Season 2 opens with Louie (Louis C.K.) being informed by his youngest daughter that she prefers staying with her mother, Louie's ex-wife, for a number of reasons, but mainly because she loves Mommy more.

Season 2 opens with Louie (Louis C.K.) being informed by his youngest daughter that she prefers staying with her mother, Louie's ex-wife, for a number of reasons, but mainly because she loves Mommy more.

Louie responds by sending the little tyke off to bed. As soon as she turns her back, he flicks his little girl off.

It's a perfect reintroduction to a comedy - which mixes stand-up pieces with vignettes - that can be hilarious, sad, strange and unpredictable. The best way to describe the show is "bold."

Always outrageously funny, occasionally the darkest thing this side of "Breaking Bad," there's just no comedy like - or as excellent as - "Louie" on television.

Louie C.K. writes, directs and stars, expounding on his semi-fictionalized life as a misanthropic, self-loathing NYC comedian who's raising two daughters post-divorce and who occasionally goes out on awkward dates. I imagine it's a hyperbolic take on his everyday life.

The premiere is very funny, especially the stand-up, with Louie pontificating on the frustrations and joys of parenthood.

The next three episodes swim in the strange, dark territory of some of the Season 1 episodes while also containing some pointedly funny moments.