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  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 1, 2004
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

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  • Starring: Kimberly Brooks, Paget Brewster, Hank Azaria
  • Summary: Troubled psychiatrist Craig Huffstodt (Hank Azaria) and his troubled friends, troubled family and troubled patients return for a second season of this Showtime dramedy. Look for upcoming guest appearances by Sharon Stone and Anjelica Huston.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. 88
    "Huff" is one of the best dramas on TV and easily the best one airing currently on pay cable.
  2. Reviewed by: Philip A. Stephenson
    80
    The unique amalgam of a show that "Huff" has been -- a sort of sampler platter of hyperbolic though realistic, sympathetic but often self-sabotaging characters -- retains its balance and tone quite well this season.
  3. Against everything else available to viewers, "Huff" is premium cable-grade content without the "wows" that justify the extra expense.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    50
    The second flight of episodes shares much with year one -- showy [performances] tethered to uneven writing and a less-defined premise than those of other top pay TV dramas.
  5. "Huff" got too heavy, and too predictable in its moroseness. Lying on the couch for more seems unnecessarily depressing.
  6. 38
    It feels less like Freud's fun house than an opportunity for one performer after another to launch into frenzied, vituperative speeches. [24 Apr 2006, p.39]
  7. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    20
    Huff is stubbornly inert, going all over the place tonally while going nowhere emotionally.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. JoeyM
    Apr 6, 2006
    10
    Wonderful - in every way - the writing, casting ( great vehicle for Azaria ) - love it all !!!!! I have to say that Oliver Platt is just amazing in his role - the charm and sensitivity that he's able to bring to such a character as dysfunctional as Russell is a big part of what hooked me - and Blythe Danner - perfect for the very intriguing Izzy EVERYONE - Perfect ! A breath of fresh air to cable entertainment - Expand
  2. Amber
    Apr 6, 2006
    10
    this show is NOT predictable in any way. these critics cannot even comprehend the truth of the series. and i agree with anonymous. it has shocking twists and turns, with magnificent acting. kudos to the show and anyone invloved. Expand
  3. katie
    May 14, 2007
    10
    Best show! I have all my friends hooked on it after I bought the 1st season DVD. This show was cancelled due to not enough/the right advertising and NOT because of the content. Better than HOUSE. Expand
  4. TedM
    Apr 26, 2006
    10
    These poor reviewers are deaf to life. They are so brainwashed by watching stuff that would never happen in real life that they think that's what a show should be about. Huff is great. Nothing like it on TV. Of course they don't know what to say. Expand
  5. VicM
    Oct 8, 2006
    10
    Thoroughly enjoyable, with a fantastic cast! It combines humor and tragedy with flair and wit, a commentary on life as we so often experience it. I am frustrated that there are not more episodes, but I guess like life, things come to an end. Expand
  6. lynnw
    Feb 23, 2007
    10
    Extremely entertaining.
  7. AnnNonymous
    May 17, 2006
    1
    Overrated drama if ever there was one. Arty camera work can't hide the fact that none of these characters is truly interesting. And didn't we just have 10 years of Raymond? Do we really need to see another show where they live next to the overbearing mother-in-law? And a psychologist that smokes...he's got issues yet he's helping people with issues...we get it already. Plus sex scenes that scream "hey, we're on cable, we can get away with this" - they don't add to the stories and are unnecessary. Expand

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