CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM “The Safe House” Review

CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM "The Safe House" Season 8 Episode 2 – Last year Larry David took on girl scouts and aided a thirteen year old with her girl period, this week he rankled the ladies of a battered woman’s shelter and burlesque dancers.

Curb Your Enthusiasm works best, I believe, when it’s turning moments of absurdity into something that’s hilarious and awkward. Case and point the cold open of this episode: Larry wants to get himself an ice cream, but there are two women in front of the freezer, one sobbing, the other comforting her. What can he do? He still wants the ice cream. He asks them, not so diplomatically, to move it. They refuse, asking him to leave them alone. So he starts trying to sidle on in there, going through the freezer next door to infiltrate the location of his desired ice cream. Any fan of ice cream will understand his desperation. Any human being with an ounce of compassion will probably be laughing at these weird and wacky antics. It’s a very funny scene which unfortunately doesn’t mark the beginning of a particularly funny episode. Read More...


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