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Episode #1.10 

Horace resurfaces the pub history by revealing the conditions of wrong bringing up attitudes of the previous generations.


Louis C.K.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Louis C.K. ... Horace
Steve Buscemi ... Pete
Edie Falco ... Sylvia
Steven Wright ... Leon
Kurt Metzger ... Kurt
Alan Alda ... Uncle Pete (credit only)
Jessica Lange ... Marsha (credit only)
Reg E. Cathey ... Harold
Nick Di Paolo ... Nick
Angus T. Jones ... Horace the 9th
Tom Noonan ... Tom
Colin Quinn ... Jimmy
Amy Sedaris ... Mara
Burt Young ... Horace Sr.
Jack Gore ... Young Horace


Horace resurfaces the pub history by revealing the conditions of wrong bringing up attitudes of the previous generations.

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Comedy | Drama





Release Date:

2 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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Pig Newton See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Amy Sedaris improvised her role as Mara in its entirety. See more »

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coffee in a bar..
23 July 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Horace And Pete

CK's love letter to Eugene O'Neill follows a non-pretentious arthouse system. And no, I am not concluding it on the basis of its marketing technique, but the broadminded shallowness of the ideology it refers to. If the theme in Louis CK, the creator's, play dissects the inside of prejudiced abhorrent beings, he is also not obsessed on pursuing you to change or whip you with its content, on the other hand. His project isn't ambiguous or vague, if anything it is the most complete story told in its entirety to serve nothing but the purpose that it evidently wants you to eradicate from your thinking.

The livelihood that it depicts is the punishment to the unfair activities that these fellows bring upon themselves and onto others. CK doesn't compromise the quality of the show by steering it towards preaching-to-the-choir tone. Just like his stand up material, a lot of the thinking is left up to you. This personal project of his shows enormous amount of enthusiasm on not caring on the views or opinions that its by product will have. And those politically incorrect views are the distraction unlike the material we have been bombarded with in the last few years.

That crispiness, the humorisc debates, the goofiness is a celebratory distraction to what's going on or goes on in a bar. The real drama lies in the silence pitched on the screen that observes the physicality of these character in contrast to the surrounding they are in. The stillness that CK has captured is impeccable, so rarely do you get to see these calm and sweet moments choreographed and danced. Horace And Pete is a drama that is ahead of its time, just served us as a teaser to what should and could be our future, both in the real world and this two dimensional screen that we have been naming as "the idiot box".

Episode #1.10

Instead of letting the characters yell out the solution in frustration in this finale, CK is just painting the core conflict and serving his audience to color it accordingly. As far as the final punch is concerned, it may not be elected as the perfect day among the viewers, but if you consider the history, heritage and habits that they have been carrying and adding on their personality, CK had very little room to flex his muscles.

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