Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 7
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The wait is over - Larry David is back! In Season 7, Larry contemplateshis future with an ailing Loretta, and decides on a novel approach to winning back Cheryl. In addition to Larry finding himself embroiled in usual cauldron of self-made crises, he orchestrates a reunion with the entire cast of Seinfeld!
Art continues to imitate life to squirm-inducing effect in Curb Your Enthusiasm's seventh season. Now divorced, Larry (creator Larry David) lets agent Jeff (Jeff Garlin) talk him into a Seinfeld reunion. He convinces the old gang to participate--Jerry, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander, and Michael Richards--but mostly he hopes to win back Cheryl (Cheryl Hines), who longs to play George's ex-wife (Jerry would prefer guest stars Meg Ryan or Elisabeth Shue). Seinfeld fans are in for a treat when George's mother, Mrs. Costanza (Estelle Harris), and neighbor Newman (Wayne Knight) drop by for rehearsals. In the show's boldest move, Richards's taped tirade at a comedy club in 2006, which set the Internet on fire, plays into the season's story arc.
When he isn't working on the script with Jerry, Larry hangs out with Leon (J.B. Smoove), tries to find a way to break up with Loretta (Vivica A. Fox), and discovers the benefits of dating a "wheelie" (in David's scenes with Seinfeld, the two often appear on the verge of cracking up). Of course, it wouldn't be Curb if Larry didn't step into a few minefields along the way, including an awkward plumbing problem, an inappropriately bare midriff (not his), a 9-year-old texting buddy (talk about inappropriate!), a dessert war with Ted Danson, a misunderstanding with Mocha Joe, and in a nod to the musical West Side Story, a real-life Officer Krupke. If some episodes are funnier than others--"The Black Swan" features one death too many--Curb comes through in the finale, in which Larry's jealousy of Jason's relationship which Cheryl gets out of hand. A fine addition to the L.D. canon, the season also offers the immortal line, "I'm Larry David, and I happen to enjoy wearing women's panties." --Kathleen C. Fennessy
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Larry might be awkward, annoying and far from subtle, but he's just so funny and that's what makes this show worth watching. Larry together with a tight but twisted plot, great ad-lib and perfect acting make this show one of the best on television.
Seeing Larry get him self into lots of strange situations makes us empathize with him because we can imagine our self's getting into the same situations. A lot of the things he does are perfectly normal and some of them are not and a lot of the things he does are perfectly rational and other are not, either way he says and does the things a lot of us would be thinking in the same situations.
The supporting cast are truly amazing and their ability to ad-lib the entire show is truly wonderful and makes it seem even more realistic.
I'm aware that a lot of people maybe "don't get" this show. But I will say the same thing about this show as I did about The Office (the British version of course) - uncomfortable comedy can sometimes be the best and the most realistic. If you think about those times in real life when funny things happen and you can't laugh either because it's at the wrong moment or around the wrong people. Well watching this show you can laugh at those moments because it's Larry who's experiencing them.
But this season a lot of the wonderful chemistry of the main players interacting with Larry, that made the stories not just good but amazing in seasons 1-6, is missing here in season 7. Now its just good, no longer great.
The ideas were still clever, Larry subverting unwritten cultural conventions never gets old, but somehow the fun didn't translate well to the viewer like it used to. Maybe because the characters reactions, once believably spontaneous, weren't in season seven. And the humor took on a darker tone, which is usually a tip the writer is becoming disenchanted with the show he's writing. I hope not, but I think it's true for curb. Keep your fingers crossed new life will breathe into the show!
Also, I hate to say it, but when Larry and Jerry Seinfeld are together, they become unlikeable and somehow a little annoying. It made me say, why would I want to watch these guys work together? Yet separate them and they're fine. Weird, but watch it and you'll see what I mean.
Now, there is one flashback scene in episode six, 'The Bare Midriff' that had me rolling. Just for this scene alone, at least to me, this purchase was worthwhile.
I just watched all of season 7 in the last few days. Larry Davids' character seems to have gotten more edgy and offensive than earlier seasons but it's just so ridiculously funny and the writing is so good. If you like the "Curb" concept, season 7 pushes tastelessness to a new level. And it's like a train wreck....you can't avert your eyes. Every episode this season is a gem.