- Tuesday 5th July 2011, 9:25pm [Edited]
- 44 posts
Thought I'd start a topic on this because I've been trying to get into Curb Your Enthusiasm lately and I find myself really wanting to like it, but barely laugh and if I'm honest with myself sometimes even getting a bit bored.
Comedy is all down to personal taste, and sometimes you find something that seemingly ticks every category you look for, yet it just doesn't work for you and you can't really work out why. Music wise I'm exactly the same with Bloc Party, I should like them and I don't really know why I don't but it just doesn't do it for me.
I was wondering if anyone has a simular relationship with any other sitcom/films/stand-ups? I was told by lots of people that Curb would right down my street, I love Ricky Gervais and in various interviews he talks about Curb and how much he likes it and my friends that are into the same comedies as me (namely Office, Extras, Peep Show, Partridge) all include Curb as one of their favourite sitcoms. Yet when I watch it always seems obvious what's about to happen next. There's an argument over a social faux pas - Larry has to deal with the aftermath.
I see where the laughs are but it just doesn't hit me like it's meant to. I keep watching it, hoping that eventually I'll start to like it because it should be exactly the sort of comedy I like. So, is there any comedy that you've tried but didn't like even though people would think it's right down your street? Or are there any comedies out there you want to like, but just don't?