There are two types of good TV shows in the world, those that are so good they never catch on outside of a small audience and are lost forever, and those that are so good they stretch on forever and ever making you eventually wonder what it is you liked about them in the first place. Lisa Kudrow has been on both kinds. In the former case it was HBO’s The Comeback, in which she played Valerie Cherish, a neurotic, past-her-prime sitcom actress being followed around by a reality TV crew. It was heartbreaking and supremely awkward, so naturally it didn’t last.
HBO just released a trailer for the revived series. It appears this time Kudrow’s character is set to star in an HBO show within the show about a, you guessed it, neurotic, past her prime sitcom actress. I do need to see that.