Curb Your Enthusiasm: Complete Fifth Season [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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Curb Your Enthusiasm ~ Season 5
See Larry play Bingo with the elderly, treat some new friends to a ski trip, donate money to a Korean chum and visit a sick man in the hospital. Is this the dawn of a new Larry David.. or is it just the end? -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: DVD.
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Watch and cringe again as Larry befriends a sex offender, adopts a racist dog and accuses residents of his fathers nursing home of rigging the weekly bingo game. Then of course there is the small matter of worming his way into the affections of the head of a kidney-donor consortium in order to move an ailing friend to the top of the list so Larry won't have to donate his own kidney.
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This seasons running theme is the question as to whether or not Larry is adopted. As Larry encounters a racist dog, makes use of a christ nail, befriends a sex offender, insults a kamikaze pilot, gets his own unpleasant sandwich, and tries his best to dodge being a donor for his friend Richard Lewis all the usual hilarity ensues. Maybe not at its best but way above everything else around at the moment (except for "Extra's")
Maybe it's because the bar has already been set so high? This season does seem to be more scripted than improvised; as someone has already pointed out, Jeff Greene seems to squeeze out 'that's just a big bowl of wrong' several times like HBO are hoping it'll catch on and shift a few more of their t-shirts. Ditto Susie's reliance on the 'f' word. Many plotlines are introduced with 'oh, that's what I was meant to tell you...'. There used to be a bit more finesse and realism in the interplay than that, surely?
Also, some of the plot threads are Seinfeld re-treads, even early Curb your Enthusiasm re-treads. However at least this show has the balls to tackle race, disability, religion and all the other topics American network executives dare not touch in case it upsets their sponsors.
That said, it's still far more rewarding to the viewer's intelligence than most other comedy shows. Everything just seems to be on autopilot. Let's hope if there's a sixth series, that it will match episode-for-episode brilliance of the fourth. I don't even care if that means they take a Sopranos-style hiatus for a year or three in order to come up with the ideas.
The two extra features are a pleasant addition but perhaps in future they could give us 45 minutes of deleted/extended scenes?
All that said, I'll still probably watch the rest what with only 3 seasons left.
In series five we meet a racist dog,larry finds out of he is adopted,richard lewis needs a kidney and is leaning on larry to donate one and larry accuses an old peoples home of fixing its bingo game among many of the great moments here,i cant praise this show enough,its original and while it isnt all about laugh after laugh the entertainment value is always evident.
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