Like its fellow HBO series Sex and the City, this
half-hour comedy broke some TV rules and went from critics' darling to an
award-winning series in three years. Curb Your Enthusiasm is the
brainchild of star-creator Larry David who co-created Seinfeld and was
the basis for the easily rattled George Costanza (who was played by Jason
Alexander). Like George, David has a tendency to speak too much,
blow things out of proportion and, most often, fail in the end (and
often liking it that way). David's new show is also like its
predecessor: it's about "nothing" except following the day-to-day
ramblings of a sometime writer and comic (this time in L.A.).
Eternal questions stemming from universal daily dilemmas are honed
to perfect comedic absurdity. A notable exception is the show is
only scripted by plot; much of the action is improvised.