In Treatment : Season 2

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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 28, 2008
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 8
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  • Summary: Season two finds Dr. Paul Weston (Gabriel Byrne) moved into a new office in Brooklyn after his divorce and with a new batch of patients: a panic-attack-plagued CEO (John Mahoney), a former patient (Hope Davis), a student (Alison Pill) hiding her illness from her family, and an 11-year-oldSeason two finds Dr. Paul Weston (Gabriel Byrne) moved into a new office in Brooklyn after his divorce and with a new batch of patients: a panic-attack-plagued CEO (John Mahoney), a former patient (Hope Davis), a student (Alison Pill) hiding her illness from her family, and an 11-year-old boy (Aaron Shaw) caught between his divorcing parents (Sherri Saum and Russell Hornsby). Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    100
    Byrne is brilliant and--for the most part--so is this fine and absorbing show.
  2. It is, to put it bluntly, a cast to die for. Each story line is well-drawn and compelling and each subtly represents a thread of Paul's own issues that come together in Gina's office even more effectively, if a bit more sentimentally, than they did last season.
  3. Its vivid, cliché-free writing has always been In Treatment's singular strength. That's even truer in its riveting new season--no small accomplishment.
  4. The patients, too, are easier to take. With no one in sight that Paul's likely to get mushy over--the way he did so disastrously with Laura (Melissa George) last season--we're free to admire Mahoney's artistry as a CEO with panic attacks or to root for young Oliver, whose parents need therapy more than he does.
  5. The one-person-shows these recurring characters put on each week are what give In Treatment its vitality, and of course it helps that HBO can draw from top stage talent.
  6. In many ways the second season is richer. The stories are again lifted from “Be’ Tipul,” but set in New York, the epicenter of post-Freudian civilization and its discontents.
  7. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    75
    Like a successful patient, the show has learned and grown, becoming more reliably compelling.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. JuneH
    May 20, 2009
    10
    The best acting I have ever seen on Tv. Gabriel Byrne is simpley the best.
  2. kalap
    May 12, 2009
    10
    I'm just addicted to this show. Byrne is just amazing ! (and the rest of the casting) The concept of the show is simple and powerful. I'm just addicted to this show. Byrne is just amazing ! (and the rest of the casting) The concept of the show is simple and powerful. The writing is wonderful. Lot of emotion, tragic and funny at the same. I would like to see the based original tv show betiful. Just to get an idea of how it was done back then. Collapse
  3. EllenG
    Apr 6, 2009
    10
    Incredible writing and acting bring a mature, sophisticated and intellectually satisfying program to TV! Wonderful!!
  4. AnnCool
    May 13, 2009
    10
    Terrific show. Wonderful acting - especially by Byrne.
  5. StephenP
    Apr 5, 2009
    9
    Terrific acting.Insightful and emotional drama.Thankyou HBO for renewing this unique and underwatched show.
  6. Nov 3, 2010
    9
    Season two was just as good and interesting as the first one and that in on itself is a big achievement. Season 1 was impressive and beingSeason two was just as good and interesting as the first one and that in on itself is a big achievement. Season 1 was impressive and being able to repeat that just shows how good the writers of this series are and how great Gabriel and his patients perform. Expand
  7. chrisc
    Apr 6, 2009
    4
    Great subject matter, but the writing is incredibly poor. i thought the first season was awful but figured i'd give round 2 a shot. i Great subject matter, but the writing is incredibly poor. i thought the first season was awful but figured i'd give round 2 a shot. i made it through about 20 mins. of the first episode. Expand

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