Television show #9 is… “Curb Your Enthusiasm!!!”
Either you love him or you hate him, but you can’t deny his comic genius! The track record speaks for itself! Yes, Larry David is my pick for #9 and what a great pick he is. This show is nothing short of genius. Not only is it funny as hell, but I found out that they pretty much improvise every scene.
Larry David doesn’t like writing out the whole scene. What he likes to do is write what he wants the scene to be, only scripting certain key points, the rest is the actors improvising. So you can imagine that you need a very talented cast to pull this off. And let me tell you, the cast is hilarious, from his stupid agent friend Jeff to his adorable old father. Everyone is awesome with all kinds of guest stars making appearances. If you love “Seinfeld” then you will see a lot of those characters as guest stars.
What’s also great about this show is each season has a beginning, middle and end. Larry David always starts out with some major problem that you watch him stumble trying to fix, with no conclusion till the end of the season. Some episodes will only touch on the problem and some will not even mention it. But at the end of the season, all the episodes tie together to come to an ingenious conclusion. My personal favorite is season 4. Mel Brooks comes and casts Larry David as the lead in his Broadway Musical “The Producers.” Everyone around him questions his casting, but you will find that Mel has a hidden agenda of his own.
Some seasons are way better than others, that’s why this show scored so low on my list. But you can’t just flick by it on the tv, well I can’t at least. I love to watch reruns of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and I’ve watched some seasons over and over again. That’s how good this show is. If you don’t believe me, do me a favor and watch episode 36. Larry David picks up a hooker to ride the HOV lane to get to a Dodger’s game on time. In the meantime, he has to buy pot for his Dad to relieve his glaucoma. This is the funniest episode in television history in my book. It’s also a great introduction to this show. So watch this episode and you will sure to become an instant fan. Larry David, labeled as like Woody Allen, is going nowhere. He keeps on putting out amazing product that always sets new trends. He certainly doesn’t fall short with this show either.
Also, come and see an up and coming genius’ show called “A Seat on a Train” at http://www.aseatonatrain.com We all have to start somewhere and if you like “The Twilight Zone” you are sure going to enjoy “A Seat on a Train.”