Lennon & McCartney
The best television show ever. Ever. It's been off for how many years
and we still try and get our 1 1/2 hour fix every weeknight. Like those
famous Beatles, the combination of Larry David (too outrageous) and
Seinfeld (too pedestrian) was so much greater than the sum of the
parts. Classic ensemble work by Jerry, Alexander, Richards and
Louis-Dreyfus. Richards and Louis-Dreyfus are all-time comic all-stars
in their own right. It took them about 1/2 to 1 year to get up to speed
and then they're off and running. With David gone the concept showed
considerable wear in the final season, where some episodes are a grim
caricature of earlier successes (e.g., George's "Twix" episode). The
Puddy story lines were the show's one regular miss, particularly so
towards the end. But what a run! And completed by a fitting send-off.
The only television series I've watched regularly in the last 25 years.
The DVD collections are highly recommended and include loads of fun
commentary from the stars. 10 out of 10.