While we’re super psyched about Louie season four, what is the purpose of making a teaser trailer that requires a trigger warning?
FX released the promo via YouTube, which we have (very) mixed feelings about: First, Louie is wonderful because of its consistently surprising portrayal of the awkwardness, disappointment and irony of living in New York with unprecedented originality and heart. On the other hand, um, this is a pretty graphic video of someone jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge.
The show returns May 5, and let’s hope it’s cringe-worthy in a good way—the kind of humor Louis C.K. has perfected throughout his later career—and not as artlessly disturbing as this trailer implies.
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