Now that we've finally made it over the (almost 10 year) hump from the season 1 release to season 2, season's 3-6 must be inevitable.
I'll leave others to describe this season in detail but I'll simply state that The Larry Sanders Show was seminal and groundbreaking and has lost none of its potency in the years since it originally aired. It is solidly one of the best TV shows of all time. It was THE show that put HBO Television firmly on the map and paved the way for future groundbreaking HBO and cable shows such as The Sopranos and The Wire as well as countless network television offerings. With its semi-verite eye on an offbeat, creative and dryly humorous environment, The Larry Sanders Show changed the face and format of television comedy and paved the way for reality TV and faux reality TV shows such as The Office. While comedy for sure, the L.S.S. provides many dramatic arcs to follow as well, some very intense and serious- all played to perfection by one of the greatest ensemble casts ever assembled, including career defining performances for Jeffrey Tambour and Rip Torn.
Every season of Larry Sanders is as good as described above with only the last (6th) season showing slight signs of creative decline, during which the series was wisely wrapped up!
This is one of those shows that should be recommended to everybody, unconditionally. It was my favorite show when it was originally running while I was in high school in the early 90's. At the same time, it was my dad's and my grandparent's favorite show. My girlfriend and my friends followed it as well as my dad's friends and almost everybody I knew at the time.
That says a lot.
(See season 1 first of course.)