The best way to describe Larry David is to imagine yourself, if you had hundreds of millions of dollars, an equal number of fans, and the profound realization that you could literally say anything that was on your mind, to anyone, at anytime. Sure theyíd get mad at you, maybe even throw the occasional punch. But at the end of the day, you still have more money (and by default, friends) than you could ever ask for.
As you might imagine, Larry saying and doing anything he wants (combined with the fact that he created Seinfeld, and thus is naturally hilarious) leads to a lot of great, relatable comedy. Whatís miraculous about the show is that it never evolves. Each season is nearly indistinguishable from the last, and yet, it doesnít lose its freshness. In fact, thereís something refreshing about watching a man stick to his guns in the face of so much criticism.
What does however distinguish this season from the rest is that this year, David took the epic step of writing the cast of Seinfeld into the plot, and hashing out a fake reunion show, which millions of loyal Seinfeld fans have been clamoring for ever since the show went off the air. Granted, the end result is not a full-fledged Seinfeld reunion, but perhaps an equally satisfying fictional behind the scenes look. Jerry Seinfeld himself, whom Iíve always been just kinda ambivalent about, is hilarious throughout the season, and Michael Richards, Julia Louis Dreyfuss and Jason Alexander all do a fantastic job of making fun of themselves as well.
If youíre already a fan of Curb or Seinfeld, you owe it to yourself to give this season a go. If youíre a newbie to the hilarity, this is one of the easier shows to pick up and watch without having to know too much backstory.
Larry David as George Costanza (2:45) - Discusses the well known fact that Larry David modeled Jason Alexanderís character after himself.
The Seinfeld Reunion (8:14) - Just 8 more minutes of the cast talking about the Seinfeld reunion. Nothing super funny or fascinating here but probably entertaining for huge Seinfeld fans.
A Seinfeld moment on Curb (7:38) - And yet another conversation with the cast and Larry David (this time they sit together) reflecting on their Seinfeld reunion experience. These really all coulda been combined into one special feature.