Curb Your Enthusiasm started in 2000 on HBO. Larry David, the co-creator of Seinfeld, left that show before its seventh season. During his hiatus, he developed Curb. The show is a fictionalized version of Larry’s life but extremely close to reality. He’s rich, he made Seinfeld, he’s semi-retired and he’s friends with big names in Hollywood. It’s all really simple. Low-budget, mainly improvised and ridiculous plots. He zeros in on the mundane aspects of life… more so than Seinfeld. He takes these moments and turns them into cringe-worthy, hilarious bits. It was a pleasant surprise to hear that the show will return in 2017. Here are 4 reasons why I’m excited for the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
The Supporting Cast
Larry has a ton of famous friends and he brings them all on the show. From Michael J. Fox, Shaq, Mel Brooks, to Ben Stiller the list goes on. All of them in mundane problems and usually in conflict with Larry. It results in hilariously awkward scenarios. I look forward to seeing who he brings from the stable for this new season. I really don’t want to see anyone new, I’m interested in seeing some older guest return.
It Makes Fun Of White Privilege Constantly (Even If It’s Not Aware)
I’m not trying to put a political spin on the show at all. That isn’t what the show is going for and that isn’t what I watch it for. With that being said, the show does a fantastic and hilarious job looking at White Privilege and the bubble that some white people exist in. Squabbling over small, simple things, never really mentioning social issues in any helpful capacity, rarely interacting with non-white people, and never questioning their privilege. I’m interested to see if Larry addresses the current political climate in any capacity.
Curb has an amazing cast of regulars. Jeff Garlin, Richard Lewis, and J.B Smoove are perfect counterparts for Larry, but it’s Susie Essman that I’m the most excited to see return. She plays Jeff’s wife on the show and whenever she’s on screen she’s either yelling at Larry, Jeff, or the both of them. She called Larry everything from an asshole to a four-eyed fucking. She’s probably the funniest character on the show. The fact that she continues to deal with Larry’s antics despite how terrible he is, makes it all even funnier.
It Is THE Funniest Show Of All-Time
I’ve watched a lot of TV in my day. Curb is the absolute funniest show I’ve ever watched. I’ve seen every episode several times and the show only continues to get funnier. Its simplicity only adds to its humor and efficiency. The plots can be a bit too convenient at times, but the actors do a fantastic job improv-ing these stories and bouncing off of Larry’s absurdity. Larry has to be one of the funniest people on the planet for creating two of the funniest shows ever. I can’t wait to see what they do for this new season.