The Comeback: Season 1 (2005)



Critic Consensus: Intriguingly cynical, The Comeback unfortunately lacks the sharp insight and sympathetic characters needed to skewer showbiz conventions.


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Air date: Jun 5, 2005
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Critic Reviews for The Comeback Season 1

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There's a feeling that the makers of The Comeback have been too busy making comedy TV to watch much reality TV, so they aren't that attuned to the genre.

Apr 29, 2014 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

The Comeback is a worthy new configuration - the side-splittingly sad sitcom.

Apr 29, 2014 | Full Review…

The Comeback was way ahead of its time. Who could have predicted back in 2005 how utterly inane reality TV would become?

Jun 1, 2018 | Full Review…

I saw this show and came away impressed by its mordant humor and bitter truth.

Apr 29, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The set, crew and cast members of 'Room and Bored' feel like a spoof of a hundred mindless sitcoms, and the backstage double-dealings provide some of The Comeback's best moments.

Apr 29, 2014 | Full Review…

The Comeback is funny, not in a side-splitting, "ha-ha" kind of way but more of a slow-burning, "yep" kind of way that makes you wince because it's so painfully true.

Nov 14, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The characters in The Comeback aren't worth getting to know. Kudrow may not want to be Phoebe anymore, but she should at least try to be someone we want to get to know.

Apr 29, 2014 | Full Review…

What kind of reality is this supposed to be-some shunning ceremony among Amazon Indians in the fevered imagination of Claude Lévi-Strauss?

Apr 29, 2014 | Full Review…

It's Kudrow who provides the show with its comic backbone, and the actress also gives the show heart.

Apr 29, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

[For HBO,] here's a tip prompted by the lameness of The Comeback and the failure of "Unscripted": Get out of the house. Leave the neighborhood. Stop navel- gazing.

Apr 29, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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