Chuck Klosterman Sort Of Likes Louie


Today on Grantland, Chuck Klosterman gives a big, sloppy kiss to the new season of Louie: “This fall marks the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind, so lots of folks are talking and writing about how life-changing the release of that record was. But in 1991, Nevermind was not unilaterally appreciated — people argued about its merits constantly, and a lot of people hated it. We generally agree it’s awesome now, but that agreement is retrospective. Louie is not like that. Right now, Louie is like the Beatles in ’66, or maybe Joe DiMaggio in ’41.” Do you think he likes it? I tend to agree with him, but also, reading praise this effusive makes me fear for some sort of inevitable backlash. Hopefully not this time; this seems to be as earned as praise this over-the-top can be.