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Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 9 DVD Review


Meet the new Larry, same as the old Larry.

After a 6 year break, HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” returns for a 10 episode ninth season. This time around, Larry is plotting a musical comedy named “Fatwa!” while also having a fatwa put on him by the Ayatollah. Other key storylines include Marty’s nephew Kenny, Jeff’s affair, Larry’s dates, paintball, Cheryl dating someone new, and Leon becoming Larry’s assistant. Of course, Larry clashes with everyone from a restaurant to a golf club as well. Additionally, there are plenty of guest appearances from the likes of Judge Judy, Carrie Brownstein, Bryan Cranston, Rich Fulcher, Lauren Graham, Ted Danson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Steven Weber, and appearances by mainstays such as Richard Lewis, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, and so on.

If you’ve seen “Curb Your Enthusiasm” before, you should expect more of the same with this ninth season. Larry gets in trouble, Larry pisses people off, Larry can’t leave things alone, Larry lies, you know the drill. Even though the show has an expected formula, it’s still consistently funny after all these years as Larry’s cringe worthy and ridiculous antics (such as him warring with a former house owner over a plant) continue on.

As funny as the show is, however, this ninth season isn’t among the best. Having been around for so long now, the show has lost some of its luster. I’m not sure how much more of a journey we can go on with Larry as the premise of ‘Curb’ is starting to wear a bit thin. Still, as long as Larry David keeps creating new material, I don’t think anyone will complain.


Presentation: Widescreen. How does it look? A crisp standard definition transfer.

Audio Track: Dolby Digital 5.1. How does it sound? Everything from the catchy opening theme to the dialogue sounds clean here.

Extras: Nearly 10 minutes of deleted scenes, Digital copy, and an extra in which cast members talk about their favorite moments from the show.


March 13, 2018 - Posted by | DVD review | , , , , ,

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