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Curb Your Enthusiasm: Ranking the seasons

Tony Black ranks the first eight seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm...

SEASON 8 (2011)

Expect, well, maybe Season Eight. The last season. For a while, we assumed, the final season of Curb. Larry David famously doesn’t produce a season every year like many other showrunners, with HBO quite happy to have him back however and whenever he wants (always remember he’s made the TV industry insane amounts of money thanks to Seinfeld). Larry only ever decides to make a season of Curb when he feels like he has a good enough story to tell. If there was one season Larry perhaps should have thought twice about though, it was probably Season Eight.

After seven years of Larry in Los Angeles, the show transplants him to his home city of New York after his divorce from long-suffering wife Cheryl (Cheryl Hines), where he gets into the usual dating disasters, scrapes with his old mates Jeff Greene (Jeff Garlin), Richard Lewis (err Richard Lewis), and Marty Funkhouser (Bob Einstein) amongst others, typically a host of celebrities such as Ricky Gervais, Rosie O’Donnell and memorably a finale feud with Michael J. Fox. It just lacks any kind of memorable, standout episode like the previous years had in their droves and by the end, you wondered if maybe Larry should bow out gracefully.

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