Thursday, November 17, 2016

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Binge watched Curb Your Enthusiasm on Amazon. It was pretty good. But there were things in it that were very bad. For example, there have been a number of TV shows over the years that have used the gag where a character's innocent comments are misconstrued as an admission of pedophilia. The first time I saw this was on an episode of WKRP in Cincinnati (1978-1982). But they did this on Curb Your Enthusiasm, and it went way too far. I won't go into it, but Larry David's "innocent comments" were things no person would ever say.

And I just re-watched another episode that I must have slept through the first time. No human being would ever say what Larry David said at a bat mitzvah or anywhere else.

Other than that it was pretty good. Just people walking around talking for the most part. They were all rich, half of them celebrities playing themselves---otherwise, a zero-budget filmmaker could conceivably pull off something like it with just a camcorder.

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