Season two of "Louie" took the FX comedy series to unexpected places, both emotionally and geographically (one remarkable episode, inspired by Louis CK's six-year-old daughter, was set in the mountains of Afghanistan). And just like a stand-up testing out new material, frankly, some of it didn't work.
But that's part of the beauty of the show, and the beauty of the emerging TV landscape: a place is being carved out for these weird, little, imperfect shows with unique points-of-view. Shows that haven't been focus-grouped into inanity.
Sure, "Louie" ain't perfect, but in a world in which "Louie" exists, canned laugh sitcoms like "Whitney" seem like relics of a bygone era. Blaze the trail, "Louie." We will follow.