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  • Summary: Comedian Jerry Seinfeld shares coffee and car rides with Alec Baldwin, Neal Brennan, Dana Carvey, Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres, Zach Galifinakis, Jerry Lewis (posthumously), Kate McKinnon, Hasan Minhaj, Tracy Morgan and John Mulaney, and Brian Regan as the web series moves to Netflix forComedian Jerry Seinfeld shares coffee and car rides with Alec Baldwin, Neal Brennan, Dana Carvey, Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres, Zach Galifinakis, Jerry Lewis (posthumously), Kate McKinnon, Hasan Minhaj, Tracy Morgan and John Mulaney, and Brian Regan as the web series moves to Netflix for its 10th season. Expand
  • Genre(s): Talk & Interview
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jul 3, 2018
    75
    Mostly for the die-hard Seinfeld (and "Comedians") fan, these are more often about the guy who picks up the check than about his guests. But at their best, they're--what else?--funny.
  2. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Jul 27, 2018
    70
    The twelve new episodes are slightly snappier than earlier ones, which sometimes allowed silences to speak of easy companionship or productive awkwardness. But the fundamental structure abides: Jerry and his passenger drive around, hang out, grab a bite to eat, and enact a chummy discourse on topics ranging from the philosophy of humor to theories of everyday life. It’s nonnutritive, but it has some pep.
  3. Reviewed by: Jen Chaney
    Jul 5, 2018
    60
    Usually, the conversations are entertaining or substantive enough to distract from that fact. But it’s harder this season--either because of Seinfeld himself, the times in which we are living, or some combination of the two--to overlook how out of touch the whole exercise, including Seinfeld, sometimes seems. No one would ever accuse Seinfeld of being woke, but there are times in Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee when he seems to be the anti-woke.
  4. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Jul 9, 2018
    40
    A mostly uninspired new season.
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  3. Negative: 3 out of 3
  1. Jul 16, 2018
    3
    It's not quite as engaging as previous seasons. One thing it is though is a lot more of a product placement whore. If I see one more LavazzaIt's not quite as engaging as previous seasons. One thing it is though is a lot more of a product placement whore. If I see one more Lavazza plug I think I'm going to puke! Expand
  2. Jul 8, 2018
    1
    nice 15 minutes, if you love classic cars and focus just on the guest, not considering jerry seinfed answers, which are, mostly, material. andnice 15 minutes, if you love classic cars and focus just on the guest, not considering jerry seinfed answers, which are, mostly, material. and I mean it in a sense not true at all. everything he did, do and will do, it’s about himself, the only gigantic art project he actually consider, and obviously, for ‘da money’. the proof are the very, very annoying and distracting Lavazza product placement, really non needed at all, because both Mr. Seinfeld and Netflix have a lot of money. the only gigantic thing I see is the protagonist massive ego, not even far interested to other life experiences. Sadly, as the time goes by, my genuine attachment to the idea of Mr. Seinfeld as a great human being, very alive during the 90s, is, not so slowly, fading away, discovering, a very wrong side, an ugly side of his personality, almost like, I repeat, almost like, as a concept, not as the criminial acts, the horrific shadow who everyone discovered above Bill Cosby, a comedian I love but, like Stephen Colbert, I can’t view or listen anymore. Expand
  3. Jul 10, 2018
    0
    There's a balancing act with Seinfeld. Being laid back because he has nothing to prove is refreshing. Being smug and telling people he hasThere's a balancing act with Seinfeld. Being laid back because he has nothing to prove is refreshing. Being smug and telling people he has nothing to prove is infuriating. There are parts of the new series that are absolutely maddening and I say this as someone who has loved previous seasons.

    Who asks Ellen if she likes penises? WHO DOES THAT? It was the most cringe-inducing piece of TV I have seen in a long time and it wasn't even the set up to a joke - just another Seinfeld observation that he really wanted to share at the expenses of hearing his guest speak.

    Why did Seinfeld feel the need to continue to lecture Tracy Morgan on what he should be doing with his career? Who, apart from Jerry, made Jerry the King of Comedy. In 2018 if you ranked the best stand ups in America, Jerry wouldn't come close to the top 10.

    What could have been a poignant, emotive moment of Chapelle going back to school was pretty much brushed over, in favour of yet more air time for Seinfeld's views. What awful editing. I'd have happily just watched an hour of Chapelle talking about his school life. It's like Seinfeld stands over the editor's shoulder demanding...more me...MORE ME!

    Meanwhile with Hassan Minhaj, a masterful comic and storyteller, you just want more of everything other than Seinfeld. And that's broadly the problem with this series.

    The worst of it peaked with Neal Brennan where you felt the whole theme was "ordinary people aren't smart like us" - if you could overhear them on the next table in a restaurant, you'd ask if you could move. It was hateful. After a while you begin to imagine that Jerry's wife thought up the premise for the show because she was so tired of him following her round the house force-feeding her his view on a world that he imagined was far less smart than him.

    Seinfeld says he doesn't care about what people think. He doesn't care for modern comedians. He doesn't think what modern writers do works. He needs to start caring. This is all just so lazy and smug.

    I watched his Jerry before Seinfeld special and expected something new in the accompanying stand up. The same jokes again. The same routines that he's been doing for literally decades. Meanwhile modern comics are coming up with new sets every single year. But Jerry still clearly thinks he's better than they are. Even the voice overs on CICGC sound like he's just churning again. That same flat tone of voice, that same slightly too fast delivery that makes his routine just seems not so much well-worn as worn out. He pretends he loves doing all this...but it comes across as if he just wants it done already.

    In CICGC Jerry invented another hit show. And when that was proved beyond doubt when Netflix bought it - instead of turning up the effort and the funny, Seinfeld sat back and said...look at me, I did it again.

    If Seinfeld is going to stay relavant, interesting and.... funny - it's time for some humility. I'm not sure these are the right times to make your thing being smug, rich and lazy.
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