I can't believe that I'm making a post about this show. When I first started watching it, I thought it was awful. The writing was boring, the storylines were at times, absolutely crude and disgusting. And I'm not even gonna make a comment about male frontal nudity.. that is just so wrong.
But for some reason I kept watching, and at this point I'd go as to say that Lucky Louie might be one of the best shows on television. I think what the writers have gone for is a show about the truth, about what life is really like for the average poor household. It paints a pretty desperate situation, but I think it's a reality.
If "The Office" portrays a realistic office-setting, then "Lucky Louie" portrays a realistic home-setting, well, not my family per se, but probably closer to the average poor american. The issues they deal with are pertinent though, the themes are real and I can often relate to them, even if they are taken a bit too extreme at times.
If you ever have a chance to check it out, I say go for it. But not with kids around, there's a lot of swearing in it.