From Wanda Sykes to J.B. Smoove's Leon Black, black characters have helped counter Larry David in ways white characters couldn't, says Tirhakah Love. "By now, the show has become a testament to how White creators can wield their power in service rather than in mockery," says Love. "Curb’s willingness to bet on Black and lean into racial awkwardness has paid major dividends and served up endless laughs. And there’s no signs of this ceasing any time soon: Just two episodes into season 10, it’s clear that J.B. Smoove and the crew are still here to serve that real. Like f*ckin’ mahogany."