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The Comeback’s second season: no reality TV, but far more reality

The Comeback‘s frequently sad, even melancholy second season concluded last night, and while Valerie Cherish was followed by Jane and a documentary film crew throughout, this season was most assuredly not about documentaries in the way reality television provided the underlying story for season one. No, it was about much more, the brutality of Hollywood and …

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The second half of The Comeback: from Charla to a puking cupcake

The Comeback returns tonight, and my attempt to break the rewatch over several weeks failed because when I did sit down to watch, I just kept watching. The problem with re-watching a phenomenal show that has just 13 half-hour episodes is that it’s easy to binge. While episodes one to four set up the season, and episode …

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The many surprises in The Comeback’s first four episodes

Revisiting The Comeback‘s first season was like settling into familiar sheets on an unfamiliar bed. Lisa Kudrow’s phenomenal Valerie Cherish character is immediate believable and likable, despite her incredible self-consciousness. But I’d forgotten how, underneath that familiar exterior, there was so much pain and sadness in the character and in her world. Both little details and major themes were lost …

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Watch The Comeback’s trailer, and let’s re-watch season one together

A full-blown trailer for The Comeback‘s second season has arrived. While HBO has been releasing clips, this trailer, below, is the most footage we’ve seen of Valerie Cherish, who’s now starring in an HBO series and being followed by behind-the-scenes camera crew. Besides Lisa Kudrow’s exceptional Valerie Cherish, we also see many of the other main characters …

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Will The Comeback return? Bachelor Juan Pablo sells appliances; Duck Dynasty bowl game

Will the brilliant parody series starring Lisa Kudrow as a new reality star Valerie Cherish return to TV? Co-creator Michael Patrick King told EW, “Lisa and I actually have had a couple of lunches lately where we’ve been missing Valerie and wondering where she’d be. That’s just a creative exploration Lisa and I are doing. …

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