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The cast of characters remains unbeaten by anything else before or since,
This review is from: Seinfeld - Season 8 [DVD]  (DVD)
So Larry David left, and with him went just a little of the quality control. As director Andy Ackerman says in one of the DVD extras, it got "sillier". In some cases this veered worryingly close to "wacky": Elaine having to write up Kramer's anecdotes was one storyline that sounded a little like the 'playing butler' sitcom plot that was ridiculed in 'The Pilot'.
But as other reviewers have pointed out, a weakened Seinfeld is still better than the best most other sitcoms can offer, while at its best this series still manages to produce some stone-cold classics. The Bizarro Jerry in particular is inspired; The Yada Yada entered the lexicon; and The Abstinence is a classic piece of Seinfeldian observation played out brilliantly by Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jason Alexander. The cast of characters remains unbeaten by anything else before or since, and plots are cleverly intertwined - the reviewer who felt Jerry was servicing his ego should note how few storylines revolve around him.
The DVD extras pull this up to a 5 star - commentaries, notes about nothing, animation, bloopers and a documentary. Quality guaranteed.