The installment of the popular internet and Showtime series from Lisa Kudrow and Lexus’ LStudio guest stars Meryl Streep as “renowned sexual orientation therapist Camilla Bowner.” She’s screencast alongside Kudrow’s Fiona Wallace, a passive aggressive psychotherapist who’s iChat savvy and insists all her abbreviated sessions take place over the web (hence the series’ name). In fifteen minutes of loosely scripted, improvised dialogue we find out Wallace’s husband is in the sexual rehabilitation care of Bowner, who informs Wallace, in sweet, yet not at all emphatic tones, her marriage is doomed.
Like all sessions of Web Therapy, Wallace’s time with Bowner will take place over three installments. The first two are already out, with the third released sometime next week.
It’s not amazing, but it’s really good. A big part of that is it’s great to see one of the world’s most respected, celebrated, and talented actors step into a role outside of the confines of a major motion picture or television show to experiment and have fun with a character. You can tell Streep is enjoying her time on the web with Bowner, and you can’t help but enjoy it, too.