Posts tagged Larry David

Don’t ya hate it when a TV show doesn’t know when to quit?

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What started out as a novel, somewhat sleeper HBO TV mockumentary series has now become an expired ironic parody of itself. I am of course referring to  Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, which until recently, I had been a huge fan of–when it was still funny, cranky, and most importantly, cringe-worthy, due to the hilarious writing/characters’ antics, not because it’s still on the air/producing more seasons.

Larry David and HBO announced last week that the show would be returning for its seventh season, and guess what!–there will be a Seinfeld reunion.

Am I the only one who thinks that ship has sailed? The show ran from 1990-1998, so if there was a reunion to be had, maybe last year, pegged to the 10th anniversary since it ended?  Not to mention, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander have already appeared on the series–AND they all have/will end up on each other’s respective current/canceled series too.  So, yeah, we get it, the legacy of Seinfeld must and will live on…and on, and on, thanks to the 200 hours of weekly syndication.

Anyway, I think Curb needs to be curbed.  It’s only a matter of time before the writers really get desperate and send Larry, Cheryl, Jeff and Susie to jail.

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A match made in heaven…well, my heaven at least

Not sure if any of my fellow neurotic friends out there (you know who you are…but don’t get paranoid about it already) have heard about this, but Woody Allen and Larry David are filming a movie together. The title? Whatever Works. Honestly, would you expect any other title from those two? Anyway, here is the description according to a recent NY Daily News story:

“Whatever Works” casts David as a brilliant, misanthropic physicist whose dour outlook drives him to failed suicide attempts.

After splitting with his worldly wife and giving up his teaching job, he becomes a cranky chess instructor in a May-December relationship with a naive Southern beauty (Evan Rachel Wood), whose mother (Patricia Clarkson) schemes to split them up.

Sounds fascinating if you ask me. It’s supposed to open at New York City’s Tribeca Film Festival later this month, and then hit theaters wide in June.

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