Wednesday, March 18, 2020

What I’m Watching: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 10, Episode 7 “The Ugly Section” (B+)

Sometimes, this show points out the things in life that are obvious to most of us, and other times, it takes them a bit further and manages to be funny if a bit less realistic. The notion of an ugly section is a restaurant is exactly the kind of thing that only Larry would notice, and that he would try to test so that he could see what he needed to do to get into the good-looking section and how he could manipulate his way into a permanent spot. Getting the bathroom attendant fired for leaving his post was a humorous subplot, and I enjoyed seeing Nick Kroll in the role of the restaurant manager who, when he really needed to use the bathroom without anyone else there, admitted what Larry suspected and took him up on his deal. There were a handful of great guest stars in this episode, including Skyler Gisondo from “Santa Clarita Diet” as the son of the doctor, played by Ed Begley Jr., and Jane Krakowski as the widow with the apparently magical vagina. I wasn’t sure how a suicide was going to play on this show, but leave it to Larry to go after the widow right away and then screw it all up by asking her for the money back that he felt he was owed because Richard was cheating with his illegal club. I loved the last scene of the episode where Sam jumped up when they asked for a doctor, exclaiming “No, but my dad is!”

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