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on 23 November 2004
This show is too strange to describe so you will just have to watch it. It has a documentary feel but many plots all intertwine to provide chaos at the end. Larry David is what you would get if you crossed George Costanza (a character based on him) with Victor Meldrew, you end up with a guy who is petty, has a short fuse and always gets misunderstood. Things always go wrong for Larry and his reactions are very funny.
If you watched Seinfeld you will know what I mean about the intertwined plots. Something will happen which you will ignore because it is so trivial and in the end it causes complete and utter hilarity. For example about 5 minutes into an episode one of them will make a comment about a bathroom door not having a lock on it, then right at the end the unlocked door will prove to be a vital part of the script.
This is rated 18 because of the swearing and adult situations.
I really think that this is the funniest show currently on television, I took a gamble by buying the first season without ever seeing it based on great reviews and my love of Seinfeld (if you are a big fan you will be pleased to know that Jason Alexander and Julia Louis-Dreyfus make appearances a number of times in this series). I would recommend you take a gamble and buy this show, but it is an acquired taste, you have to get used to the feel of the show.
If you like slapstick comedy this is not for you, but if you appreciate intelligent humour then this is the ideal show.
You are probably wondering why the rating I give this item is only 3 stars. The reason is that I would give the show 5 stars but the DVD is pretty bland, no special features, no booklet inside the case, only 10 episodes (although they are 30 mins, not 22 mins like most american shows).
I think that this DVD is over-priced but with no other alternative I know I will be first person there to get the next series!
Best moment of this series is when some trick or treaters vandalise Larry's property because he doesn't give them candy. When the policeman asks Larry if they threatened him he replies with "Well they said trick or treat, that means if you don't give them a treat you get a trick, I think the threat is pretty clearly implied."