Curb Your Enthusiasm 8 Seasons 2011

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Season 8
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Larry becomes an unlikely role model for battered women; Richard Lewis's relationship with a burlesque performer is put to the test; Leon survives a case of mistaken identity.

Starring:
Larry David, Jeff Garlin
Runtime:
30 minutes
Original air date:
July 17, 2011

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Season 8

Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Bryan Gordon
Starring Larry David, Jeff Garlin
Supporting actors Susie Essman, Richard Lewis, J.B. Smoove, Bob Einstein, Jan Anderson, Curtis Armstrong, Ivar Brogger, Jenifer Cononico, Miriam Flynn, Reggie Gaskins, Travis Guba, Tymberlee Hill, Jen Kober, Will McLaughlin, Jerry Minor, Michaela Watkins, Frank M. Ahearn, Adrienne Rusk
Season year 2011
Network HBO
Producers Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Tim Gibbons, Gavin Polone, Laura Streicher
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By D. C. Obraztsov on October 30, 2011
Format: DVD
Larry David is a comical genius, and I personally can't ever imagine this show getting old. Not only is the material hilarious, but it also has a little dark humor to it. Like Seinfeld, the whole show is pretty much about "nothing." It's just about people getting wrapped up in silly, trivial issues every day, and is kind of a parody of life itself. When asked where the title of the show came from, Larry's response was: "It reflects my perception that many people seem to live their lives projecting false enthusiasm, which I believes is used to imply that "they are better than you."

Do I miss Cheryl? Yes, I do. I would have chosen to keep her in the cast, but her departure opened up a lot more opportunities to put Larry in hilarious and awkward situations with women. And Larry is the same as he is with women as he is with everyone else - he acts just like Larry. Leon is a great part of the cast - he's very "Krameresque" with his constant following of Larry wherever he goes and mooches off of him, but he says the most funny, silly, random things.

I have all seven seasons so far, and can't wait to add this to my collection! The replay value is great. I go through them about once a year and I still laugh as hard as ever. It's possible to watch these shows out of order and laugh, but there are enough life changes throughout the series (unlike Seinfeld) that make it more logical to watch it in order.

There better be another season!
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46 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Robert Wolovitz on November 19, 2011
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It is without reservation that I share my endless "uncurbed" enthusiasm for this series, which is easily one of the best on TV. I own the DVDs from all seasons, and usually can't wait to acquire the next one. I watch them over and over and am never bored. The brilliant improvisational acting, as well as the hilarious humor and fabulous ideas for every episode are of the highest calibre. I highly recommend every season of "Curb your enthusiasm".
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Ani on September 27, 2011
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This season was just as hilarious as the one's with Cheryl. I especially loved the Palestinian kebab vs the Jewish deli episode. No comedy today can hold a candle to Curb.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Roberto on July 2, 2012
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I couldn't agree more with the reviewer AKW. There is quote on the back cover of the DVD from a professional reviewer that the 8th is the best season ever. It is not. Unfortunately is the worst (I am sorry to say that, but it is the truth). But Larry even on his worst moments is better than everybody else. So I think it is still worth watching.

Dialogues were contrived. I didn't sense spontaneity. Larry was too on the edge, forceful, losing the surprise element. I hope that Curb is not getting old. He tried a change and I commend him for that. The problem is that the end result is not as funny. Maybe the problem was on the execution. I am not sure.

The best episode is the "Palestinian Restaurant". That's the episode that the season will remembered for. But even on this one I felt that it was a missed opportunity.

The episode with Ricky Gervais had its moments, the one with Michael J. Fox was mostly flat.

The DVD extra has a 90 minutes quite funny conversation with the cast and Brian Williams. Larry said that he lost his Blackberry and all his notes that was saved in the device. I wonder if it was the notes for this season.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Angelica Poe on February 25, 2013
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I agree with other reviewers that by Season 8, CYE had lost most of its steam and Larry's exploits seem to fit more organically to SoCal then to New York, although I recall Larry's escapades with Mel Brooks--who could forget Anne Bancroft's appearance!--were among the series' best.

However, the panel discussion that took place at the 92nd street Y ([...])included as Bonus Material proved riveting. With moderator Brian Williams playing the foil to David, Garlin and Susan Esseman as well as Cheryl Hines, who was surprisingly, and somewhat disappointingly, demure, the discussion was every bit as good as any of the episodes on DVD #2, which I rented from Netflix and was, at first, a bit crestfallen that there were only three episodes on it...but then I discovered the bonus features. There is also an additional short ten minute feature entitled Leon's Guide to NYC which does not disappoint especially compelling to fans of Leon. ---Harper Nicole Anderson, Cal-Berkeley.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Claire on August 31, 2013
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As a huge Seinfeld fan and later on a huge Curb fan, I think Larry David is a comical writing/story-telling genius. It also helps that he is such a funny and I dare say an iconic actor/comedian. I admit I was skeptical about ordering this dvd because I honestly didn't think the previous season (with the Seinfeld reunion) was that funny. I guess most all shows are bound to hit a lull and it seemed that is what happened with Curb. However, I just marathon-watched the first dvd of season 8 (there are 2 dvds- eps 1-7 on the first dvd and 8-10 I believe on the second) and each episode has been hilarious, causing me to laugh out loud at Larry's misfortunes. His manager Jeff is also incredibly funny as a supporting character, as is his friend Richard Lewis. These episodes remind me of the brilliance of the first few seasons when the show was absolutely the funniest show on television. I also kind of like his sidekick Leon but I could do without Leon's continuous use of profanity- every other syllable out of his mouth is the f-word. One problem that I have noticed with this dvd though is the audio track is off in several spots within some of the episodes. It's a little distracting but not too big a deal. The price of this dvd is pretty good- marked down from like $30 to $16. This season does not disappoint- the show is brilliant and Larry David is so funny. This is truly the show about nothing but it makes nothing so hilarious and real that you can't get enough of it- at least I can't...
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