The (loud) laugh track still makes the show feel dated, but as of the second episode, I think it's showing more promise. A problem I had with the pilot was how unlikable Louis was, and while he is still unlikable, it now feels intentional, which I guess makes it sort of okay.
A big plus was that the second episode was actually funny, at least in my opinion. Don't get me wrong, it has a lot of growing to do, but the jokes worked. Even though some of it were things I am a little embarrassed I laughed so hard for. Such as Louis putting on sunglasses when he didn't want to look Joe in the eyes. I don't feel invested in the characters yet, but I can kind of feel myself getting there. I'll get back to you by the four episode mark. I don't usually make reviews before then, but for some reason, I felt like I should defend this show a bit.