The Comeback (2005– )
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Valerie Is Brought to Her Knees 

Valerie arrives on set for the first day of shooting Seeing Red, where she meets her co-star, Seth Rogen, and has to deal with the awkwardness of a potentially explicit sex scene.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Kudrow ... Valerie Cherish
Lance Barber ... Paulie G.
Robert Michael Morris ... Mickey Deane
Laura Silverman ... Jane Benson
Damian Young ... Mark Berman
Seth Rogen ... Seth Rogen
Rose Abdoo ... Marianina
Zoe Chao ... Shayna
Brian Delate ... Ron Wesson
Mark L. Young ... Tyler Beck
Winnie Holzman ... Script Supervisor
Abigail Klein ... Ashley
Frederik Pohl IV ... Ned (as Frederick Pohl IV)
Mike Rose ... Ashanti
Keith Keola Sakima Keith Keola Sakima ... Second Assistant Camera


Valerie arrives on set for the first day of production for Seeing Red and meets her co-star, Seth Rogen. Meanwhile, she is apprehensive about shooting a fantasy sex scene in which Mallory (Valerie, playing a version of herself) is to give Mitch (Rogen, playing the character based on Paulie G) a 'special kiss'. Written by Anon

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23 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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step out of their comfort zone..
26 July 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

The Comeback

The creators Michael Patrick King and Lisa Kudrow is deriving from an already established formula few steps ahead only to not end up with a definite answer. This Eric Rohmer-ness part of the series is what I adore. The rickety chair that this world hinges upon is, against all odds, balanced. Not fair, not sugar-coated, nor surrounded in the pathology that its characters tries to suppress, it is an adequate justice sentenced. The mockumentary theme has been around for a while and reasoning its way in, to the window that is framed as a part of narrative has to be and is pragmatic in here. Addition to that, the writing, the conversations, the small talks, is something that swoops us from the very beginning of the show.

It remains a reality show from head to toe for sure. Every last bit of its cookiness is sprinkled in the sneak peek of show business as an excuse of the character's nature and remains true to its tone throughout this exhaustive journey. It is exhausting, because it is intended to, plus following a character- literally- for this long ought to wear out the formulaic structure it bases the entire series upon. Enters Lisa Kudrow. Her overly hyped narcissistic version of attention seeking celebrity is a gold mine for any actor.

And carving out this character herself, she lives up to the vision she and her co-workers have imagined exceedingly making her the best asset of this show. And if the first season suffered the cliched diseases of such genre, the second one is a polished reboot that overcomes the limitation by first and foremostly dividing the perspective of her journey. Where actually then, supporting characters come under the limelight they deserved completing the series in a whole; The Comeback title stays meta.

Valerie Is Brought To Her Knees

It is beautifully done in the sense that it puts three people in one room being observed by plenty of people who are totally into this drama and the ones inside it can't wait to leave this situation. That repulsing enacting a fantasy of attraction elevated by performance describes the compromising life of this lead character at its best.

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