Louie: Season 3 (2012)


Season 3

Critics Consensus

Louie continues its evolution as a show that deftly -- and bravely -- juggles comedy, philosophy, and raunch.



Critic Ratings: 22


Audience Score

User Ratings: 249
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Air date: Jun 28, 2012
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Air date: Aug 16, 2012
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Louie (Louie C.K.) continues to juggle life after divorce and raising his two daughters Lily (Hadley Delany) and Jane (Ursula Parker) in New York City in the third season of this sitcom. As he struggles with commitment and looks for love in all the wrong places, he also pursues the gig of a lifetime. Several actors and comedians guest star this season including Melissa Leo, Parker Posey, Robin Williams, Jay Leno, Gary Marshall, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Paul Rudd, Susan Sarandon and Amy Poehler.

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Critic Reviews for Louie Season 3

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (10)

The beauty and bravery of Louie is that he allows us to see him without that armor, as messy and needy as anybody else.

Sep 17, 2013 | Full Review…

Louie CK starts his new season the way he ended the last one: a little raunchy, a lot bewildered and a lot funny.

Jun 28, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

One of TV's better shows, comedy or drama, because this series often succeeds as both. (But beware, it's not for all viewers-- there's a lot of vulgarity here.)

Jun 28, 2012 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

This is a comedy that succeeds by pretty much ignoring any and all "Don't go there" dictums.

Jun 28, 2012 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

"Are you funny?" Tough question. Louis is, but Louie isn't, which is a matter of this season's risky and rewarding design

Jun 28, 2012 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Not hilarious, but it's good to have Louie back.

Jun 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Unlike nearly all TV comedies, it's driven not by the ritualistic rhythms of the gag, but by the rhythms of everyday reality.

May 17, 2018 | Full Review…

This was (while not the funniest), the best-directed, acted and most profound of the recent run, and we hope it bodes well for C.K. pushing the show into stranger territory in the second half of the season.

Jun 16, 2014 | Rating: A | Full Review…

The series remains smart and thought-provoking but it's also quite funny.

Jun 28, 2012 | Full Review…

There can be no doubt that Louie is the best comedy on television.

Jun 28, 2012 | Full Review…

This masterful character study of a midlife comedian's melancholy misadventures is pretty marvelous.

Jun 28, 2012 | Full Review…

Bizarre, inventive, and bold.

Jun 28, 2012 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Louie: Season 3

  • Oct 05, 2017
    (all seasons) A one of a kind endeavor combining C.K.'s stand-up routines with a variety of short incidents and recurring threads that range from hilarious to awkward and from the very real to the deliberately surreal. Although some characters and incidents leave a weird aftertaste, most of them strike as very inspired. C.K. can be enjoyably crass one moment and startlingly sensitive or even artsy the next and this unexpected symbiosis of extremes (and a lot in between) renders "Louie" a very poignant affair.
  • Mar 09, 2017
    'Louie' comes into its own in season three with comedy, guest stars and an arch. Who knew Louie CK could act?
  • May 30, 2016
    Easily became one of my favorite shows of all time. There is something in it that drew me in and it's not the superficial comedic purpose behind it, although not that superficial. It manages to be philosophical and is daring with its subtle questions. Very insightful and inspiring and emotional. I can't believe this show is helping go through a tough time. Fucking good shit right there.
  • Jun 25, 2015
    This season is awesome... many guest start... the episode with Robin Williams and the finale scene in it was :'( though the episode was great... young Louie C.K Wow time was,'t good for him :p Sarah Silverman, we get to see Chris Rock and Jerry Sienfield... the show cast his wife and Amy Poehler as his sister... the last couple of episode was :( I don't see him as host, David Latterman finally quit but it's Steven Colbert :p not Sienfield :p It wasn't the funniest season... It's just Louie 9/10
  • Feb 06, 2015
    More hilarious observations and gentle jabs at modern life, but this time with a genuine darkness
  • Jun 15, 2014
    It isn't as brilliant as the second season, and some of the storylines feel weak compared to others, but this season still has more hits than misses.
  • Apr 01, 2014
    One of the best, most creative, original and fascinating shows ever made
  • Feb 17, 2014
    Not quite as phenomenal as the second season (not like most seasons of TV would be), but the show churns out winner after winner again this year. Hopefully David Lynch and Louis C.K. will work together again in the future.
  • Feb 12, 2014
    Woody Allen meets Ricky Gervais in the best way possible
  • Dec 08, 2013
    The newest season of Louie made it the smartest show on television. Full stop.

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