DVD Review: Stellar Eighth Season of HBO’s ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

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CHICAGO – There was little on television in 2011 that was funnier than the razor sharp eighth season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” recently released by HBO Home Video in a 2-disc DVD set. The set is light on special features and stupidly not available on Blu-ray but the show itself is spectacular.

HollywoodChicago.com DVD rating: 4.0/5.0
Rating: 4.0/5.0

Where does a show like “Curb” go after the PERFECT seventh season in which Larry David essentially staged a “Seinfeld” reunion within the show that followed it on his resume? Home again. Taking Larry back to the Big Apple, as he does in season eight, was a stroke of genius. Larry’s misanthropy, now completely free to roam without his wife to ground it, is a perfect fit for New York City. What takes Larry back to NYC? A lie. With some series highlights, including an amazing appearance by Michael J. Fox, this is a must-own for comedy fans.

Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Eighth Season was released on DVD on June 5, 2012
Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Eighth Season was released on DVD on June 5, 2012
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Larry David is living the bachelor life. With his divorced finalized, Larry’s run-ins with celebrities, politicians, and new girlfriends prompt whole new levels of social inappropriateness, even for him. And when a faulty alibi lands him back in hometown New York, Larry’s social assassin skills are let loose on the Big Apple.

See Larry hit the dating scene, battle the Girl Scouts, deny a dying dog his last meal, disrupt a Broadway show, deal with “pig parking,” and offend everyone from Ricky Gervais to Michael J. Fox to Mayor Bloomberg. Will New York change Larry, or is it the other way around?

Special Features:
o Leon’s Guide to NYC
o Roundtable Discussion with Larry and the Cast

“Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Eighth Season” stars Larry David, Jeff Garlin, and Susie Essman. It was released on Blu-ray on June 5, 2012.

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