• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 5, 2005
Season #: 1, 2
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 40
  2. Negative: 7 out of 40

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User Reviews

  1. Jan 15, 2011
    10
    Awkward, hilarious, and generally brilliant. Lisa Kudrow gives an inspired performance, and the whole ensemble is great. It is a damn shame that HBO cancelled this after its first season.
  2. Nov 11, 2014
    10
    Brilliant, amazing, funny, sad, pathetic, horrible, and nothing like it anywhere, THE COMEBACK is back and just as good as ever. An astounding achievement.
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25
  1. Denver Post
    Reviewed by: Joanne Ostrow
    Mar 16, 2014
    70
    A worthy new configuration - the side-splittingly sad sitcom. [2 June 2005, p.F-01]
  2. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Mar 16, 2014
    40
    It's one thing to laugh at characters on TV shows who behave foolishly, who deserve to be mocked. Valerie's crimes for the sake of comedy are nothing more than aging with an undiminished Hollywood ego. It's a little funny at first, but it quickly turns sad, something you want to look away from, not laugh about. [2 June 2005, p.WE-37]
  3. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Mar 16, 2014
    25
    Seems a gigantic miss for HBO. Although King has tried to write a B-story for Cherish -- her home life -- it doesn't ring true.