Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete First Season (2006) USA
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Director:Jesse Gordon
Studio:Hbo Home Video
Writer:Jesse Gordon
Rating:4.6 (12 votes)
Date Added:2006-04-08
Purchased On:2006-08-04
Genre:Curb Your Enthusiasm
Aspect Ratio:1.33:1
Subtitles:English, Spanish, French
Jesse Gordon  ...  (Director)
Jesse Gordon  ...  (Writer)
Larry David  ...  Himself
Jeff Garlin  ...  Himself
Cheryl Hines  ...  Herself
Robert B. Weide  ...  Himself
Jason Alexander  ...  Himself / Jason Alexander
Shelley Berman  ...  Himself / Nat David
Larry Charles  ...  Himself
Jon Corn  ...  Himself (as Jonathan Corn)
Ted Danson  ...  Himself
Susie Essman  ...  Herself / Susie Greene
Tim Gibbons  ...  Himself
Richard Kind  ...  Himself / Cousin Andy
Richard Lewis  ...  Himself
Erin O'Malley  ...  Herself
Porscha Parker  ...  Waitress (scenes deleted)
Steve Rasch  ...  Himself
Linda Bates (II)  ...  
Mark Beltzman  ...  
Cynthia Caponera  ...  
Summary: Like its fellow HBO series Sex and the City, this half-hour comedy broke some TV rules and went from critics' darling to an award-winning series in three years. Curb Your Enthusiasm is the brainchild of star-creator Larry David who co-created Seinfeld and was the basis for the easily rattled George Costanza (who was played by Jason Alexander). Like George, David has a tendency to speak too much, blow things out of proportion, and, most often, fail in the end (and often liking it that way). David's new show is also like its predecessor: it's about "nothing" except following the day-to-day ramblings of a sometime writer and comic (this time in L.A.). Eternal questions stemming from universal daily dilemmas are honed to perfect comedic absurdity. A notable exception is the show is only scripted by plot; much of the action is improvised. The first season starts with a one-hour mockumentary following David's return to stand-up for the first time in years; the other 10 episodes follow a more traditional sit-com setup.
David plays "himself" (as does his friend, Richard Lewis) although his manager and wife are played by comedians Jeff Garlin and Cheryl Hines. Although this first season is a comedic gem, one can't take more than an episode or two at a time--it's acidic, biting comedy. The episodes are often built like a house of cards, which the irritable David will surely collapse by the end. Like another caustic TV character, Dabney Colman's Buffalo Bill (1983-84), Larry David is not for everybody. --Doug Thomas