In Treatment : Season 1

  • Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 28, 2008
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 8
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26

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Critic Reviews

  1. In Treatment is fascinating TV, but it's not a pleasant experience. Watching these therapy sessions is akin to eating your TV broccoli.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    50
    In Treatment's intensity does build as the weeks progress, but it's never completely absorbing, and you wonder how many viewers will commit to such a demanding regimen even with multiple plays to catch up on missed half-hours.
  3. 50
    Even at its sporadic best, In Treatment comes across as no more than an actor's exercise, one likely to be best remembered for providing future acting students with a large supply of two-character scenes for class projects.
  4. 40
    The gimmick's in the scheduling of this tediously claustrophobic though sometimes searing half-hour drama, set almost entirely in a psychotherapist's office.
  5. 40
    In Treatment, while offering viewers a seemingly intimate look at this process, doesn't capture the emotional mise en scène: the characters on the show have all too easy a time expressing themselves, and the element of suspense is mostly absent.
User Score
9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 183 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 90 out of 93
  2. Negative: 2 out of 93
  1. Jul 7, 2015
    7
    Overall well constructed and well played. Unfortunately though the characters are either uninteresting (Laura, Amy, Jake almost until the veryOverall well constructed and well played. Unfortunately though the characters are either uninteresting (Laura, Amy, Jake almost until the very end) or annoying (Laura, Amy, Sophie during the first episodes, Alex almost until the end, Jake almost until the very end). Paul's session with Gina are excruciatingly boring (except the couple sessions). Still an appreciable attempt: it's not easy to construct a series that is watchable although it has no action at all! Full Review »
  2. Dec 31, 2011
    10
    30 episodes (no pun) in and I am addicted (pun). As a chartered psychologist but not clinically orientated. It is drawing me towards the dark30 episodes (no pun) in and I am addicted (pun). As a chartered psychologist but not clinically orientated. It is drawing me towards the dark side (pun). I hope clinical practice is this interesting (no pun). Full Review »
  3. Nov 3, 2010
    9
    This show surprised me greatly. I never thought a show about a therapist and his patients could hold my attention for 5 days a week but thisThis show surprised me greatly. I never thought a show about a therapist and his patients could hold my attention for 5 days a week but this show did just that. It is incredibly entertaining and many of the issues are issues we all face and the show manages to resonate into people. It's pure genius and the cast, like most HBO productions, is top notch. Full Review »