February 3, 2020 at 8:06 pm #1203328993
I really enjoyed the premiere, though it did feel a little overstuffed. “Side Sitting” was definitely lesser, though I loved the subplot with Susie’s portrait. I thought “Artificial Fruit” was good, especially because the attention to minutiae felt quintessential Curb; plus it was directed by Cheryl Hines! I’m optimistic about the season overall. It hasn’t given us a series-best episode like “Palestinian Chicken” from Season 8 yet, but no other comedy on TV makes me laugh as much as this one does, even when it goes too broad.
Formerly known as PianoMann.February 4, 2020 at 12:44 am #1203329166
Sunday Night’s “Artificial Fruit” killed me, really going for the jugular this season more than ever it seems. It’s a pleasure.February 9, 2020 at 3:52 am #1203336048
Episode Title: “You’re Not Going to Get Me to Say Anything Bad About”
Synopsis: Travel plans go awry when Larry brings an impromptu date to a destination wedding. And, at the hotel, Larry finds himself in a sticky situation when he goes searching for a toothbrush.
Discuss.February 10, 2020 at 11:00 pm #1203342429
Trump shared a clip from the MAGA episode. Can’t believe it.February 11, 2020 at 2:07 am #1203342546
Not a series classic, but a welcome departure from the last two episodes! What has been unfortunately consistent has been how lacklustre J.B. Smoove has been. Leon has had more material in some seasons than others, but Smoove always brought it. He has seemed to have been phoning it in these four episodes. Perhaps part of the problem is how overstuffed things have been. The episodes are of course too long, but the show has become something of a hangout show, making for a different kind of deadweight. This used to be less of an ensemble piece, instead relying on Larry’s interactions with guest stars. Even when the show added Leon, it compensated by taking out Cheryl. Everyone is around all the time this season and I can see that dynamic being less conducive to individual characterization and the inspired improvisation that that should yield.February 18, 2020 at 8:07 pm #1203351432
This was a strong episode. And so many guest stars!February 19, 2020 at 7:57 pm #1203353045
This season is on fire!
Big fan of Better Call Saul, Sex Education, Barry, BoJack Horseman, and, especially, SurvivorFebruary 24, 2020 at 4:56 am #1203358287
Maybe the best episode of the season. It felt classic all the way through.February 24, 2020 at 1:19 pm #1203359063
Last week’s episode “Insufficient Praise” was the strongest of the season other than the premiere, by far. I’ve been enjoying the others like last night’s and the destination wedding one, but the extended runtime does definitely change the vibe of the show. The plots are getting more complicated and at times much more contrived, but like I said earlier in the season, it’s still one of the funniest shows around. I wouldn’t mind more seasons in this vein, even if they’re not at the level of the series at its peak.
Formerly known as PianoMann.February 24, 2020 at 1:35 pm #1203359081
I can’t believe we didn’t get to see Susie trying Larry’s bathroom.February 24, 2020 at 10:04 pm #1203359422
Best episode of the season! It was a collection of a hundred ridiculous scenes. The only thing that did not quite work was the final gag.February 28, 2020 at 7:58 am #1203363733
I finally caught up on the season last night, and while I was enjoying it, something seemed off. After looking on here, I realized it must’ve been the longer episodes. It’s not that they’re running low on material, but the plots feel like they’re being stretched a bit too thin. Still, Curb is always funny and I’m enjoying this season. I agree with the sentiment that the first and sixth episodes are clearly the best.March 1, 2020 at 10:49 pm #1203366287
This episode was very different. It was funny though.March 2, 2020 at 4:24 am #1203366440
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