and pushing the boundaries of television in the process.

October 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

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