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Curb Your Enthusiasm (S6)
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02.22.2008 By: Sturdy
Curb Your Enthusiasm (S6) order
Director:
Larry Charles

Actors:
Larry David
Cheryl Hines
Jeff Garlin

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
Larry David is back for more of his semi-autobiographical HBO series. In season 6, Larry takes in a black family rendered homeless by a hurricane and creates more uncomfortable moments with his friends.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
I definitely consider myself a fan of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, but probably not as much as some people. As much as I enjoy the miss-adventures of Larry David, I find myself getting annoyed with him and his friends when experienced in large doses. Larry is a funny guy, but his show gets annoying pretty quickly. Whenever a conversation about CYE comes up, I always tell people to only watch one or two episodes a day.

With CYE, Larry has taken the very basic premise of Seinfeld (a show about nothing) and taken it to the extreme. CYE really is about nothing. We follow a very rich and successful Larry David around LA as he creates awkward situations just by being himself. Gone are the loveable characters from Seinfeld and in their place are shallow, spoiled snobs that make their way through life finding conflict in very basic situations. Lucky for us, they usually turn out to be very funny situations.

With season 6, CYE is much more polished than previous seasons and the actors have all gotten comfortable with their roles and the lack of a script. Even part-time cast members like Ted Danson and Richard Lewis are comfortable with whatís expected of them. Itís not exactly difficult considering theyíre playing themselves, but everyone seems to be fitting into their roles now.

Season 6 is definitely not the best season of CYE, but if you liked the previous seasons, youíll enjoy this one too. The arrival of the black family in the David house opened up a lot of doors as far as humorous and awkward situations. There were moments, but they never really took full advantage of it. Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld have been accused of being racists their entire careers and I expected Larry to have a field day with that. In the end, I felt he pulled too many punches.

You really only get two things with CYE; humor and awkward situations. Overall, this season was a little light on the humor and a little heavy with the awkward situations. Larry seems to be inserting comments and actions where they donít really fit. This isnít unique to season 6, but if you try watching all 10 episodes in a row, youíll be sick of it by the end of the day.
THE EXTRAS
A Conversation with Larry David and Susie Essman (22:43): This is where Larry David is at his best. Heís relaxed and does a fine job of being himself despite having a large audience. Susie is the only actor on the show that really ďactsĒ, so it was also nice to see her when sheís not spitting out expletives every 10 seconds. Overall, this is a nice interview/conversation with Larry David.

On the Set (11:09): This is pretty basic on the set material with too many scenes cut in. Itís average stuff and gives you a quick rundown of everything thatís new in season 6. The theme is more of the same, but better. This is half right.

Gag Reel (5:13): Five minutes of Larry laughing uncontrollably is a little too much for my taste. These arenít really gags, but rather flubs made by various cast members. Thereís a lot of laughing and not much else.

There are also some Previews
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
By now, youíve decided if you like CYE or not. If you liked the previous seasons, youíll be fine with season 6, if not, then thereís nothing new here to make you change your mind.
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