Seinfeld is an American television situational comedy conceived by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld on NBC networks which broadcasted from July 5, 1989 to May 14, 1998. The executive producers were Larry David, Benjamin Scott, Howard West, George Shapiro, Andrew Scheinman, Jerry Seinfeld, Alec Berg and Jeff Schaffer. The direction team is formed by appointing Art Wolff, Tom Cherones, Andy Ackerman and David Steinberg with multi camera setup. Columbia Pictures Television, Columbia TriStar Television and Sony Pictures Television were the distributors for the show. The series were financed by Castle Rock Entertainment, Conundrum Entertainment and Columbia Pictures Television.
The team of script writers includes Larry Charles, Peter Mehlman, Gregg Kavet, Andy Robin, Carol Leifer, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer, Steve Koren, Jennifer Crittenden, Tom Gammill, Max Pross, Charlie Rubin, Marjorie Gross, Alec Berg, Elaine Pope, and Spike Feresten and co written by David and Seinfeld. The story is set on an apratment block on Manhattan’s Upper West Side which hosts George Costanza which is played by Jason Alexander who is Jerry Seinfeld’s best friend. Jerry is a minor celebrity in stand-up comedian. Julia Louis Dreyfus played for Elaine Benes’s role who is Jerry’s ex-girlfriend. And the last main character was Cosmo Kramer portrayed by Michael Richards, he is Jerry’s irritating neighbour.
The series went off through many conventions of mainstream television. Its all about nothing and it was the first series after Monty Python’s Flying Circus. The humour is strangely driven from conflicts and dispositions. Almost all the episodes depicts that the characters peep into others life more than concentrating on theirs which lead to disastrous results. As most of the sitcoms have pathos but this serial don’t have such things. The characters are 30 above and singles with vague identities and indifference to morals. Most of its episodes are inspiration from real life experience like The Revenge which experience Saturday Night Live. Two more serial like The Contest and The Phone Message are based on David’s experience.
The theme composer is Jonathan Wolff. The music consists of solo and back ground music that connected the scenes and sequences. It lacked in playing the traditional track which was about to play on the first moment of dialogue or sequence. The series had two High definition versions, first was network television with the ration of 4:3 for the DVD release. TBS networks started airing the show in HD. The TBS broadcasting reduced the running time.
The fourth season received 12.75 rating with 13.7 million viewers for it while it was increased tp 19.6 million viewers and it kept on increasing in each season from 20.6 to 21.2 to 20.5 to finally 21.7 in final season. It received nomination from many awards but received Outstanding Comedy Series in Emmy Awards in 1993, Golden Globe Awards for Best TV-Series in 1994 and Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance.
The series is filled with amusing and catchy scenes that attract the viewers. They watch it without missing any of the episodes. They can watch Seinfeld online anytime they want to in order to relive the experience. One can also log on to http://tvs-seinfeld.com/ and can take advantage of free Seinfeld episodes of their own choices. I personally like the programme because I have keen interest in watching comedy series.