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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 19, 2011
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
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  • Summary: Lisa Kudrow is Fiona Wallice, a therapist who gives advice through short webcam sessions.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jul 18, 2011
    70
    It's a static look that makes these half-hour shows a bit tough to endure visually (don't try watching two episodes back-to-back). This format lends itself better to web shorts but it is fun to see Dr. Wallice's world expanded, especially for fans of comedy that doesn't telegraph a joke well in advance.
  2. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Jul 19, 2011
    70
    As it is, some of the sharpness, the performance-art humor of the Web series is lost in translation, but even in the new form, it remains something remarkable, if not revolutionary, anchored by Kudrow, who is not so much inhabiting a character but an ethos--the self-help movement by way of Merrill Lynch and YouTube, with outtakes thrown in at the end for good measure.
  3. Reviewed by: Dorothy Rabinowitz
    Jul 26, 2011
    70
    The fine cast, both regulars and guest stars, elevates the proceedings considerably.
  4. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jul 19, 2011
    60
    The episodes play out in a series of uneven vignettes: droll, ironic and twisted. It's great to see Kudrow back on TV, but this visually static and comically stunted gimmick wears thin pretty quickly.
  5. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Jul 19, 2011
    50
    Ambiently amusing but generally inert, the show is badly in need of a hard-edged producer to tell the series' creators that they cannot get by on charm, no matter how much of that precious quality is imported by such guest stars as Lily Tomlin, Rashida Jones, and Bob Balaban.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Jul 18, 2011
    50
    You end up with a visually uninteresting half-hour filled with rambling conversations, as the actors struggle to advance what little story there is while slipping in the all-too-occasional funny remark.
  7. Reviewed by: Sal Cinquemani
    Jul 19, 2011
    25
    It's not just that Kudrow has failed to find a vehicle for her comedic talents since Friends; it's that the two-dimensional, often insufferable characters she's created are largely to blame for the failure of those projects in the first place.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Aug 10, 2011
    10
    The BEST new 30 min. comedy show on TV!!! So cleverly written and acted superbly by Lisa Kudrow. The guest stars are high caliber and extremely funny. I laugh all the way through it. PLEASE don't cancel it Showtime! Expand
  2. Jul 27, 2011
    10
    In the same vein as "The Comeback," Lisa's character is deliberately grating, and yet... while I don't think the show's for everyone -- particularly middle-aged straight men -- if you appreciate the incredible risk involved in the static screen and improvised scenes, and don't want to watch yet another "CSI: Wherever," I think this series is AMAZING! Kudos to Showtime for trying something new, because no one can make you cringe in awkward uncomfortableness like team Kudrow. Sometimes humor takes a different form than poop jokes. Expand
  3. Aug 2, 2011
    9
    Absolutely loved the webseries & the tv show seems quite promising! I do hope though that the same guest stars will appear since their interaction with Kudrow was the soul. It hasn't received a 10/10 since I am still trying to get used to the idea of a 30 minute show instead of the bite sized webisodes. I strongly believe though that the best is yet to come! The backstage bits during the end credits also a very pleasant surprise. Expand
  4. Aug 13, 2011
    9
    i think people need to be open minded and realize that this show is just hilarious. good casting; good timing; good script. everything works just fine. Expand
  5. Apr 9, 2013
    9
    I really like web therapy, it is a show you have to pay a lot attention to. I have to watch the episodes a few time each to get it which is one bad thing. But overall it is really funny and the characters are great. Fiona Wallace is a really funny character and just seeing how she interacts with people is hilarious. Expand
  6. Jul 22, 2011
    8
    Give it Time. My hopes are high. The first episode sets a promising season though not fully fulfilled yet. Hold on there,,something tells me Kodrow found her voice though needs more then "Well I'm the therapist put preoccupied with my own issues" shtick, then we might see some biting comedy. Hope so Expand
  7. Jul 11, 2012
    4
    Meh. Look, I love Lisa Kudrow, and I know the entire show is improvised, but some of the scenes are too long and stale, and can be cringeworthy at times. I applaud the attempt and I know it's improvised, but shows like Curb are improvised too, and they are able to deliver an actual punchline whereas Therapy doesn't. Not my cup of tea. Expand

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