Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Curb Your Enthusiasm

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Transmitted:Oct 1999 - Present
Country of origin:USA
Genre:Comedy of errors, life study, frustration
Starring:Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, Richard Lewis
No. of seasons:8

Larry David features as himself in this curious, vicious and truly excellent comedy from The States.
Larry is a very interesting creature, full of cast in stone beliefs about how the world should be, how people should behave, and standards of behaviour both in society in general and between individuals. His fervent belief system constantly sees him landing himself in hot water as he derides and/or becomes upset by people who don't understand his unique set of rules.
Ball tighteningly embarrassing situations present themselves as Larry stumbles from one disaster to another, and his long suffering wife Cheryl tries her best to explain to him just why it is that he always seems to get things wrong.
From an individual standpoint, I find the show very interesting as it seems clear that the viewer is meant to consider his beliefs a little over-zealous, but I for one whole-heartedly agree with him the majority of the time. People should be nicer towards one another, people should be more considerate, and those that aren't are deserving of his wrath.
Great performances from Jeff Garlin as his agent and Richard Lewis, playing himself, as one of his closest friends gives this show a real edge.
Massively recommended to all, but be prepared to squirm almost as much as you laugh.
Simply brilliant.

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