Thursday, February 13, 2020

What I’m Watching: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 10, Episode 4 “You're Not Going to Get Me to Say Anything Bad About Mickey” (B+)

This episode was slightly longer than usual, but that just allowed for more time to showcase how Larry ends up being unlucky because of the terrible way in which he behaves towards others. The most truly cringe-worthy plotline of the episode was his reaction to his new girlfriend Donna showing her a picture of herself considerably heavier on their first date, carefully watching her candy and chip consumption in a truly offensive and horrible way. Everyone refusing to give him their weights for the private plane was predictably going to end poorly (they could just have told the pilot and bypassed Larry), and I expected him to be left behind, though I didn’t think that he’d want to stay behind with his prized coffee beans. Spinning everyone around so that the weight-guesser at the carnival could tell him what they all weighed was both absurd and funny. I like that Cheryl got some grief for wanting to just hop on the plane and not contribute, though she got out of that later when Ted’s surprise presence was somehow assumed to be part of what she originally paid. Ted confirming that Larry slept with Cheryl came at the worst possible time, and somehow it was Larry who got blamed for ruining the wedding. I was thrilled to see Timothy Olyphant, who showed just how hilarious he can be on “Santa Clarita Diet” and “The Good Place,” as Mickey, who perfectly delivered his rationale, similar to what Larry might have said if the tables were turned, that he couldn’t lend him his emergency toothbrush because he might need it in cage of his own emergency.

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