Web Therapy is a Web Original series starring Lisa Kudrow as therapist Fiona Wallice. The basic setup of the show is Fiona providing short therapy sessions online with her and her patient through video chat. What actually happens nearly every episode is Fiona either trying to capitalize on her show by exploiting her patient's sensational problem or some horrible revelation about her childhood/marriage/personality. The show is popular enough (and funny enough) to attract a laundry list of celebrities to play the patients; Courteney Cox, Alan Cumming, David Schwimmer and Julia Louis-Dreyfus to name a few.
In 2011, it was turned into a TV series airing on Showtime. On August 2015, Showtime cancelled the TV series after four seasons.
This show provides examples of:
- Actor Allusion: A few references to Friends are dropped during Courtney Cox's "session".
- Anti-Hero: Fiona
- Corpsing: The credits of the TV Show feature the actors breaking
- Improv: The characters' traits and relationships are written and a basic outline of the episode is sketched out beforehand. Apart from that it's all on the fly.
- Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: For a supposed therapist, Fiona is a narcissistic, inconsiderate, selfish, attention-seeking jerk who actually needs often more help than her patients. And its hilarious when it becomes clear.