Enthusiasm, Curbed


For its first couple of seasons, I thought HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm was pretty much the highest form to which the sitcom could aspire. Indeed, I even defended the show against a moronic attack a year or so ago.

But boy did last night's CYE season finale suck. That's an hour none of us will ever get back. Somewhere over the past two years, Larry David's character stopped being the critical anti-hero focus of the show and instead did just become a relentless jerk who escaped the final-act ritual humiliation that made the earlier episodes so entertaining.

Ah well, there's still the presidential campaign around for cringe-inducing comedy.