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Dr. Craig “Huff” Huffstodt is a family man and a successful psychiatrist who gets a wake-up call when one of his patients commits suicide during a therapy session. Huff's whole existence - as doctor, husband, father, son, brother and friend - goes through a dramatic reawakening as he begins to question who he is, what he's made of and how he fits in -anywhere. Winner of 2 Emmy® Awards and featuring an impressive cast including HANK AZARIA, PAGET BREWSTER, BLYTHE DANNER and OLIVER PLATT, HUFF is “funny, emotionally complex and surprising (Newsweek)” …and that’s just what the doctor ordered!
Dr. Craig Huffstodt (Hank Azaria, Shattered Glass) has it all--beautiful wife Beth (Paget Brewster, Andy Richter Controls the Universe), cute son Byrd (Anton Yelchin), sleek golden retriever, silver BMW, and tastefully-appointed model home. In the pilot, an inconsolable teenager pulls a gun out of his bag and shoots himself--right in the middle of a therapy session. Suddenly, Huff starts to question everything: the job, the marriage, life. Created by Bob Lowry (Any Day Now) and produced by Scott Winant (thirtysomething) for Showtime, Huff combines drama, comedy, flashbacks, and dream sequences to examine one "rich, guilt-ridden white man's" struggle with the Abyss. Sometimes it's Frasier, sometimes The Sopranos--sometimes American Beauty.
Appearances to the contrary, Huff's well-constructed façade is not without its fissures, and as Byrd ominously quotes in episode eight ("Cold Day in Shanghai"), "If you gaze for long into the Abyss, the Abyss also gazes into you--Nietzsche." Live-in mother Izzy (Emmy winner Blythe Danner) is a judgmental busybody, younger brother Teddy (Andy Comeau, Providence) is a sympathetic schizophrenic, and best buddy Russell (Oliver Platt having the time of his life) is a pill-popping, cocaine-snorting, booze-guzzling lawyer whose moral compass has been missing "ever since my daddy's sperm hit the egg." Then there's psychotic patient Melody (Lara Flynn Boyle, The Practice), smart-talking office manager Paula (Kimberly Russell), and homeless Hungarian musician István (Jack Laufer) who keeps crossing his path. (Does he really even exist?) Other recurring characters include Huff's estranged father, Ben (Robert Forster), and Beth's terminally ill mother, Madeline (Swoosie Kurtz). In its first year, Huff garnered seven Emmy nominations and was renewed for a second season. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
Bought this dvd for me I really like HUFF when it was on TV... wish they had had more in t he series..Published 7 months ago by nanawozniak
Loved the show; don't know if there were more seasons aired, would love to have subsequent seasons if available.Published 10 months ago by Suretta Williams
I am so sad this show didn't make it past 2 seasons. Very well done.Published 10 months ago by Krista
Huff is an overlooked Showtime series from 2004-2006. I first started watching back in 2004 when I first got digital cable and Showtime for the first time. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Greg H.
Huff was the worst show I have watched - ever! It was morbid and ludicrous. Every episode left me depressed and thinking I needed a shrink! This series won an Emmy????? Read morePublished 16 months ago by The Reader
I confess. I never watch TV situation series. I hate commercials and don't need to watch or care who is dating whom. Read morePublished 16 months ago by William Dakota
I guess I was not expecting the R language, and I hated to see the lawyer doing drugs and acting inappropriately. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Shirley Hartwig
My love for this show, knows no bounds. It was amazing. The acting was incredible, the cast was one of the best ever assembled, the writing was solid. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Me
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|season 2 dvd||
cant find anything on season 2 dvd
Feb 20, 2007 by J. Brown | See all 7 posts
|Where's HUFF SEASON 2?!?!?!?!?||
Each and every episode is a masterpiece.
Apr 1, 2009 by Linda S. Hodges | See all 39 posts
|Blyhte Danner is the best !!||
I agree. I don't ever remember seeing Bylthe Danner in anything before. She is wonderful in this part.
Nov 25, 2006 by Rachael B. | See all 2 posts
|Can't believe it's gone!||
I just finished watching the last epsoide of the first season. Your posting is the first hint I had that there is a second season. I am going to email showtime to see when the second season will be on DVD.
Nov 25, 2006 by Rachael B. | See all 3 posts