Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Second Season

Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Second Season
Larry David's very understanding wife, Cheryl, manages to explain what is wrong with her husband's mentality when he refuses to give two trick-or-treating teenage girls candy, which results in their house being vandalised. She explains to Larry that he has his own set of rules that he wants everyone to adhere to, but that no one else knows what his rules are. The continuing focus of Curb Your Enthusiasm in its second year is to pick apart life's little unwritten laws about etiquette and political correctness, coupled with the numerous misunderstandings that all eventually build up and bite Larry in the ass in the final minutes of every great episode. The continuing story line of season two has Larry trying to pitch a television series inspired by Seinfeld (which he co-created) to Jason Alexander and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, but that plot is just a thin thread to string the scripts together. It's excruciating to watch Larry give up writing in order to fulfil some childhood fantasy of selling cars, or to wiggle in your seat while he steals the head off one little girl's doll in order to replace the one he cut all the hair off of. Most of the time Larry should know better then getting himself into these dreadful situations, but there's also times where he's the voice of reason, speaking out against stupid rituals that the public just accepts as common knowledge. Even though the second season of Curb Your Enthusiasm is even stronger than the first, the DVD fails to deliver any extras whatsoever, which is a big disappointment considering the first season offered the original HBO special that inspired the series. Sure we get to see Larry trip Shaquille O'Neal during a Lakers game, putting him on the DL for two months, but couldn't they have thrown in just the smallest extra? (HBO/Warner)