Ultimately, Louie usually does not succeed in his efforts. Whether directing a school bus onto a freeway that it is not supposed to go on, or dating his kids' friend's mom, Louie tries to act with the best of intentions, but ends up screwing things up. He is the everyman, but isn't very good at it. Thank goodness for his comedy schtick, as it is hard to imagine this character in any other career. Which is fine, because Louise is original, and one of the funniest series currently on television.
Louie's self-deprecating stuff may not resonate with everyone, but most people with a sense of humor will get it. In fact, those in the comedy world show much respect for Louie, who lands big names like Ricky Gervais, Nick DiPaolo, Pamela Adlon, and Mathew Broderick to guest star in this initial batch of episodes.
I recommend that you buy Louie The Complete First Season, and then watch new episodes when season two premieres this Thursday, June 23rd at 10:30 p.m. ET.