I've been complaining about this show lately, annoyed that people seem to give it a free pass and praise it no matter what, even when Louie disappointingly repeats the same basic ideas/jokes on it (with minor alterations). After this week's episode, I'm happy that I can say I'm on board with it again and have no criticisms.
The hotel bit was one of those rare moments where I was surprised by how much a show's events reminded me of my own experience. I was just on vacation recently, and much like Louie, I felt a little pressured by hotel housekeeping. They wanted to clean the room while I wanted to be lazy and sleep for half the afternoon, unintentionally inconveniencing them by preventing them from doing their job.
The scene with Gary Marshall was shockingly captivating. I've never seen him act so well and the music really added a feel of urgency and foreboding to his scene. Best cliffhanger "Louie" has done so far (I love that he's doing story arcs now, after his earlier disregard for continuity) and I'm excited for the follow-up parts.
I'm starting to appreciate the casting of the agent more than ever before. Such a funny way to gently mock the fact that Louie's real life agent is much younger than him, with this guy who looks like a 15 year old trying to look adult by wearing a suit and Elvis Costello glasses.
For me, the best part of the episode was Louie's discomfort when the hair and make-up people were spraying shit at him. Maybe the biggest laugh I've had all season. He looked like he was being attacked by bees.
Edited by Naisu Baddi - 8/30/12 at 10:35pm