i love larry david!

i love larry david!
September 25, 2005 MICHAEL KNUDSEN

ok so this is like one of those shows that maybe you never really watched but keep hearing people talk about – well finally i got on the boat and i started to watch last season – and although it does take some ‘getting into’ – it is brilliant stuff – so glad to be on board – larry david creator and star of curb your enthusiasm is so kinda ‘ neurotic – dry funny’ and the situations he gets himself into turn out to be great TV as well as classic comedic snafus – really just random, wacky and oh so unpredictable – plus i love his wife on the show played by cheryl hines – she is a great match to larry’s eccentric ways – so be sure to tune in tonight at 10pm on HBO (don’t worry – i am still fuming over the cancellation of the comeback – but we do love larry david…) – gosh there is so much on tonight – get ready! anyways i will be back later…xxoo

Each half-hour episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm features verité-style footage of David (playing himself) at home, at work and around town, as he gets into predicaments with fictional and real-life personalities. With cast regulars Jeff Garlin (as manager Jeff Greene) and Cheryl Hines (as wife Cheryl) reprising their roles, the series features appearances by guest celebrities playing themselves or character roles.

Candid, unsparing and self-deprecating, Curb Your Enthusiasm brings the off-kilter comic vision of Larry David–co-creator and co-executive producer of one of the most lauded comedy series in TV history, Seinfeld–to HBO. The series blurs the lines between reality and fiction, as David (playing himself) and a cast of real and fictional characters are followed around Los Angeles by a ubiquitous camera that chronicles the private, often banal world of a (relatively) public man.

Having evolved from the 1999 HBO special Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm, this series proves how seemingly trivial details of one’s day-to-day life–a trip to the movies, a phone call, a visit from some trick-or-treaters–can precipitate a “Murphy’s Law” chain of misfortune to hilarious effect. Like George Costanza in Seinfeld, the protagonist of Curb Your Enthusiasm has a knack for getting himself into uncomfortable situations that end up alienating him from peers and acquaintances.

To keep the narrative fresh and spontaneous, Curb Your Enthusiasm is shot without a script; the cast is given scene outlines and often improvise lines as they go. The result is an unpredictable format that’s unlike anything else on TV.