The episode didn\'t blow me away, but it\'s also just a pilot, and it\'ll take a bit for the actors and writers to really get a feel for the characters. There are glimmers of brilliance in the episode, like the opening bit, in which Louie explains to his 4 year old daughter that \"God is dead, and we\'re all alone,\" or when Louie explains to his wife that they can\'t have afford another kid by telling her that her [box] \"is a chamber of financial ruin.\"
It doesn\'t turn the genre on its ears, and much of what it sets out to do was tackled first by Roseanne. That said, it\'s clearly the best new sitcom to come out in years, with great writing and a top-notch cast. It\'s good to see someone trying to bring the classic live-audience sitcom with some ballsy writing and memorable characters. Lucky Louie is showing lots of potential.