TV Club: Louie: “Sleepover”

It’s nice to see Louie growing. In season four, he embarks on a doomed romance, he puts his foot in his mouth so bad that Sarah Baker calls the show to a halt and expands the moment to fill the rest of the episode, and the universe takes such a dump on him that he winds up in apocalyptic debt after accidentally hitting a model in the face. Compared to that, “Sleepover” is a fantasy.

He’s still Louie, so he still gets on the wrong side of some generational conflict or other and he still winds up in awkward situations. It’s just that the consequences aren’t so dire, and while he usually has good intentions, here he’s even going out of his way to try to make the world around him a better place (rather than, for example, simply trying not to make it any …

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