Its Inevitable Moment Of DisgracePosted by Richard on Wednesday, 4 February 2004
Joy Press: “Larry David's TV alter ego is transparently modeled on his real life: a middle-aged man living comfortably on his Seinfeld fortune, married to an attractive younger woman, with lots of spare time on his hands. The couple is childless, but in a sense Larry himself plays the child and his blonde shiksa wife, Cheryl (Cheryl Hines), the reproving mother. Where Seinfeld and his pals were overgrown adolescents who covered over their emotional disconnectedness with wisecracks and trivia, Larry regresses even further: He's like a bratty toddler who hasn't learned to put anybody else first. He won't sing "Happy Birthday" at a party ("I just feel self-conscious singing it," he whines), and offends his manager's wife by refusing to tour her new house. Curb's painful comedy follows that stubborn self-absorption through to its inevitable moment of disgrace, over and over again.”
There's also a longish (and inadequate) article about Larry David in The New Yorker.