Susan 313 is about a pop singer who had one big hit in the '90s and returns to live in her old apartment, which she kept but hadn't even visited for 10 years, following a breakup with her music producer boyfriend. (That turns out to be Jeff Goldblum – watch for his cameo near the end.)
The quirky, tonally uneven show features Silverman interrupting the narrative periodically to have a therapy group chime in with comical observations about the story, as well as her character's foibles and neuroses.
And there's lots to comment on: over the course of nearly 24 minutes, Susan reconnects with a good friend she hadn't contacted in 10 years; she has casual sex with a neighbour who lets her use his bathroom; she meets another neighbour, a friendly lesbian single mom who's more damaged than she is, and she doffs her clothes to ride naked in an elevator with a younger man who loved her one album from 15 years ago.
Silverman is a unique talent who has found it hard to land acting roles in any sustained way. It's too bad this laugh-track-free dramedy wasn't given the opportunity to find its legs, or an audience, because it's much more interesting than most of sitcoms out there at the moment.