Curb Your Enthusiasm is one of my all-time favorite comedies. I was a huge fan of Seinfeld growing up, so Curb was a natural fit; it also took me a few seasons until I discovered that George Costanza’s character on Seinfeld is actually based on Larry’s actual life, which made Curb even funnier since George is one of the best TV characters of all-time, and that’s not up for debate. With eight incredibly hilarious seasons already in the Curb Your Enthusiasm books, the door is still tentatively open at HBO for Larry to do a ninth, and as a huge fan all I can do is hope. In the meantime, at least we have reruns and thousands of hilarious Curb Your Enthusiasm videos like the one above – when Larry meets the flamoyant Greg – to keep us entertained!
Although this Marine’s biological clock will strike 31 years of age next month, I am still a science fiction enthusiast and will be until the day I die. Outside of the awesomeness that was Star Wars growing up in the late 80’s and early 90’s (VHS!), my first jump into the fantasy side of the sci-fi realm (I consider them together) was Terry Brooks’ Shannara book series. Although Mr. Brooks (not the evil Kevin Costner Mr. Brooks) first began with the epic Sword of Shannara in 1977, I jumped into the land of Shannara with the last, and in my opinion best book of his four-title “Heritage of Shannara” mini-series, The Talismans of Shannara, which was released in 1993. While I couldn’t give you a stronger, more enthusiastic endorsement or recommendation to pick up the Shannara series (you will not be able to put them down), I just find it hilarious that everyone and their mothers are now obsessed with Game of Thrones. Am I alone on this, or does anyone else just feel like it’s just the new hip thing to watch and talk about at work on Monday mornings? Hit the link below for more soapbox thoughts.
In my opinion HBO is the king of quality television. From Curb Your Enthusiasm and Entourage, to the insanely-addicting and ever-so-violent Game of Thrones, the premium cable network just continually surpasses my expectations. While I am sadly behind on my Game of Thrones episodes, it is a show that is quite possibly the best on television, period. I remember nearly three years ago watching the show On Demand for the very first time, and thinking to myself as I fired up the sixth of seventh episode that I still couldn’t believe that I couldn’t keep up with all of the character’s names and relationships – the show, and the setting was that massive, but it was so damn good I didn’t even care. Next up for me are the books – not to mention catching up on the show; next up for you is this awesome video, which showcases every single on-screen Game of Thrones death in less than 3 minutes. Enjoy, and as always, more after the link.
Although they’re separated by generations, they arguably both fall into the same weight class. Larry David, the king of comedy, and easily the biggest asshole on television (and that is a compliment!), vs the YouTube-original, everyone loves to hate him until they get caught blasting his music in traffic Justin Bieber; so who ya got? I’d have to go with Larry David; he’s got a huge height advantage, and I’ll take his New York City youth over anything north of border (South Park: The Movie: “They’re not even a real country, anyway!“) So when is the showdown, you ask? Well, I lied. This is just an awesome funny pic that everyone will get a kick out of, unless you’re in the 10-14 year old female group who owns every piece of Bieber gear on earth, then it’d probably be best to move along; you probably don’t even know who Larry David is, anyway. Enough talk; hit the link below for the awesomeness.
Where are my Curb Your Enthusiasm fans at? I have experienced every single episode of this hysterical HBO series, and I am hoping that Larry David comes back for a ninth (and more) season. Originally known for being the creator of “Seinfeld”, Larry David brings his George Costanza-type humor (you knew George’s character was based off Larry in real life, right?) to the streets of Los Angeles, where his extremely blunt and sarcastic personality seem to always get himself in trouble. The guy is a flat-out comical genius, and if you haven’t seen this show, you’re wrong.
SNL has been down for years now, so it is truly rare to get a quality episode these days. Those great or even simply good episodes are always centered around a dynamic celebrity host, as the current cast simply lacks true star, comedic power. It seems that as soon as a comedian on the cast emerges, they leave for bigger and better TV deals and/or movies, but who can blame them? Zach Galifianakis, the driving star behind the stellar “Hangover” films, took the SNL helm as host this past Saturday night, and he did not disappoint. Arguably the best skit of the show came as Zach appeared as a contestant on the game show, “Game of Game of Thrones”, with Bill Hader starring as the host. Although it’s no “Celebrity Jeopardy” with Will Ferrell and Darrell Hammond, it had that same feel to it – as well as the laughs.