Ever wonder what really goes on in a therapist’s office? Now’s your chance to be
a fly on the wall in a psychotherapy session with the premiere of HBO’s In
Based on the Israeli series B’Tipul, In Treatment is executive produced
by Mark Wahlberg, Steve Levinson, Rodgrigo Garcia and Hagai Levi (creator of
In Treatment, the network’s first ever half-hour drama series that
premieres Monday on HBO, focuses around Paul (Gabriel Byrne), a psychotherapist
who displays an insightful and reserved demeanour while treating his patients.
But like most people, Paul has his own problems to work out.
Each week Paul sees four patients, one a day, and by Friday he’s seeing
his own therapist Gina (Dianne Wiest) for his anger and lack of confidence.
Meet the patients: Laura (Melissa George) is a 30-something woman who
reveals her love for the therapist; Alex (Blair Underwood) is a U.S. Air Force
pilot torn by his role in the Iraqi war and his need for control; Sophie (Mia
Wasikowska) is a young girl with a dark secret; and Jake (Josh Charles) and Amy
(Embeth Davidtz) are a passionate couple on the verge of breaking up.
What makes In Treatment compelling is the characters’ journeys. The
actors are so wrapped up in their roles that viewers will almost forget they’re
watching a TV show.
“You’re watching these people try to get to the core of what makes these
people tick. It’s such a unique show and it’s groundbreaking for an American
audience and I think Canada, as well,” said Underwood, who described his
character as having somewhat of a Type A personality. “He likes to take control,
he will always be in control, he thinks, and that’s part of his issue.”
So if you’re looking to watch something new and different with quality,
In Treatment has it all. There really isn’t anything else like it on TV.