Parents' Guide to

Lucky Louie

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Raw comedy intended for mature audiences only.

TV HBO Comedy 2006
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The series introduces storylines that center on blunt, often-crass discussions of sex, drugs, and more sex. (Setting the tone for the series, the pilot episode opens with a conversation between Louie and 4-year-old Lucy that includes details about his marijuana smoking.) The dialogue also contains frequent, unambiguous discussions about selling drugs, orgasms, masturbation, and various other sexual acts. The strong sex scenes between Louie and his wife lack any heart or emotion; instead, they're moments in which viewers can literally see their own unpleasant, awkward bedroom moments.

This series isn't about happy endings, being liked, or being polite. It's about pushing the envelope by offering a very raw portrayal of American family life. In doing so, it sometimes gets a few laughs, but mostly it feels like envelope-pushing for envelope-pushing's sake. And it's absolutely not for kids.

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