A former sitcom star Valerie Cherish desperately tries to revive her career. Valerie Cherish was once TV's ""It Girl."" Now it's a different story - and she'll do anything to get back in the spotlight. Desperate for a comeback she agrees to star in a new reality TV series allowing cameras to follow her every move as she lands a part on a new network sitcom. Episodes Comprise: 1. The Comeback 2. Valerie Triumphs At The Upfronts 3. Valerie Bonds With The Cast 4. Valerie Sta
'The Comeback' is a 'mockumentary' of Reality Television. This series follows ex-tv star Valerie Cherish (Lisa Kudrow) who has had a non-existent acting career since previous successes on the sitcom:'I'm It', which was cancelled over a decade ago. 'The Comeback' is the title of a reality tv show following her comeback to 'fame' after landing a part on a new sitcom, 'Room and Bored.' The series is comprised of the Raw Footage for the reality show and is basically the viewer watching the unedited life of Valerie and her works to promote herself in her comeback "with dignity" and find success once more through featuring on the new sitcom.
It's a cringingly funny series, with most of the laughs stemming from the ever camera-conscious Valerie, and the situations she gets herself into. Comically unable to get over the way things were and how things were done "on It," she manages to make some enemies as well as friends in her new job creating the typical dramatic climaxes that reality tv strives to provide. In addition, the ensemble cast all bring priceless comedic value to the series.
Within 'The Comeback' the dialogue and interaction of the characters makes them convincing and believable as real people and it is arguably this that draws the viewer to share in the highs and lows of Valerie's entire experience of reality television; and care for her as a person whether you like her personality or not! Lisa Kudrow does a brilliant job proving that she can do a lot more than ever evident as Phoebe on 'Friends.' The detail in each scene also makes for a great re-watch value. This was a thoroughly fun and enjoyable series, that leaves you wanting more.
In terms of special features there are two special interviews with Valerie (and Mickey) which amount to about half a normal episode. There are also episode commentaries for six of the thirteen episodes including two with Lisa Kudrow, one with Valerie Cherish (classic!), and three with co producer to Kudrow: Michael P King. These commentaries are both witty and informative and add something new to each episode.
This series was an unexpected but pleasant discovery and leaves me feeling that it's a shame that this never got renewed for another series.
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The complete series of the Emmy award-nominated comedy starring Lisa Kudrow. Valerie Cherish (Kudrow) was once TV's 'It Girl'. Now it's a different story - and she'll do anything to get back in the spotlight. Desperate for a comeback, she agrees to star in a new reality TV series, allowing cameras to follow her every move as she lands a part on a new network sitcom. Episodes comprise: 'The Comeback', 'Valerie Triumphs at the Upfronts', 'Valerie Bonds With the Cast', 'Valerie Stands Up For Aunt Sassy', 'Valerie Demands Dignity', 'Valerie Saves the Show', 'Valerie Gets a Very Special Episode', 'Valerie Relaxes in Palm Springs', 'Valerie Hangs With the Cool Kids', 'Valerie Gets a Magazine Cover', 'Valerie Stands Out on the Red Carpet', 'Valerie Shines Under Stress' and 'Valerie Does Another Classic Leno'.