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IN TREATMENT IS IN SEASON!,
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This review is from: In Treatment: Season 1 (DVD)
I highly recommend this series for those who are students of human nature and enjoy excellent writing, direction and acting. I am once again amazed at HBO's uncanny knack for tackling projects that lift and redefine the television medium. In Treatment is the most accurate portrayal of what happens in the private confines of psychotherapy that has ever been attempted by the large or small screen. The sheer appeal of this show is its unapologetic 'bareness', minimalism and pitch perfect honesty. Gabriel Byrne is understated in his brilliance; Blair Underwood gives perhaps the most sublime and compelling performance of his career; Glynn Turman (not often seen as an accomplished actor i.e. Cooley High, A Different World, etc.) blew me away with his brief but poignant performance; Dianne Wiest - an oscar-winning actress is incredible as the "Therapist's Therapist".
I have often wondered how anyone had the courage to do such an unadorned project - that is exploring pscychotherapy between 2 people. I think that the answer is that so many of us are secretly hurting and therefore enjoy a safe outlet to vicariously experience such a therapeutic environment. In Treatment delivers this and much more. In Treatment is now 'In Season' in our culture. If you are as fascinated by human nature and relationships as I am (I am a pastor) you will be riveted by this show. Buy the whole DVD series so you can watch it uninterrupted. I found Season 1 to be more riveting than the 2nd season although both are quite good.