The Comeback (2005–2014)
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Valerie Gets What She Really Wants 

In the lead up to Emmy night, Valerie attends Juna's annual party, where she receives an unexpected proposal. As the ceremony approaches, she must deal with a crisis at home and a massive bombshell.

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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
Malin Akerman ... Juna Millken
Dan Bucatinsky ... Billy Stanton
Kellan Lutz ... Chris MacNess
Mark L. Young ... Tyler Beck
Asif Ali ... Party Guy
Michelle Castillo ... Dr. Gonzales
Brian Delate ... Ron Wesson
Jill Donnelly Jill Donnelly ... Emmy Producer
Brian George ... Aman Adash
Brad Goreski ... Brad Goreski


It's the weekend of the Emmys in the second-season finale, and Valerie is riding high thanks to her success in "Seeing Red," and even gets noticed by a former "Room and Bored" costar at Juna's big bash, but she's still not sure if her husband, Mark, will be by her side on the most important night of her life. Written by Anon

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28 December 2014 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Last episode of the series. See more »


References E! News (1991) See more »


All About That Bass
Written by Meghan Trainor and Kevin Kadish
Performed by Lisa Kudrow
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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 Gets What She Really Wants

The title might denote to the character but it signifies the audience. One of the rare finales that serves the purpose teased from the very beginning and as a result the viewers tear up for more as they are led to this emotional taxi ride. What's fascinating is how mythological these characters are treated and how someone's uttered words are echoed so gracefully in those last moments.

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