Louie: Season 4 (2014)


Season 4

Critics Consensus

Thanks to Louis C.K.'s unique brand of awkward, brutally honest humor, Louie remains one of the best written and most relatable comedies on television.



Critic Ratings: 42


Audience Score

User Ratings: 370
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Air date: May 5, 2014
Air date: May 5, 2014
Air date: May 12, 2014
Air date: May 12, 2014
Air date: May 19, 2014
Air date: May 19, 2014
Air date: May 26, 2014
Air date: May 26, 2014
Air date: Jun 2, 2014
Air date: Jun 2, 2014
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In the fourth series of this funny and thoughtful sitcom, Louie (Louie C.K.) explores the dating world like never before. Starting with a one-night stand with a model, Louie's misadventures in love go on to include a sympathy date with an overweight woman, a fling with a foreigner, and a potentially serious relationship with an old friend. Along the way, enormous chunks of Louie's backstory are revealed. Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, Jeremy Renner, Edward Burns and Dave Attell all make memorable appearances in Series 4.

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Critic Reviews for Louie Season 4

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (23)

The best thing about Louis C.K.'s stand-up is its precision.

May 5, 2014 | Full Review…

The new season of Louie was worth the wait.

May 5, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Louie is television's best half-hour drama. It's also one of the best comedies, when it still wants to be, which isn't all that often.

May 5, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The humor is often obscure. The flavor ranges from silly to heartbreaking, crazy to profound. The Emmy-winning show's unpredictability is part of the charm.

May 5, 2014 | Full Review…

Back for its fourth season, Louie continues to be TV's finest oddity.

May 5, 2014 | Full Review…

The first four episodes of Season 4 are a little weak downstairs while still remaining at or near the top of the TV comedy class.

May 1, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Well worth the wait, the new season of Louie finds the multi-talented performer returning to form with thoughtful and funny television that's ambition is unmatched by any other sitcom.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Both latter installments of the "Pamela" series are especially cathartic and sweet, as we see a series-long culmination of two characters...

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

All other shows, thanks for coming out. There's nothing else on TV like Louie.

Jun 1, 2018 | Full Review…

All in all, the Louie season 4 premiere felt remarkably strong and is a solid comeback for this wonderful series.

May 6, 2014 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

[Louie's] moved beyond simple cringe humor to something more interesting, harnessing the rhythms of real life, with all its ill-timed incidents and unexpected punch lines, to tell short stories that surprise in a way television almost never does.

May 5, 2014 | Full Review…

Embracing with raw, unsettling honesty the random absurdities that regularly befall this urban dweller, Louie brilliantly mines the all-too-human comedy of anxiety, insecurity and disappointment - in himself and others.

May 5, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Louie: Season 4

  • 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 12, 2016
    If I want a dark dramedy I watch other show... I loved season 1, 2 & 3. What the hell happened?
  • Jun 27, 2015
    This is the fourth season, so its 4 years since it all started, by now after all the missy stuff that happened this season, I had to search for the real family, I kindda accepted what was on, I didn't have to do so the past season but this time... :/ For me this was the worst so far, some plot got extended, far too long for its worth, an episode about a hurricane another about drugs and why!!! and The 6 part Hungarian elevator -_- It was O.K at the end of the season with Pamela :) for guest star we got Seinfeld again and Jeremy Renner and the beautiful <3 <3 Yvonne Strahovski <3 <3 and I flipped when he hit her :p this was early in the season, I hold it against him :p :p :p Anyways, this is my least favorite of the four, but still a great show :) I'll give it an 8/10... to Season 5 .
  • May 17, 2015
    A tremendous step away from what you'd expect in a season of Louie. The series' first real attempt at telling a story. Not an amazing one, but heartfelt and honest.
  • Mar 22, 2015
    There's less laugh out loud moments and more introspection this season, but The last two episodes may restore your faith in humanity
  • Oct 12, 2014
    Louie mixes the every day with the surreal, he asks us to look closer at society and people through the eyes of his experiences within the context of ny city, in doing so the surreal becomes normalised and reflect how society really is, his characters tend to be lonely looking for love,the show man who cracks jokes on stage is a mask CK wears and when of the stage he becomes an observer in the way, amazed at the situations he finds himself in
  • Oct 08, 2014
    Amazing and over the head inventive. This is genius work of art in television medium.
  • Jul 06, 2014
    I've watched several episodes and haven't laughed even once. Is Louie not a comedy any longer? Louie's writing this season is stale and flat. A deep and profund dramatist he is not, stick to the comedy.
  • Jul 03, 2014
    Louis CK is, hands down, my favorite standup comedian. And I love him as much for his masturbation jokes as the bigol’ thinkin’ brain those jokes come out of. Those who only like him for his crass antics, however, beware. The show that he writes, produces, edits, and stars in, is a little bit more off the beaten path. He tackles some intense issues regarding mental health, fatherhood, community, work, life, everything. But it’s not as heartwarming as that sounds, either, it can get quite twisted.
  • Jul 02, 2014
    Well written, however there were numerous times in which the shots were filmed in the dark and it was upsetting to see a black, blank television screen.

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