Fiona Wallace is a survivor. Leaving her last job at a large financial institution under a cloud of concern and innuendo, this kept wife and spoiled child turns her hand to counselling with remarkable results. Using a new “treatment modality” she’s developed – three minute consultations – Fiona is able to “cut through” all the other noise in a normal session and assist her patient with remarkable ease or something. Whatever… just as long as they pay up. Welcome to Web Therapy.
What began as an online series created by Lisa Kudrow (Wallace) Web Therapy has developed into a now three season television series appearing on Showtime in the US, with the entirety of the first season now available on Australian iTunes – first episode is free. It’s a highly pointed, very funny series with Don Roos continuing to direct and write with Kudrow, as does Dan Bucatinsky (Jerome Sokoloff – the alleged love interest).
It’s quirky and the strength lies in the absurd chatter between characters in an environment where therapy is the norm and everyone knows the language. Guest stars have been anything but thin on the ground – Lily Tomlin, Rashida Jones, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, David Schwimmer, Matt Le Blanc. It’s easy to see how the series had such legs on the web and to have it transition to TV is very, very enjoyable.
The permanent smile on Wallace’s face is engaging and charming, and the writing opens all sorts of scars with the characters sure to draw in the viewer. Web Therapy is a hilarious, dark comedy worth tracking down.
Web Therapy – Season one available on Australian iTunes.