Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Fifth Season

You either love or hate Larry David; he makes you laugh or cringe as he dictates the unwritten rules of life, even though most would disagree with him. Larry sinks to an all-time low this season while trying to skip out on donating his kidney to Richard Lewis, one of his best friends, who is bed-ridden and in dire need of Larry’s help. Though when you think about it, is it really wrong for Larry to avoid giving up one of his organs? Why should he be guilted into something like that? Of course, most people might not think twice about saving a friend's life, but you have to admit that some of the points Larry raises would cross your mind in a similar situation. He, however, actually has the nerve to say some of these inner thoughts out loud. Though maybe it’s not the strongest season of this amazing series, there are still many great moments, including what appeared to be the series finale (David has agreed to one more season), as Larry has a near-death experience and is greeted by his guardian angels, played by Dustin Hoffman and Sacha Baron Cohen, as well as his mother, played rather well by Bea Arthur. The DVD also was under the impression that this was the end, as it contains two good featurettes on the history of the show, as well as the process of creating such loose scripts and the ideas that then blossom into something terrific, thanks to such a talented cast. Thankfully, this won't be the last DVD instalment of a show that’s gaining on David’s Seinfeld as classic material. (Warner)