“Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 11” Review: Larry is back, and it’s more fun than ever

After Curb Your Enthusiasm’s season 10 debut in January 2020. It looks like all there’s been talk of is using Larry David in the red Maga hat.

As a tool to fend off the liberals of Los Angeles comfortably. Indeed the first season 11 of the Covid era will include a pandemic life change that no one can predict. Well, nothing in this show is ever predictable; Could hear even Larry David shrugging at the thought of tackling such an obvious problem.

What does not mean this season’s premiere:

Airing right 21 years after the series actually premiered as an hour special on HBO. It wouldn’t be considered an instant classic for many. (We knew Hanukkah was coming earlier this year, but not so soon.) granted, we are now living in a world.

Where John Hamm speaks Yiddish on television. A moment of genuine praise for a tiny percentage of the world’s population. But a bow-wrapped gift for Larry David’s most loyal core.

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The three mamaloshen terms are beshert (meaning “intended”. It often used as a description of a loved one), tsuris (meaning “trouble”), and shanda (which is an excellent way to describe someone who gives you better tsuris.)

Ham (oh, Ham by all names?) accuses Albert Brooks of being Shand. When an embarrassing secret is revealed at the slight end of the episode, one of the few indications of Covid. David’s decision to put the pandemic aside fits perfectly with the tone of the series. Which has been battling life’s more significant and more realistic problems. And focused on deteriorating the small, disappointing things.

As usual, the first episode of season 11 features David and his group of wandering Jews. Who wander from lunch to dinner to casual business meetings. The whirlwind of life without consequences aimed at yelling at each other, like sitting on the couch or not. Is it right to worry about someone with dementia?

Early about a forgotten payment. Even though tension, conflict, loud noises, and anger emerge from the screen. For some (and I’m part of that group, so help me), this display contains great catharsis, even comfort. Excessive wealth in Larry’s circle does not bring joy but does not deter fear. It’s like the old joke: I’m poor, and I’m rich. Rich is better.

The premise for this season is a little less plausible than last year’s “bad deal”;

Larry opened a coffee shop next to the rocking and bakery table. And it feels like an extension of one of Seinfeld’s most delicate arches.

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Larry sold the presentation to Netflix to create a new show – Young Larry – based on his early years as a free comic book. If she leaves the first meeting and says, “Don’t give me any notes!” one has to wonder if this isn’t a Cinéma Vérité moment. HBO can’t be too keen on the entire Netflix brand that fills the frame.

The episode starts with a silly diversion: Larry wakes up in the middle of the night. And when he comes down, a thief falls into his pool and drowns. There’s no time to ponder who the man is, but the fact that Larry’s pool doesn’t have a current coded fence means trouble.

The dead thief’s brother, sensing possible blackmail, wants Larry to pick his incompetent daughter on a new Netflix show. Even though she’s not a particularly skinny Latin American (played by a newcomer (Kayla Monteroso Mehia cheerfully) and her heroine is a frail Jew named Marsha Lifshitz, Larry agrees).

This brings us back to John Hamm. Larry met him at the Albert Brooks house. Brooks (who somehow didn’t appear on the show) had decided to take a page from Huck Finn’s book and wanted to see what his funeral would look like. He said he went to a few recently and was surprised how uncomfortable it was that the only people who wanted to hear all the compliments were dead people.

It is unclear whether Brooks will stay this season or qualify.

(It’s odd that Richard Lewis, who gets along with Larry better than anyone, is not in the episode at all, nor is Cheryl Hines, but her name is in the credits.) One person who is unlikely to return is Lucy Liu, who has just started dating.

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With Larry, but the relationship is broken when he walks through the glass door (“Looks like air!”), and he begins to look weak in his eyes. The rest of the gang, Jeff (Jeff Garlin), Susie (Susie Esman) and Leon (JB Smove), return for the usual symphony of screams and four-letter words. This is the perfect formula.