It’s been almost 10 years since Friends went off the air and the actors (minus Jennifer Anniston) have all struggled to find permanent full-time employment. Lisa Kudrow has had a few false starts, but seems to have finally got a permanent gig on Showtime, which picked up her original Web series about an online therapist (title making sense now?). The series is based around Kudrow’s Fiona Wallice, a wealthy Philadelphia therapist.
The show is improvisational, much like Curb Your Enthusiasm and relies heavily on guests stars (from Rosie O’Donnell and Lilly Tomlin to Alan Cumming). Once you get over the annoying accent Kudrow has cursed her character with, the show is surprisingly funny. The second season revolves around her husband being sent off to “sexual reorientation camp” after being caught in gay trysts while running for political office. A solid second season for a show that is unexpectedly original.