Horace and Pete: Season 1 (2016)


Season 1
Horace and Pete

Critics 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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Critic Ratings: 26

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User Ratings: 335
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Episodes

1
Air date: Jan 30, 2016
2
Air date: Feb 6, 2016
3
Air date: Feb 13, 2016
4
Air date: Feb 20, 2016
5
Air date: Feb 27, 2016
6
Air date: Mar 5, 2016
7
Air date: Mar 12, 2016
8
Air date: Mar 19, 2016
9
Air date: Mar 26, 2016
10
Air date: Apr 2, 2016

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Critic Reviews for Horace and Pete Season 1

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (16)

"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.

Nov 26, 2019 | Full Review…
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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.

Feb 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.

Feb 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.

Feb 5, 2016 | Full Review…
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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.

Feb 2, 2016 | Full Review…

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.

Feb 2, 2016 | Full Review…

Alda, Falco, and Buscemi are powerhouse dramatic actors, and C.K. makes a good reactive foil to them.

Feb 1, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Let me say here that I have no idea whether Horace and Pete is good or bad.

Aug 28, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

Sep 26, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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.

Jul 13, 2016 | Full Review…

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.

Feb 1, 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.

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

Audience Reviews for Horace and Pete: Season 1

  • Jul 23, 2019
    CK 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, 2018
    Amazing. Truly groundbreaking work
  • Dec 25, 2017
    Its 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, 2017
    Funny, sad & depressing
  • Aug 18, 2017
    Horace 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, 2017
    This 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!!
  • Mar 06, 2017
    Horace and Pete... is fantastic.
  • Jan 29, 2017
    Ovo mi je vjerovatno najbolja i najteza serija zadnjih 10 godina.
  • Jan 16, 2017
    Dark and somewhat depressing, but interesting and well acted with a stellar cast. I paid $30 for the series but I would've preferred to pay less.
  • Dec 25, 2016
    Very well written, extremely well acted. Uncomfortable moments that force you to think.

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