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Fiona Gets Kamal Deported to Avoid Paying Him on 'Web Therapy' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 31st 2011 6:44AM
'Web Therapy' - 'Exposed!'Fiona is easily one of the most despicable people on television, and yet she's the star of 'Web Therapy' (Tue., 11PM ET on Showtime). Of course, after meeting her mother it's not hard to see why she's so self-absorbed and horrible, but her behavior on the show has been absolutely abhorrent.

Just this week she got one of her clients fired from his job after she coerced him into looking up her husband's credit card transactions. She then took it a step further and had Kamal, the guy who helped set up her computer systems, deported back to India by his parents so she wouldn't have to pay him.

And she did this despite Kamal being in a relationship with Gina. Don't get me wrong, it's funny to watch her systematically ruining other people's lives, and watching them be stupid enough to allow themselves to be manipulated by her.

And they do balance it out by having things not work out the best for Fiona as well. We're still waiting for that confrontation between her and Kip over the revelations that not only is he gay, but that he's into some pretty kinky stuff as well.

Is it wrong of me to hope that by the time the series ends, Fiona winds up going to prison for the rest of her life, or something worse happens to her? I generally don't root against the protagonist of a series, but I can't help it.

Writing instructors try to say your protagonist needs to have some likable qualities, so that even if they're not the best person, you can still root for them. Larry David is a great example of this on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm.'

But there's something compelling about rooting so vehemently for Fiona to fail, or someone in her circle to get one over on her. It's a strange motivation for following someone's life, but it seems to work for this show.

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