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Unable to curb my enthusiasm........,
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This review is from: Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Series 1 [DVD]   (DVD)
Larry David has taken comedy to a new level with Curb Your Enthusiasm. If you like the cringe-making humour in Extras, you'll love this, and in fact you'll spot many elements that have clearly inspired Extras. There are very few one-liners here (much of the dialogue is improvised) but the genius is in the excrutiatingly ridiculous situations that LD ends up in - for example he is asked by his wife to place an obituary in the local newspaper, but when it is published the 'A' of 'Aunt' gets replaced with the third letter of the alphabet so that 'Beloved Aunt' does not appear quite as it should. But for me the emphasis on plot rather than one-liners really works, and when I now see a sitcom where every line and nuance of the script has been has been carefully orchestrated, it just seems so artifical and old-fashioned - even Seinfeld, which LD co-wrote. This set is a bargain price and you also get the pilot episode. You can't go wrong!