In Treatment: Season 1
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HBO premieres the first of 43 episodes of In Treatment, a new half-hour drama series starring Gabriel Byrne, and adapted from an enormously popular Israeli series created by Hagai Levi (one of HBOs executive producers, along with Rodrigo Garcia, Steve Levinson and Mark Wahlberg). Set within the intimate confines of individual psychotherapy sessions with five sets of patients, the series centers around Paul (Byrne), a therapist who exhibits an insightful, confident demeanor when treating his patients, but displays a crippling insecurity while counseled by his own therapist, Gina (Dianne Wiest). Patients undergoing treatment with Paul include a young doctor (Melissa George) who has fallen in love with Paul, a Navy pilot (Blair Underwood) reevaluating his life after a failed mission in Iraq, a teenage gymnast (Mia Wasikowska) with suicidal tendencies, and a sexually passionate couple (Josh Charles and Embeth Davidtz) who are troubled in all other areas of their lives. In addition, Pauls wife Kate (Michelle Forbes) will be featured prominently this season.]]>
- 43 episodes on nine discs
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Are you tired of seeing thin, carbon-copied and cliched characters in movies and television shows? Then this is the perfect series for you, because here the whole point is to explore the inner lives of the characters.
Does the the fact that this series focuses a great deal on the emotions of the characters mean that there is no "action?" Only if you define "action" as soley encompassing explosions or giant robot attacks.
To me, however, there was more action in this show than almost any other I've seen: there was the complexity of coming to terms with the guilt of death, of a disintergrating marriage, of children torn between parents, of unrequieted love, of the intense pressures to be successful, of professional jealousy, of the quiet desperation of everyday life, and the pain and bravery of those trying to take control of their lives.
The writing is really quite incredible. I was time and again rivited by the ways in which the story tellers captured and traced the emotionally raw and complex workings of the human heart- the tangled web which constitutes human relationships.
Some detractors have said they find the characters "annoying:" these characters strike me as "real," for, in life, people are themselves complex and full of paradoxes, at times annoying but at others deeply sympathetic. I came to be involved with all the characters, and, in the end, they all suprised me, up until the very last episode.Read more ›
I don't know how to describe how amazingly real this series is. As someone's not only studied therapy and psychology academically, but who has also been "in treatment" for over 100 hours, this is the closest thing to real thing. Byrne is exceptional. Wise, smooth, suave, composed, compassiaonte, and real. His supporting cast (the patients) are equally captivating.
Where was the next "Soprano's", "Six Feet Under", "Sex in the City"? Why was I even getting HBO - I've seen their movies over and over and anything new was not anything I wanted to see so as a last ditch effort to convince myself that I "needed" HBO, one cold and rainy Saturday, I decided to give "In Treatment" a chance (I have onDemand and had access to 7 of the 9 weeks of "sessions" thus far).
The deal was I only had to watch one or two of the 30 minutes episodes. If I didn't like it, at least I could say that I gave it a chance. Okay, you already know the obvious based on my title of this review how much I liked it, but I need to state it again, GET TREATED! It's that great. Beyond great as a matter of fact.
We get to follow the week-to-week therapy sessions of 4 individuals (including the therapist) and one couple. If you've ever been to therapy, it's an instant recognition of the process. If you want to spend time with an incredible drama with the sharpest, most relatable writing and actors that can't convince me they aren't actors but real players for the entertainment of us "flies on the wall", then this might be a series for you. Gabriel Byrne, who portrays the therapist is phenomenal.
Does it sound normal that a person should get depressed and want to go into therapy to discuss why this season ending should affect me so? Call me crazy and make me an appointment!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I like the premise and it has interesting characters. The only issue I have is this guy does a lot of things that therapists are trained not to do, sharing personal information and... Read morePublished 4 hours ago by E. K. Hartensveld
Glad I watched it when it was done. I binged through all three seasons in a snap! Gabriel Byrne and Dianne Weisst are incredible in this series!Published 18 hours ago by Carol N. Desaulniers
Fascinating in the first set of appointments but started dragging thereafter. Might have been a better tale if the shrink hadn't become a patient himself, all due respect to... Read morePublished 21 hours ago by Gene Dieken
One of the few mature adult series created today; it delivers an entertaining, intelligent video experience. Read morePublished 22 hours ago by Mark P.
I think the acting is great! There are several main stories that slowly unwind as we understand more and more about the characters. We have really enjoyed this seasonPublished 23 hours ago by Amazon Customer
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Jake and Amy week 3... Great jazz piece and mia week 3----off the charts. I have to get my hands on Richard Marvin's pieces.
Mar 23, 2010 by J. Tinsley | See all 8 posts
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Yes, it does.
Jun 25, 2009 by starspangledgirl | See all 2 posts
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I can't play it on my iMac. Haven't tried it elsewhere. I thought the disks were defective, but maybe something's incompatible with Macs. Did you ever get a solution to this problem?
May 15, 2009 by Rahul G. Patwari | See all 2 posts
|anyone have In Treatment recorded?||
Hi...I'm with you; can't wait to see this series! If you get lucky, could you let me know? Thanks...Tracy
Oct 12, 2008 by Tracy Heiss | See all 4 posts
Yes, it does. For some odd reason (this usually doesn't happen) it already came out in Mexico.
Feb 25, 2009 by M. Dominguez | See all 2 posts
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