Louie: Season 5 (2015)


Season 5

Critics Consensus

A renewed focus on the show's singular blend of sincerity and hilarity keep Louie at the top of its game.



Critic Ratings: 36


Audience Score

User Ratings: 343
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Air date: Apr 9, 2015
Air date: Apr 16, 2015
Air date: Apr 23, 2015
Air date: Apr 30, 2015
Air date: May 7, 2015
Air date: May 14, 2015
Air date: May 21, 2015
Air date: May 28, 2015

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Season 5 of this funny and thoughtful sitcom finds Louie (Louie C.K.) in a slippery dilemma: he and Pamela (Pamela Adlon) are in an open relationship, at Pamela's wishes, which allows both to explore other love interests, but Louie tries to take their relationship to a new level. He also faces high jinks from daughters Lilly (Hadley Delany) and Jane (Ursula Parker), a conflict with his brother Robbie (Robert Kelly) and the annoyances of going on tour. Jimmy Fallon, Matthew Broderick, John Lithgow, Michael Rapaport, Judy Gold and Michael Cera are among the notable guest stars this season.

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Critic Reviews for Louie Season 5

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (25)

Louie, you are a nightmare wrapped in a fever dream. But that's my problem: depending on whose fretful sleep we're experiencing, the experiences of Louie's characters can be interpreted as monstrous or worse...arbitrary.

Apr 10, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Watching Louie means looking at the world through C.K.'s eyes; and through his eyes, the world is never boring.

Apr 10, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

The initial takeaway from tonight's premiere is that the show is something it hasn't been for awhile: an absurdist comedy that makes actual, laugh-out-loud jokes.

Apr 9, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

If approached in the right frame of mind, Louie still remains, as its fifth season proves, one of the funniest, smartest pieces of television on the air.

Apr 9, 2015 | Full Review…

Louis C.K., like Jack Benny and Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, can make a simple trip to the store a very memorable experience.

Apr 9, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

On Louie, the mundane is the meat of the matter.

Apr 8, 2015 | Full Review…

Louie is back at the top of its game.

Oct 25, 2016 | Full Review…

Louie, like the comedian behind it, is always funny, often crass, frequently insightful, occasionally artistic, and sometimes all of the above.

Apr 10, 2015 | Full Review…

A funny yet melancholy start to the new season, and I liked the device of the banjo player linking the different scenes together.

Apr 10, 2015 | Full Review…

Louie has the enviable knack for turning the uncomfortable into the hilarious. It's a dexterity that helps make it TV's greatest comedy of the moment.

Apr 9, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Louie: Season 5

  • 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 31, 2017
    In the final season of Louie, for now, the show finally delves into the true life of an aging comedian. It's different from prior years, but fresh.
  • Jul 23, 2015
    No two episodes are the same. Louis is so funny and real - so good!
  • Jul 08, 2015
    Methought the season was good. Like any of his seasons.
  • Jun 28, 2015
    This is the shortest season so far, only 8 episodes, it is better than the previous one, more fun ... Jane is great! Now I'm up-to-date with it, so it's going to be a year till the next one :( great show... I'll give it an 8.5/10
  • Jun 17, 2015
    genius louie is a genius
  • Jun 09, 2015
    Brilliance in motion! Louis CK continues to give a wonderful performance as writer, director and actor.
  • Jun 05, 2015
    Great show albeit weird. Done Louies way or no way at all. At times incredibly funny and insightful, sometimes, it leaves you saying....what?
  • May 30, 2015
    Not funny anymore. He and his partner are trying (badly) to be like Woody Allen, ripping off Allen's ideas, settings, and even the music played in Manhattan.
  • May 30, 2015
    Just when you thought Louis C.K. was going to start losing some creative stamina with his sit-com, he turns out another season that's as sweet and smart as anything to come before it. I'll take off half-a-star though just because at eight episodes it's a bit sadly short.

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