In Treatment: Season 1 (2008)


Season 1
In Treatment

Critics Consensus

In Treatment has finely-written scripts that develop with raw emotion while unspooling engrossing suspense.



Critic Ratings: 22


Audience Score

User Ratings: 60
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Air date: Jan 28, 2008
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Psychotherapist Paul Weston (Gabriel Byrne) meets with his regular patients Monday through Thursday at his Baltimore home, and seeks help for himself with his therapist on Friday in this drama based on an Israeli series of the same name. In Season 1, Monday's patient is Laura (Melissa George), an anesthesiologist who confesses she's infatuated with Paul. On Tuesdays, Navy pilot Alex (Blair Underwood) comes to Paul after participating in a mission gone awry in Iraq and suffering a heart attack while exercising. Sophie (Mia Wasikowska), an aspiring gymnast, comes on Wednesdays because she needs a professional opinion regarding her emotional state after being hit by a car while riding her bike. On Thursdays, married couple Amy (Embeth Davidtz) and Jake (Josh Charles) are at their breaking point over whether or not to end her pregnancy. And at week's end, Paul returns to his former therapist and mentor, Gina (Dianne Wiest), to vent about his other patients and the complications he and his wife, Kate (Michelle Forbes), are experiencing in their marriage.

Critic Reviews for In Treatment Season 1

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (20)

I'm sorry, but our patience is up.

Jan 28, 2008 | Full Review…
Top Critic

You get out what you put into it - even in the episodes that are weaker, I was rarely bored.

Jan 28, 2008 | Full Review…

This sneaky little gem steadily strips away its therapy patients' emotional defenses and excuses, exposing the raw fears and paralyzing reactions beneath.

Jan 28, 2008 | Full Review…
Top Critic

If you've been wondering about the art of series-TV writing, and how potent and resonant it truly can be, you need look no further than HBO's extraordinary new In Treatment.

Jan 28, 2008 | Full Review…

In Treatment feels neither soapy nor formulaic, because of the intensity with which it's presented.

Jan 28, 2008 | Full Review…

A tediously claustrophobic though sometimes searing half-hour drama.

Jan 28, 2008 | Full Review…

Watching these therapy sessions is akin to eating your TV broccoli.

Jan 28, 2008 | Full Review…

In Treatment demands a great deal of prime-time attention, and it's an open question how such a talky production will wear on us. But intelligence isn't to be sniffed at.

Jan 4, 2018 | Full Review…

In Treatment takes the gravitas out of actors being emotionally naked and replaces it with the empty sheen of actors trying desperately to will drama from artificial angst.

Jan 28, 2008 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

The characters on the show have all too easy a time expressing themselves, and the element of suspense is mostly absent.

Jan 28, 2008 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for In Treatment: Season 1

  • Aug 16, 2014
    I HIGHLY recommend this to people studying or interested in psychology/psychiatry.

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