Curb Your Enthusiasm - Official TENTH Season Thread

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  1. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

    Hollywood, USA
    The last two episodes were haaaaaaaaarible. I dunno WTF is going on, like suddenly a whole new room full of writers came in and completely undermined everything done before this point. Just lacklustre, forced, and contrived. And not funny.
  2. Luckless Pedestrian

    Luckless Pedestrian Forum Resident

    New Hampshire, USA
    The last episode #5 was hilarious, I couldn't stop laughing, full of both clever and over-the-top comedy. Great season so far!
  3. MRamble

    MRamble Forum Resident

    I happen to be also watching the older seasons on Amazon Prime and it's night and day. These new episodes feel rushed and the performances are very weak; the believability and tension are all missing. Not sure if the shooting schedule is shorter or what but it does not serve the show well. There was more care and attention in the past. Hate to say 'phoning' it in but they seem to be taking for granted the process that worked well before.
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  4. Charlie DJ

    Charlie DJ Forum Resident

    Dallas, Tx USA
    I hate to say it but I agree
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  5. Clark V Kauffman

    Clark V Kauffman Forum Resident

    Des Moines, Iowa
    I noticed during the last season that almost all of the actors seemed to be playing characters of their characters — like a show within a show, with the actors not really inhabiting the roles the way they used to. In some cases, they were overacting; in other cases, they seemed to just be applying their characters’ trademarked mannerisms to every scene, even when it wasn’t called for by the script. So Larry was ALWAYS being a jerk; Susie was ALWAYS scowling and shrill, etc. Watching it reminded me of Happy Days when it always went for the cheap laugh and Fonzie was obligated to say “Ayyyyy” in every show, and Richie always had to tell someone to “sit on it.”

    In the first seven or eight seasons of Curb, the characters all seemed fairly true to life and relatable, even if the situations were absurd. Now the characters just seem like exaggerated versions of their former selves.
  6. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

    detroit, mi
    Right on Clark!!!
  7. Beatlened

    Beatlened Forum Resident

    Dublin, Ireland
    Ep 5 Insufficient Praise was hilarious. Good story. Lot of guest stars who were all good. Carmine Caridi was fun as Uncle Moke. He died last May so this must've been filmed shortly before that
  8. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident In Memoriam

    mill valley CA USA
    Mocha Jane
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  9. Plinko

    Plinko Forum Resident

    Sunday’s episode was brilliant yet also very funny. It seems that Larry made fun of all the closet Nazis and those that don’t even know they are Nazis. I didn’t see the twist at the end coming.
  10. adm62

    adm62 Senior Member

    Toronto, Canada
    Well, it wasn't filmed after he died ...

    Episode 6 was maybe the best yet this season. Vince Vaughn confuses me though as I just think he is playing himself.
  11. Yawndave

    Yawndave Forum Resident

    Santa Clara CA
    Fred Armisen's character could have stepped right out of Portlandia...he was even driving a Subaru. Ha!
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  12. Bruce Racket

    Bruce Racket Forum Resident

    Episode 6 was hilarious. Larry is at peak funny when he's melting down. Lol.
  13. Beatlened

    Beatlened Forum Resident

    Dublin, Ireland
    No of course not. But it must've been filmed quite close to when he did die. Which is what I said. Unless these have been in the can for a year already
  14. dougotte

    dougotte Petty, Annoying Dilettante

    Washington, DC
    The "matzoh-scented" star and how it played into the plot made me laugh out loud.
  15. riverclown

    riverclown Someone left the cake out in the rain.

    Bradenton, FL
    I think Susie really was trying to kill Jeff with the surprise party. If she wasn't Larry wasn't exactly overly paranoid about it, because it did seem like a possibility. Her looking into a trip, soon, to the Bahamas fed into it. Kill her husband, get the money and head to the Caribbean to celebrate!
  16. Plinko

    Plinko Forum Resident

    “aggressively boring”
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  17. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    amazing this is still going!
  18. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

  19. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I love that guy! he is really hysterical...loved him in the movies as well...
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  20. Bruce Racket

    Bruce Racket Forum Resident

    And Susie in episode 6 was in rare form. I think she's at her funniest when she's freaking out … and she was freaking out a lot in this one.
  21. dougotte

    dougotte Petty, Annoying Dilettante

    Washington, DC
    "Everybody's afraid of her!"

    I also thought the final reveal of the toilets in Latte Larry's was funny.

    In the lady's room:
    Vince - "Where do the pants go?"
    Larry - (obviously hadn't thought about it) "Ah, don't worry about it."
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  22. Veltri

    Veltri ♪♫♫♪♪♫♫♪

    Old episodes are re-airing and I've been watching them just before the new episodes.
    I have to say, the older episodes were making me laugh harder.

    But this week's new episode was to the former high standard.
    Larry got back to the good laughing section.
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  23. MRamble

    MRamble Forum Resident

    Last night's episode was closer to the Curb that I recognize. The previous 3 episodes all were of low quality. Almost felt like SNL sketches.

    This new season of Curb is slowly resembling The Simpsons where there is a distinct cut off point between the classic era and the new era.
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  24. Maseman66

    Maseman66 Forum Resident

    Westchester, NY
    Cracked up many times watching last night's episode. Easily the funniest this season.
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  25. dougotte

    dougotte Petty, Annoying Dilettante

    Washington, DC
    There's a good article about Richard Lewis in The Washington Post:

    J.B. Smoove doesn't talk (or write?) at all like his Leon character:
    'Comedians “have a unique filtration system,” Smoove says. “We can take the amazing pain of being ourselves and reprocess it through our bodies and give it to you in a manageable form. It takes a lot for a comedian to give that to you. We have a high tolerance for love. And a high tolerance for pain.”

    Lewis’s gift, Smoove says, is “to turn it up as much as possible. His act is as the Prince of Pain, but it’s his management of that pain. He has to have control of his happiness, too.” Smoove contends, “Somewhere in there is a puddle of glee.”'
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