In Treatment

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[HBO] Gabriel Byrne stars in this HBO drama series set within the intimate yet highly charged confines of five psychotherapy sessions.
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Gabriel ByrneMelissa GeorgeBlair Underwood
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Drama
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Laura - Week One
    January 28, 2008
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    [HBO] HD. 'Laura - Week One.' Series premiere. An attractive doctor shocks Paul by divulging her motives for a sordid encounter with a stranger.
  2. 2. Alex - Week One
    January 28, 2008
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    [HBO] HD. 'Alex - Week One.' (Season One) An intense Navy pilot puts Paul's credentials to the test, while relating what drove him to therapy.
  3. 3. Sophie - Week One
    January 28, 2008
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    [HBO] HD. 'Sophie - Week One.' (Season One) A young gymnast asks Paul to render his opinion on an insurance report detailing her recent accident.
  4. 4. Jake and Amy - Week One
    January 28, 2008
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    [HBO] HD. 'Jake and Amy - Week One.' (Season One) A bickering husband and wife corner Paul on an issue they've spent the last three weeks debating.
  5. 5. Paul and Gina - Week One
    January 28, 2008
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    [HBO] HD. 'Paul and Gina - Week One.' (Season One) Worried he's 'losing patience with my patients,' Paul pays a visit to a retired therapist.
  6. 6. Laura - Week Two
    February 4, 2008
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    [HBO] HD. 'Laura - Week Two.' (Season One) Paul is surprised by some unexpected news from Laura about her boyfriend.
  7. 7. Alex - Week Two
    February 4, 2008
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    [HBO] HD. 'Alex - Week Two.' (Season One) Alex discusses his stoic return to the bombing scene, and reveals issues he has with his wife.
  8. 8. Sophie - Week Two
    February 4, 2008
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    [HBO] HD. 'Sophie - Week Two.' (Season One) Sophie vents about her team and her parents, and Paul surprises her with his psychological opinion.
  9. 9. Jake and Amy - Week Two
    February 4, 2008
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    [HBO] HD. 'Jake and Amy - Week Two.' (Season One) After Jake and Amy's session ends abruptly, Paul's wife forces him to confront their own marriage.
  10. 10. Paul and Gina - Week Two
    February 4, 2008
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    [HBO] HD. 'Paul and Gina - Week Two.' (Season One) Paul's traumatic week leads Gina to make a suggestion that Paul rejects.
  11. 11. Laura - Week Three
    February 11, 2008
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    [HBO] HD. 'Laura - Week Three.' (Season One) After Laura shows up late, Paul broaches the subject of whether or not their sessions are helping her.
  12. 12. Alex - Week Three
    February 11, 2008
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    [HBO] HD. 'Alex - Week Three.' (Season One) Alex gives Paul surprising news about his encounter with another patient.
  13. 13. Sophie - Week Three
    February 11, 2008
    30min
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    [HBO] HD. 'Sophie - Week Three.' (Season One) Paul probes the circumstances surrounding the breakup of Sophie's parents.
  14. 14. Jake and Amy - Week Three
    February 11, 2008
    23min
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    [HBO] HD. 'Jake and Amy - Week Three.' (Season One) Amy examines her unusual reaction to her miscarriage, which ends up inciting Jake's suspicions.
  15. 15. Paul and Gina - Week Three
    February 11, 2008
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    [HBO] HD. 'Paul and Gina - Week Three.' (Season One) Gina tries to get to the root of Paul's connection to Laura.
  16. 16. Laura - Week Four
    February 18, 2008
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    [HBO] HD. 'Laura - Week Four.' (Season One) To Paul's discomfort, Laura describes in intimate detail her burgeoning relationship with Alex.
  17. 17. Alex - Week Four
    February 18, 2008
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    [HBO] HD. 'Alex - Week Four.' (Season One) Alex describes his recent encounter with Laura, and questions whether therapy can help him.
  18. 18. Sophie - Week Four
    February 18, 2008
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    [HBO] HD. 'Sophie - Week Four.' (Season One) Exhausted from staying up all night, Sophie ends up detailing the events leading up to her accident.
  19. 19. Jake and Amy - Week Four
    February 18, 2008
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    [HBO] HD. 'Jake and Amy - Week Four.' (Season One) Paul explores the issues that have fueled Jake and Amy's volatile relationship.
  20. 20. Paul and Gina - Week Four
    February 18, 2008
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    [HBO] HD. 'Paul and Gina - Week Four.' (Season One) An old wound resurfaces as Gina and Paul debate the boundaries between therapists and patients.
  21. 21. Laura - Week Five
    February 25, 2008
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    [HBO] HD. 'Laura - Week Five.' (Season One) A close call at the hospital triggers unexpected revelations from Laura about an older man in her youth.
  22. 22. Alex - Week Five
    February 25, 2008
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    [HBO] HD. 'Alex - Week Five.' (Season One) Alex's intimate knowledge of Paul's private life pushes the therapist to the brink.
  23. 23. Sophie - Week Five
    February 25, 2008
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    [HBO] HD. 'Sophie - Week Five.' (Season One) Sophie's mother joins her daughter's session--where Paul witnesses Sophie's hostility first-hand.
  24. 24. Jake and Amy - Week Five
    February 25, 2008
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    [HBO] HD. 'Jake and Amy - Week Five.' (Season One) The previous week's chaos gives way to a critical decision by Amy, and an admission by Jake.
  25. 25. Paul and Gina - Week Five
    February 25, 2008
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    [HBO] HD. 'Paul and Gina - Week Five.' (Season One) Kate joins Paul in therapy, where they begin examining the disintegration of their marriage.
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  1. Bonus: In Treatment
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    January 28, 2018
    1min
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    HD. Discover the acclaimed HBO series "In Treatment."

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Mia WasikowskaJosh CharlesEmbeth DavidtzDianne WiestMichelle Forbes
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2008
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4.4 out of 5 stars

3004 global ratings

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Carlos G. AndersonReviewed in the United States on August 1, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is by far the best season of In Treatment for one reason: Mia Washikowska, who plays "Sophie." Wow. What a stunning outing.
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This is an incredibly daring show. So simple yet so complex. Most of the episodes play out as two-handers. Admittedly, it could work as a series of one-act plays. It's just a therapist talking to his patients. There is a very high level of writing and acting going on here. Now, people will find themselves drawn to different character's stories and it can be a bit of a mixed bag because of that. But, there's so much material here, it's hard to knock it. Gabriel Byrne is really great in his role. He's convincing in his role as a therapist. And, what's more, he seems like a good one (foibles aside). This is by far the best season of In Treatment for one reason: Mia Washikowska, who plays "Sophie." Wow. What a stunning outing for a 13(ish) year old. There is a particular episode, the close of her arc, which utterly destroyed me. I'd made the mistake of watching the episode while waiting for a haircut and had to retreat to my car to bawl sans judgement. Her nuance, her honesty, her control are all way way way beyond her years. I always looked forward to her sessions during the series. All in all, it's a good series. You have to appreciate the daring of the format and grab bag of human stories.
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MBMReviewed in the United States on October 21, 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
GREAT! Except episodes with Gina
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I first watched the Sophie episodes only, and I thought, "This is the most brilliant show I've ever seen. Amazing acting. Unbelievable attention to detail with facial expressions and body language, since half of the show's content is displayed in those most subtle indicators." The episodes spoke deeply to me, I guess, maybe because my own psychiatric illness and therapy issues are most like hers. I don't rewatch shows, but I rewatched those.

Then I went back and watched the others.

On a subjective level,
I've had bad experience with therapists and therapeutic relationship boundaries, and the Laura episodes brought back flashbacks from that even though my issues weren't the same as hers. Warning to anyone else triggered by that subject!
I didn't relate to anything with Alex's circumstances or mindset, and my marriage is happy so I didn't relate to much of the couple's struggles either.

On an objective level, the show was incredible regardless of whether I could personally relate to the characters. I was better able to relate to a foreign mindset because of the show.

MY BIGGEST ISSUE: The sessions with Gina
WHAT THE HECK??? I felt sick by the end of every episode because he spent the entire time criticizing a kind, thoughtful woman trying to help. He threw stuff, yelled, belittled, and basically tried to destroy her. It was very, very upsetting.
It doesn't even make sense! He spent the rest of the week as a thoughtful person helping others, but then within three minutes of seeing an old friend, he rips into her? He backs down and says a nice thing ever five minutes or so and then goes against what he says while he rants about her evil motives and how she's just out to get him and just wants to cause him personal suffering. WHAT???
Just now in week four with Gina, Paul is telling Gina she has no empathy, that he thought she never even liked therapy, that why would she do something with people who seem so disgusting to her - all of which is clearly not true, so where is this coming from and what the heck is it doing in the show?
The episodes with Gina are why I reduced my otherwise 7-star review to 3 stars, not because her acting was bad but because the screenwriting was TERRIBLE.
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Robert RalstonReviewed in the United States on June 9, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
"In Treatment." — Rich Treat for a Mature Audience.
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Top notch.

Actors, writers, multi award winner. Authentic depiction of how a good therapist works and the toll his work takes on him and his life. A therapist is a human being who has taken years to develop his/her skills and to learn the meaning of confidentiality and client centered orientation.

Being human, Dr. Paul Weston wrestles with his own role as a person whom troubled people come to have their problems "fixed." He must help the patient understand that he can't fix anything. They must confront their own demons and make hard decisions as he gently and wisely gives them guidance. There must be a separation — a line that must not be crossed — between therapist and patient. Paul comes close to that line and briefly crosses it with a patient. We eavesdroppers come — as a result of great acting — to feel his emotions and his struggle to put this aside and think of what his patient's need, even as his own private life faces a crisis.

My primary career was as a physicist. Concurrent with my work in physics, I earned an advanced degree in counseling psychology. I practiced counseling for 10 years.

During my training, I had a few chances to sit behind a one-way window and observe a session. From playing the role of eavesdropper (viewer) to this process, I was able to observe other therapists working with diverse patients. I found that not all therapists have the same ways of approaching their clients. This is where the therapist's own background comes into play. "In Treatment" shows how one very skilled therapist has to face his own demons to be as helpful as possible. for his patients.

I wish I could have seen "In Treatment" years ago. It provides the one-way window that I had so few during my own training. If you are interested in watching a skillfully portrayed therapist through the one-way window that this HBO series provides, go for it.

I am reviewing season 1, but have binge watched all 3 seasons and can attest to their quality
There are only a few top notch series available in reruns and this one deserves a place at the top. I highly recommend it.

Bob Ralston — Author of "God, Physics, And Me."
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K. AdeleReviewed in the United States on July 4, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good story line, excellent acting
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The treatment of the therapy process is accurate. As occurs in the real world, everyone -- including the therapists themselves -- questions the value of therapy. By the end of the season, it is not clear that any of the protagonists have experienced happier or more fulfilling lives as a consequence of the therapy they experience. The drive to be honest and to let it all hang out is gut wrenching, and as the show illustrates, can yield tragic consequences. Sometimes it is better not to venture into the deep, dark recesses of the mind and heart. On the other hand, there are aha! moments when the patient's experience breakthrough insights that enable them to understand better why they feel and behave the way they do. The acting is first rate. Each of the five patients the doctor is treating is credible and, by the end of the season, worthy of our sympathy. Given that the nearly forty episodes of the show take place in the a therapist's office, it is amazing how the excellent script and fine acting keep us riveted to the drama as it unfolds.
6 people found this helpful
BassvampReviewed in the United States on October 5, 2015
3.0 out of 5 stars
Story could have been so much better....
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I was interested in the subject matter. This show is well done, and and began with great potential.

I just became less interested when they went down the rabbit hole regarding the main character-intelligent psychiatrist falling head over heals in love with a long term patient, a lady known to him to be emotionally crippled, devious and sick... he then wrecks his own home life over this nonsensical fantasy. Blech! I expected more Intelligent behavior.

Tired of shows that dumb-down to cheap-thrills when the potential for so much more is right there.

Btw, am a Big fan of Gabriel Byrnes, just didn't like where this series was going.
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DoctorBobReviewed in the United States on September 1, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
A terrific start with high quality drama.
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As a certified therapist, a physician and a psychologist, I was curious to see how the writers were going to handle the subject. I was very impressed with the verisimilitude displayed by both the writers and the actors. Yes, Virginia, there is a therapeutic relationship just like the one shown here. Of course, a real practice has more than 5 patients and a whole lot less drama each week but otherwise it's an accurate picture.

That's the good news. The bad news is that this excellent writing and acting seem to take a progressively steeper decline as the seasons progress. 5 stars for season 1, 3-4 for season two, and 1 for season 3. I'd suggest you stop watching after the first season.

SPOILER ALERT:
this intelligent and competent therapist turns into a real jerk who listens less and talks more as the show goes on. By season 3, You will find your self throwing things at the TV.
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Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on March 27, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Totally Hooked!
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I was completely hooked on this series after the first episode and had to limit myself to one "week" of treatments per evening and to take a break from In Treatment every couple of days. This show will definitely not be everyone's cup of tea. If you don't enjoy thinking, if you are not interested in how people's minds work - how frustrating and complicated people and their relationships are you will be bored or confused by what happens to the characters. My first thought was that it must be terrible to be a psychotherapist. What Paul Weston (Gabriel Byrne) goes through with his patients is traumatic for everyone involved. Then you get to see Paul Weston with his therapist. What an incredibly clever idea for a drama! The acting is superb. You feel for these characters. Many times you dislike them or want to bang their heads together. Sometimes it is difficult to watch. But you find yourself rooting for them to find their way. If you like a lot of physical action you won't find it here. About 4/5 of the show takes place in one room and the room itself almost becomes one of the characters. The plot, like life, is completely unpredictable and there were no happily ever afters. Just, if lucky, another chance to try again tomorrow.
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Jeannine VicteryReviewed in the United States on May 13, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
So is the unnecessary amount of sexual detail
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This is a series of thoughtful, gradual character studies of a psychologist and some of his patients, week-to-week. It's in real time (or very close to it), lending a distant sense of "reality" TV, except with depth and storytelling. The creator (Hagai Levi) and lead writer (Sarah Treem) are also paired in The Affair, a showtime series that aired several years later and which (I think) is better-known. Their moody style; their focus on the difficulty of accurately assessing other people's motives and knowledge sets; and their interest in timing and the importance of place (even, in this case, a single room) are all recognizable between the two series. So is the unnecessary amount of sexual detail, except here it's all verbal re-telling, so it doesn't feel as distracting from the plot as the borderline porn in The Affair.
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