FAN THE FIRE
’ve never watched
. I’ve heardthat it’s antastic, and a heap o my riends are massive ans, but I’venever elt the urge to delve back andpower through the somewhat epic 180episodes. Don’t get me wrong, it’s notthe daunting number o seasons that’sholding me back, nor that it wouldtake up a airly substantial portion o my already threadbare ree-time, ora period o several months (I wasteenough o the week on crappy US Vto swap in a good show with ease), Ican’t quite put my nger on it; I’m justnot massively bothered about sittingdown the watch the show.Perhaps or that reason I’d neverreally seen
Curb Your Enthusiasm
, de-veloped o the back o an hour-longHBO special with
co-creatorLarry David. You probably don’t needme to run through the premise, but just in case, the show essentially justollows a ctionalised version o Davidas he goes about his business. Tat’sabout it. And it’s wonderul.It wasn’t until earlier this summerthat I’d ever thought about workingmy way through
. I’d seen the oddepisode, largely on late night V, but Inever quite got the humour, then aterstumbling upon seasons one, our andseven (an odd mix, or sure), and withthe usual slow summer months beorethe all, I decided to give them a go.Watching someone moan, splut-ter and nd problems with never-ending aux pas and social conventionshouldn’t be entertaining, but there’s just something about the writing on
that gets you. So cleverly does ithighlight a theme or topic and haveDavid berate others or get himsel caught in loops beore doubling backat the end o each episode to tie up thestoryline how you never expected; thestar, and writer, deserves great creditor keeping up such a high quality o entertainment or what are now eightgreat seasons.It’s rare that anything ever reallyhappens in an episode, which makes itso eortless to watch, it’s like everydaylie, only the show is so witty and hu-morous, you’d have never thought themundane could be so wonderul youcan’t take your eyes o it.For much o the V-loving audi-ence, this certainly won’t be news, butor the rest, take Larry into your heart,you’ll never want to let him go.
It’s fun to moan.
Curb Your Enthusiasm.