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HBO and Max may soon miss Larry David now that Curb Your Enthusiasm is coming to an end. Since the premiere of the 12th and final season, David’s iconic comedy series has rocketed to the top of the most popular shows on Max. Meanwhile, True Detective: Night Country is holding on at no. 2 despite the fact that the season is already over. This suggests that audience interest remains high, which would explain why HBO was so quick to renew it.
Meanwhile, Rick and Morty, On the Roam, and others are out, while Ninja Kamui, The Truth About Jim, Tokyo Vice, Little People: Big World, and Death by Fame are in. Additionally, the ever-popular late-night comedy news program, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, has returned near the top of this list now that season 11 has begun.
Keep reading for our complete countdown of the 10 most popular shows on Max as of February 29.
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10. Death by Fame (2023)
Genre: Documentary, Crime
Cast: Sara Azari
Created by: Tracy Ullman
If you’ve ever heard of Amie Hardwick, Johnny Lewis, Christina Grimmie, Adea Shabani, and Catherine Martinez, then you know that they all had brushes with fame, and they all died largely because of the effects that fame had on their lives. The women listed here were all murdered, while Lewis murdered someone else before his own demise.
Death by Fame tells all their stories and more in each episode. The second season recently premiered, and there’s no shortage of real-life horror stories about the price of fame and the people who are willing to pay it.
9. Little People, Big World (2006)
Cast: Amy Roloff, Matt Roloff, Zach Roloff
Some series seem destined to live forever, but few could explain how Little People, Big World managed to get 25 seasons out of the exploits of the Roloff family. This reality show has been going on so long that the central couple, Matt and Amy Roloff, have long since divorced and moved on to other relationships while their kids have grown up to start families of their own.
The hook of this show is that Matt, Amy, and their son, Zach, all have dwarfism, while the rest of their children are not afflicted by it. Season 25 just premiered, and there are almost 400 episodes to watch if you’re so inclined.
8. 90 Day: The Single Life (2021)
Genre: Reality, Drama
There is no escape from the 90 Day universe or the seemingly endless spinoffs that it has spawned. 90 Day: The Single Life features men and women who were previously seen in 90 Day Fiancé and whose relationships either fell apart on the show or shortly after their appearances. In this series, the jilted lovers take another stab at finding their soul mates. But at this point, it really feels like they’re stretching the franchise pretty thin.
7. Tokyo Vice (2022)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Cast: Ansel Elgort, Ken Watanabe, Rachel Keller
Created by: J.T. Rogers
How far would you go to get the story of a lifetime? Jake Adelstein (Ansel Elgort) thought he had all the answers in Tokyo Vice. But in the second season, Jake is learning the hard way that there are no easy resolutions in Tokyo’s criminal underworld.
As an expatriate from the United States, Jake moved to Japan to make his name as a crime reporter for a major newspaper during the late ‘90s. Unfortunately for Jake, he may come to regret making those life choices, especially as he finds himself pulled deeper and deeper into an abyss of his own making.
6. 90 Day Fiancé (2014)
Welcome to the flagship show of the “90 Day Universe.” On 90 Day Fiancé, couples are comprised of American citizens and a potential partner from another country who travels to the U.S. The couples then have 90 days to court each other, fall in love, and get married, or else the partner has to go home to their country. Maybe this show should be called Project Green Card.
5. The Truth About Jim (2024)
Genre: Documentary, Crime
Cast: Sierra Barter
The name Jim Mordecai isn’t going to mean much to the general public, but if Sierra Barter has her way, The Truth About Jim is going to change that. Barter is the step-granddaughter of Mordecai, and her family has been deeply scarred by this accused rapist. However, Barter is convinced that Mordecai is more than just an abuser. She believes that he may have been the Zodiac Killer.
Although the evidence linking Mordecai to one of the infamous serial killers may not be entirely convincing, Barter is absolutely steadfast in her quest to find definitive answers. Whether she arrives at the truth remains open to debate.
4. Ninja Kamui (2024)
Genre: Animation, Action & Adventure
Cast: Kenjiro Tsuda, Atsushi Ono, Yuuki Wakai
There’s a new anime sensation on Adult Swim, and it’s heating up the charts on Max as well. Ninja Kamui follows Joe Logan, a man who left behind his past as a ninja in order to start a family with his wife, Sara. But when it comes to the life of a shinobi, there is no retirement. Joe’s former ninja clan descends upon them and murders his wife and child before leaving Joe for dead.
Somehow, Joe survives and reclaims his old identity as Joe Higan, an assassin who is so lethal that even John Wick might get second thoughts about fighting him. Now, it’s Joe’s turn to cut a bloody path through his enemies to avenge his fallen family.
3. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014)
Genre: Talk, Comedy, News
Cast: John Oliver
Created by: John Oliver
For all of the talk about Jon Stewart’s return to The Daily Show, his former colleague, John Oliver, has been carrying on Stewart’s tradition of mixing comedy with news in Last Week Tonight for 11 seasons and counting. And Oliver already made headlines upon his return this season by offering Clarence Thomas $1 million per year for life to retire from the Supreme Court.
That’s the kind of stunt that Oliver can get away with on his show, in part because he largely has free reign to choose his topics and candidly share his thoughts about the absurdity of the American political system, among many other topics. Oliver may not be a native-born American, but he’s a national treasure.
2. True Detective: Night Country (2014)
Cast: Jodie Foster, Kali Reis, Fiona Shaw
Created by: Issa López, Nic Pizzolatto
The best seasons of True Detective tend to rely on the star power of the show’s leading detectives. Thankfully, True Detective: Night Country already has a strong foundation with Jodie Foster and Kali Reis as Chief Liz Danvers and Trooper Evangeline Navarro, respectively. These two women have a long history, and they really don’t like each other very much.
Regardless, Danvers and Navarro are facing a baffling case that seemingly begins with the disappearance of eight men from a research station in Alaska. But the roots of this mystery may extend further into the past than anyone suspects.
1. Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000)
Cast: Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman
Created by: Larry David
Nobody has a Larry David moment quite like Larry David himself. The final season of Curb Your Enthusiasm has arrived, and Larry has inadvertently found himself in the middle of another mess simply by giving someone water while they were waiting in line to vote in Georgia. There’s an actual law against that, in case you were wondering.
Naturally, any goodwill that Larry gets from that accidental act of “heroism” will only be fleeting because he’s a master at undermining himself and alienating even his closest friends. It’s just how Larry is, and that’s why we’ve loved laughing at him for the past 24 years.