CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM ANTICIPATED LIKE HURRICANE IRMA
After a 6-year hiatus, anticipation for Season 9 of HBO’s hit television show “Curb Your Enthusiasm” could be GREATER than last week’s anticipation for Hurricane Irma. Curb Your Enthusiasm, produced, written, and starring Larry David, returns October 1, 2017. Other stars of the show are Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, and J.B. Smoove.
Aside from the official website, where do fans of HBO’s long running television show congregate online? For a show with 9 seasons, only a few fan sites exist for Curb Your Enthusiasm. While Vulture.com, Sitcoms Online, Reddit, and Fanpop, appear to be the go-to sites for die hard “Curb Your Enthusiasm” fans, LarryDavidFan.com is the only site primarily focused to Curb.
Larry David, is the creator of the television show “Seinfeld.” David is known on Curb for saying, “Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Good.” T-shirts with the phrase may be purchased online from HBO.com or CafePress.com.
LarryDavid.com, FanPop, and Vulture feature videos and photos, while, SitcomsOnline and Reddit are merely message boards. All sites posted links to the Season 9 Trailer that HBO released on Youtube September 10, 2017. All fan sites also provide up-to-date information on “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
LarryDavidfan.com is a well-organized blog with photos, an episode list and is easy to navigate. However, some of the videos on the site did not play. The content could be organized better, but at least the site has no advertising. LarryDavidFan.com is missing an opportunity by failing to update the site and blog as often as the other fan sites.
FanPop.com featured a neat Curb Your Enthusiasm poll, recent articles, photo gallery with over 50 images, videos, wall for fans to post on, a place for fans to organize get-togethers, recent Curb articles and links. The site featured ads from UPS, clothing companies and Oracle. A Global chat pop-up appears on the site, which is annoying and appears to be a deceptive ad.
Vulture featured ads from Emporio Armani and Saint Laurant, but seemed dated as Season 7 was front and center on their site. The site provides fans with the latest Curb news, a place to buy episodes, soundtracks, books, and posters. Like Fanpop, Vulture is a fan site for thousands of television shows and also provides the latest on movies, and music.
Sitcomsonline.com had a nice listing of all prior seasons with a link to purchase them on Amazon, on the other hand, the site lacked aesthetic quality when compared to the other fan sites. This site is primarily a message board for Curb enthusiasts. Ads and links to other television programs appear all over the page which in turn is extremely distracting.
Like Sitcomsonline, Reddit is also primarily a message board. The site lacked photos, videos, and, thankfully, ads. Fans can post links, information, and content to the message board.
All current Curb fan sites offer fans a little something different. An exciting opportunity exists for a Curb Your Enthusiasm fan to create a dynamic fan page for Curb Your Enthusiasm. For right now, with Season 9 airing in two weeks, it looks as if LarryDavidFan.com is THE go-to place for Curb fans.
I met J.B. Smoove, who plays Leon on Curb, at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. I’m super excited to watch season 9, but even more excited to work with J.B. one day!!