In Treatment 3 Seasons 2008

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Season 1
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1. Laura - Week One AGES_15_AND_OVER

In the series premiere of this HBO drama series about a therapist (Gabriel Byrne) and his patients, a young attractive doctor (Melissa George) shocks Paul by divulging the real motives behind her sordid bar encounter with a stranger.

Starring:
Gabriel Byrne,Melissa George
Runtime:
29 minutes

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Laura - Week One

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Rodrigo Garcia
Starring Gabriel Byrne, Melissa George
Supporting actors Blair Underwood, Mia Wasikowska, Josh Charles, Embeth Davidtz, Dianne Wiest, Michelle Forbes
Season year 2008
Network HBO
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

83 of 83 people found the following review helpful By claire odeon hershman on 12 Oct. 2009
Format: DVD
I was fascinated to watch this portrayal of the work of a therapist. obviously since the script writing is so brilliant, this gives it a level of polish and shopistication , but th e portrayal of how hard it is to be therapist with integrity, and how very difficult the job actually is. The therapist seems genuinely to care and give his best to his patients, and of course his own life is difficult, he dosen't have time for his own family etc. but this was never trivalised or made into a joke. Anyone who is deeply involved in their work has the same problem. But where as we laughed at the arrogance and incompetence emotionally of Frazier and his brother, this series just gets deeper and better. I thought the interactions with his supervisor were brilliant.At a time when therapy is trivialised, and good long term intensive therapy is marginalized in uk in favour of 6 seshion quick fixes, it is really great to see this long process of people struggling with their difficulties given a serious treatment. Highly recommended.
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74 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Peter R. cartwright on 15 Sept. 2009
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I was bought this as a birthday present by my son. He knows I like a good scripted programme. Well I have to say this is one of the most original and intelligent scripts I have ever seen on TV. The acting is superb, the story's draw you in from the start, you want to go on and on finding out more about these damaged souls. It ia a unique visual experience unlike anything else I have seen on the TV. I firmly believed the WIRE AND MADMEN were pretty much unbeatable but with this I think they are.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mdem on 11 Feb. 2010
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A friend had told me about this series, and I decided to watch it. I hope that this is shown on terrestrial channels at some point. It will give anyone who has no understanding of therapy some insight into the process. It raises some challenging issues with a bunch of tricky clients. I had a soft spot for Jake, Sophie and Alex.

It was interesting for me to see a Psychodynamic therapist,working in the way that Paul did. He self disclosed on many occasions. The management of confidentiality or not, when Paul had a couples session with his supervisor.Accepting gifts from clients. Alex giving Paul a coffee maker. Dealing with a suicidal client, who took pills from Paul's bathroom cabinet. Paul taking a phone call in the session. Working with clients individually that are in a relationship together, and managing those boundaries. Managing client confidentiality when a client has died. Drama, drama, drama. The series illustrates how challenging it can be to work as a therapist.

I assumed that Gina was Paul's clinical supervisor, but at times it felt like she was his therapist. The way that the power dynamics between the two of them were portrayed, I found amusing.

I found the series slow to begin with, but then could not wait to see what happened next.

I had difficulty with some of Paul's interventions with his clients, yet was touched with his relationships with his clients. Watching him work with Sophie, and how he adapted working with a young person was refreshing.

I wish that the writers had shown Paul having a panic attack with Laura in the final session, as when he was recounting this to Gina, it was hilarious.

I will definitely recommend this series to friends. I think it gives a realistic portrayal of the issues that some therapists may come across in their work. Paul was human, and had his own issues, despite being a therapist.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Mr. C. L. Halbery on 10 Nov. 2009
Format: DVD
I have never written any reviews before but have been watching this for the past few weeks on sky arts and have to say it,s the best thing I have ever seen on TV. Completeley compelling with an excellent script and character depth that is so realistic. I don,t know if this will be shown on mainstream TV but if not one of the Channels needs to get hold of it. Also like to add that they couldn,t have picked anyone better than Gabriel byrne to play paul the Therapist.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Highgate Girl on 3 Dec. 2009
Format: DVD
As other reviews have stated-a brilliantly played ensemble piece with master, and I use the word with it's full meaning, Byrne at the helm.
The writing is superb , the director (with a light touch and a stillness conveyed so elegantly ) guides the minimal action and replicates the intimacy present in the doctor patient relationship perfectly
Do yourselves a huge favour , watch and absorb this fantastic drama and realise that-despite these patients particular issues perhaps not being close to our own, the recognition that we all carry with us the same fears hopes and contradictons, and hopefully be a little kinder to those around us whose lives we know so little of.
Hope we get the chance to see season 2................only 4 stars as I'm leaving space for expansion, and new characters, mustn't peak too early...............
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By MarkusG on 28 July 2009
Format: DVD
In "In Therapy" we follow Paul (Gabriel Byrne), a therapist, in his sessions with various clients during 9 weeks (=one week per DVD in the box-set (R1)). Often, Pauls clients don't seem to know exactly why they are there, or deceive themselves. And the same with Paul when he starts to meet with his former tutor, Gina (Dianne West).

The action takes place almost exclusively in Pauls office/treatment room with client and therapist engaged in conversation. What is so great with "In Therapy" is that these sessions are totally captivating as we delve deeper into different persons, including Paul himself whose private life we are showed interiors of, in between sessions for example, or in his dialogues with Gina. As a therapist Paul seems very professional and in control, but we also see his more probematic sides as a father and husband.

I don't know how truthful "In Therapy" is compared to the real thing, but as I see it this is of minor importance. Also, I don't know how to categorize Paul as a therapist: perhaps some kind of cognitive therapy-school with an existentialist touch, where the treatment mostly consists in asking questions that forces the clients confront themselves and their life situation.

The picture quality and sound is good. The acting is great. The only 'minus' is the lack of extras in the DVD box-set.
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