Curb Your Enthusiasm is back for a ‘surprise‘ season, airing TONIGHT on HBO @ 9/8Cpm!
Seriously, there are very few shows that make me laugh out loud to the point where tears literally fall from my eyes. Moreover, there are very few shows that I can watch repeatedly and laugh JUST AS HARD as I did the first time I saw them. This show, just happens to be the kind of show!
Since Curb Your Enthusiasm has been off the air for sometime, I have found myself watching the series on HBO on-demand. And even though I can practically recite each episode word for word, I will STILL laugh [out loud].
But, I do have my reservations about this new season.
For one thing, Cheryl Hines [the actress who played Larry David’s wife up until now] will not be on the show as his wife. Cheryl left him during the last season. [For totally justifiable reasons.] This season, she will make cameo appearances as his ex. Which of course, will make things uncomfortable for Larry. [And that is promising.]
While Cheryl may not have been ‘The Best’ at improvisational comedy, she did create a identifiable persona that was valuable during the previous seasons. Therein lies my concern. I don’t know if the show will be the same without her?
Don’t get me wrong, I am a FAN of Vivica A Fox [who will be playing Larry’s new “Love Interest” as Loretta]. But…I don’t know how believable, or funny, or how well received she will be in this particular role. Only Time Will Tell!
About The Show:
CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM stars ‘Seinfeld’ co-creator Larry David as himself in an unsparing but tongue-in-cheek depiction of his life. Shot in a verite style and featuring celebrities playing themselves, the episodes are improvised by the actors from an outline created by David. The series also stars Cheryl Hines as David’s wife Cheryl, Jeff Garlin as David’s manager Jeff and Susie Essman as Jeff’s wife Susie.
The seventh season finds Larry continuing to cope with the aftermath of his separation from Cheryl, even as his life remains intertwined with Loretta Black (Vivica A. Fox) and her family.
CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM was nominated for four Emmys® in 2008, including Outstanding Comedy Series. It won the Golden Globe in the Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy category in 2002. In 2003, Robert B. Weide won a directing Emmys® for his work on the series. The series has also received awards from the Writers Guild of America, Directors Guild of America, Banff Television Festival, American Film Institute and Monte Carlo Television Festival, among others.