If you’re a classic car lover and you haven’t checked out Jerry Seinfeld’s new web series, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”, then it’s time to tune in. The show is currently entering its third season and is dealing out laughs while pulling in rave reviews (it was nominated for a 2013 Emmy). Part of what’s great about this show is that Seinfeld keeps the episodes fresh and doesn’t feel a need to force anything. Because of this laid back mentality, episodes range from 7 minutes in length all the way up to 23 minutes- perfect if you want to kill some time, especially at work 😉 In a recent New York Post article, Seinfeld says, “We can talk about something and maybe it leads to an interesting conversation and maybe it doesn’t, but I have the luxury, because of this medium, to not include things that just didn’t seem that entertaining.”
For the car lover in all of us, this show doesn’t disappoint, either. Seinfeld uses the web series as an opportunity to show off his 15 million dollar car collection. Yes, that’s right: 15 million! Each episode starts with a different vehicle, a montage of shots of him driving through sunny southern California, and a Seinfeld voice over describing his ride. Some of the vehicles included in the show include a 1960 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II, a 1969 Jaguar E-Type Series 2, and a 1958 Cadillac Eldorado.
To many, this show seemed extremely experimental because it was a major star relocating to the internet. But, Seinfeld is not the only major name to make the transition. Last year, Kevin Spacey’s House of Cards was a Netflix sensation, pulling in a couple of Emmy nominations in the process. Also, let’s not forget about Arrested Development making their long awaited return an internet thing. Seinfeld too is trying to stay one step ahead of the game, realizing that the world is revolving more and more around the internet. And, there are a lot of benefits to this world; Seinfeld says, “I do like the freedom of the Internet — we can shoot for any length of time we want — and I have absolute, 100 percent freedom, which is very exciting for me…We’re creating a new audience in a new medium with a new idea, and all of that together has made it fun for me.”
Capitalizing on this freedom, Seinfeld has even taken control of and starred in the commercials that air on the broadcast, giving him a 100 percent monopoly on the show. Pretty genius, I’d have to say.