I finished the last four episodes of Lisa Kudrow's show The Comeback tonight. It ended up being not quite as good as Curb Your Enthusiasm - not as consistently funny, at least. In fact, the longer the series went on, the more sad it became: Valerie's pathetic and constant need for performance, for controlling everything around her, and for approval - culminating in the reversal of her decision to quit the reality show while on Jay Leno just because she realized that everyone was talking about it. I went from laughing out loud at several episodes at the beginning, to getting pretty depressed by it all in the last couple of episodes (though Kudrow's horrible performance of "I Will Survive" for her theme song was one of the funniest things I'd seen in a long time in a I-can't-turn-away sort of way).
It's too bad the show was cancelled, because it would have been interesting to see where the series went. However, that Season One did have a complete story arc, and, wow, it's pretty clear that Kudrow is one of the best comic actresses working in America. She was brilliant throughout.
Strange night. I'm feeling sick and slept from around 4 until 7, when one of Holden's farts woke me up with a vengeance: he needed to go out bad. I got up, frittered around for a while, and finally decided to watch the rest of The Comeback. Sadly, the forecast has gone from 2-3" of snow to less than 1", so I'm thinking there will be school tomorrow. I might call in sick if I'm not feeling any better, though. My bones ache a bit.
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