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In Treatment: Season 2 (2010)

Gabriel Byrne , Hope Davis  |  NR |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Gabriel Byrne, Hope Davis, Russell Hornsby, John Mahoney, Alison Pill
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, Subtitled, Widescreen, Closed-captioned, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 7
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: HBO Studios
  • DVD Release Date: October 12, 2010
  • Run Time: 870 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001H9MYPW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,846 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "In Treatment: Season 2" on IMDb

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In its superb second season, In Treatment remains the gold standard example of discomfort television; not discomfort as in the cringe-worthy comedy of awkward pauses (The Office, Curb Your Enthusiasm), but discomfort in the intimate and primal issues most series avoid or reassuringly attempt to wrap up within the hour. "The kind of therapy I practice, it's not a quick fix," Dr. Paul Weston (Golden Globe winner Gabriel Byrne) tells one of his four new patients. "It's a process, and eventually change happens, but it does take time." It's time well spent in the company of Byrne and an exemplary Emmy-worthy ensemble. Hope Davis, John Mahoney, and Dianne Wiest seem incapable of sounding a false note, but the revelations this season are two young newcomers, Alison Pill as an architecture student who refuses to tell her mother about her recent cancer diagnosis, and Aaron Shaw as Oliver, a child caught in the crossfire of his parents' anything but amicable divorce. The format is unchanged from Season One. Each daily half hour "session" mostly plays out in real time, with some illuminating glimpses of Paul outside his relocated Brooklyn office. Davis's Mia is a hard-driving lawyer and a former patient of Paul's, with abandonment and intimacy issues after he ended her therapy 20 years before. Mahoney's Walter is an embattled CEO suffering from a recent wave of panic attacks. Wiest reprises her Emmy-winning role as Gina, Paul's former mentor whom he visits on Fridays. They have much to talk about. His "mess of a life" includes a recent divorce, a $20 million malpractice suit brought by an embittered father (Glynn Turman reprising his Emmy-winning role) who blames Paul for the possibly suicidal death of his son (a patient from Season One), and the passing of his own estranged father. "I'm caught between heaven and hell," Paul tells Gina. In its raw emotion, In Treatment is hardly escapist entertainment. "Last week I had nothing," Mia wails at one point, "now I feel less than nothing." But, as Paul assures her, this is ultimately a good thing for these desperate characters (and viewers) seeking closure. "Thank you, Paul," Mia allows. "That was a good session." And a great season. --Donald Liebenson


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Golden Globe® Award-winner Gabriel Byrne stars in an all-new season of HBO’s acclaimed half-hour drama series: In Treatment. Set within the highly charged confines of individual psychotherapy sessions, the series centers around Dr. Paul Weston (Byrne), who recently divorced his wife Kate, and has moved from Maryland to a brownstone in Brooklyn, New York. Rebuilding his practice while wrestling with some of the demons he left behind – including a lawsuit filed by the father of Alex, a patient who died last year – Paul takes on several new patients. He also commutes to Maryland every Friday to continue his own sessions with Dr. Gina Toll (Emmy®/Oscar® winner Dianne Wiest).

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84 of 88 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As Authentic as A Television Show Can Get May 22, 2009
Format:DVD
'In Treatment: Season Two', is as riveting as season one. Gabriel Byrne, as Paul, continues as the impassioned psychologist, dealing with a new set of patients. He sees a female college student with lymphoma, a boy whose parents are divorcing, a female attorney who he was his patient twenty years prior, and an aging company CEO . Meanwhile, he continues to have both clinical supervision and personal counseling with Gina, Diane Wiest.

Paul struggles with many of the same issues that were difficult for him in season one - - boundaries with patients, his marriage, his relationships with his children and anger and dissatisfaction with his personal and professional life. On top of that, he is being sued by the father of a patient from Season 1.

TV series do not get any better than this. As a clinical social worker and marriage and family therapist, I can vouch for the authenticity of the sessions. Therapists are human beings and 'In Treatment: Season Two' reminds the viewer of this with every episode.
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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatness Continues June 3, 2009
By ChaCha
Format:DVD
In Treatment's second season continues in the "does programming get better than this?" fashion we became accustomed to in Season One. The first episode has us meet up again with Dr. Paul Weston who is newly divorced in his Brooklyn apartment/office but this time around he is faced with a malpractice lawsuit from a former patient's father. We are also introduced to new patients, a female laywer whom Paul had treated 20 years prior, a college student with cancer, a preteen boy whose parent's recently divorced and a very highly ranked executive. Paul continues as a patient himself with his former therapist and mentor, Gina. The acting is intense and Gabriel Bryne can do more with an eyebrow or a flare of one nostril than most people can do with their entire bodies and vocal chords.

If you like intelligent shows with a great deal of realism, you must watch this. I hope we see at least one more season of this remarkable show.
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46 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smart TV Does Exist June 25, 2009
Format:DVD
I'm not gonna rehash the basic premise and stars of this series; you probably know that already. I'll just say that TV shows as intelligent, literate, and adult (not to mention well-acted) as this one are few and far between, and I intend to enjoy it for however long it lasts. I didn't think Gabriel Byrne was ever gonna find a better part than "The Usual Suspects," but he fits into this role like Kingsley into Gandhi or George C. Scott into Patton. And Alison Pill was robbed by not receiving an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of the grad student with cancer. I bought season 1 on DVD, and I'll be all over season 2. HIGHLY recommended.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Is The Way It Is August 13, 2009
Format:DVD
I've had unipolar depression my whole adult life. Thus, I had to get into medication and outpatient therapy for many years in my 20s. Decades later I still must take the medication but I haven't needed therapy in a long time. However, those early intense years of therapy were extremely helpful for the rest of my life. This series absolutely faithfully duplicates the entire experience. Gabriel Byrne could be a real psychiatrist. I've never seen a movie or tv shrink this faithful to the real deal. Even better, when he himself is in therapy, it is absolutely real to life that he himself is a mess when he is the patient in therapy. The patients are diverse in age, sex, race and problems. In short, there is something for everyone with this patient base. I especially enjoyed the college girl with cancer who would not get treatment, Josh Mahoney (the father in FRASIER) as a CEO under fire, and the young boy with the constantly battling, divorcing parents. This season, Paul is also under siege with a malpractice suit, which was filed against him by the family of a patient who killed himself. The ends of treatment for each patient are realistic as well. Rather than seeing the patient off to a "happily ever after life", which would be impossible, Paul instead sees them off to an uncertain future but one in which they probably have a better idea of who they are as individuals and what they have as strengths and weaknesses. Season 1 was excellent as well. HBO does it again.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still a big fan of this series September 24, 2009
By Swami B
Format:DVD
The second season of "InTreatment" is more polished than the first season, which wanted to take on too many characters' problems. This season, Gabriel Byrne's character is living alone, separated from his wife and family and the target of a malpractice lawsuit that has him questioning his capability as a psychotherapist. He hires a lawyer, a former patient played by Hope Davis who tries to seduce him throughout this season and works on her issues of feeling inadequate without a husband and children. He also consults a college-age woman dying of cancer, a family going through a divorce and a deposed CEO whose company made defective baby formula that killed children. In his own therapy with Diane Wiest's character, he examines his own insecurities and depression rooted in his mother's suicide when he was a teenager. A lot of heavy-duty stuff that makes you think, which is an important message for today's youth.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A show worth watching over and over and over... July 10, 2010
By JohnD
Format:DVD
I only caught onto "In Treatment" during it's second season and I literally couldn't watch it enough. I watched episodes over and over. The stories are so connected and so real. I then went back and purchased the first season and learned so quickly how much the second season built off the first season. Just brilliant. October can't come soon enough for me to get my hands on the second season so I can experience them again. Now just bring on the third season.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoy every episode-- best to watch when you aren't...
Thoroughly enjoy every episode-- best to watch when you aren't multitasking, so you don't miss a thing. Read more
Published 8 days ago by kbj
5.0 out of 5 stars Great program. But Amazon imposing Bait-and-switch tactics is poor...
Great show. One of the finest I've ever viewed. But getting season 1 on prime instant video---which I PAID FOR---and then season 2 and 3 are NOT on prime instant video but requires... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Binge Watching
I holed up for a few weeks watching this flaws but interesting shrink. Another great series for someone that enjoys binge watching.
Published 1 month ago by Brenda A. Young
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as season 1
Season 1 was must see tv in this family. We made it half way through this season before giving up.
Published 2 months ago by Talomas
5.0 out of 5 stars A great second season
The mostly new cast of characters adds a great deal to the overall depth of the consideration of psychotherapy. A wonderful gift.
Published 2 months ago by Jonathan T. Grudin
4.0 out of 5 stars a spellbinder series
Superb acting. Mostly first-rate scripts, with a few exceptions, perhaps from shopping the premise around to so many different writers. Read more
Published 5 months ago by odyssoma
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Buy
The DVD was in an excellent condition, great delivery and service. The show is well written and recommended. Season 3 is worth check it out.
Published 5 months ago by Yves Domond
5.0 out of 5 stars Compulisive viewing
Only thing better than this is Season 1. I wish there'd be a Season 3. Simply spectacular writing and acting..
Published 5 months ago by Leticia
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!!
One of the best shows I've ever seen!!! You really have to believe in therapy and know that it really can help many people, however it helps to have a great therapist. Read more
Published 5 months ago by VivGon66
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST ACTING ON TV AT THE TIME
Stories and acting were always superb. Gabriel Byrne and Diane Weist in particular warranted emmys. Was surprised it only was on for four seasons.
Published 6 months ago by M. Tomory
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