In Treatment : Season 3

  • Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 28, 2008
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 8
Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Heather Havrilesky
    Oct 25, 2010
    60
    As entertaining as In Treatment can be at times, the third season may be the most grueling of them all. It's tough to see how any of these characters will find anything remotely resembling a sense of happiness before the season is over. Unfortunately, this season may also be the most simplistic so far.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Nov 28, 2010
    5
    Let me preface this by saying I was an In Treatment addict for Seasons I and II. Season III demonstrates an extraordinary lack of creativityLet me preface this by saying I was an In Treatment addict for Seasons I and II. Season III demonstrates an extraordinary lack of creativity in writing and bad acting that is so painful at times that I wonder why I continue to see the series through to the end. Of course, Gabriel Byrne continues to play Paul with his usual intensity and level of mastery. The character of Sunil is likewise portrayed with subtlety by Irrfan Khan. However, even Debra Winger cannot save the stale writing for the character of Frances and lack of imagination for a compelling story behind that character. Most egregious is the horribly stereotyped character of Jessie, that is an affront to gay folks everywhere. His dialogue basically consists of a litany of overacted profanity describing his sexual exploits--ham ham ham, and annoying ham at that. The replacement of Gina Tolle with Paul's new Therapist is equally as soporific, as the character has nothing compelling about her, and the actress fits the part perfectly. Such a disappointment. Full Review »
  2. Nov 3, 2010
    10
    This season has managed to make me angry and anxious. Not in a bad way but in a good way because the way they present and act makes me feelThis season has managed to make me angry and anxious. Not in a bad way but in a good way because the way they present and act makes me feel like I am the one in the couch and no matter what side I see myself in I can just taste tension. This kind of immersion I have never felt before with any show. Full Review »
  3. Oct 29, 2010
    10
    Wow. They've done it again! This time without scripts from Israel. Every episode is fascinating. The acting is amazing, though it's a littleWow. They've done it again! This time without scripts from Israel. Every episode is fascinating. The acting is amazing, though it's a little hard to tell with Debra Winger as her role is that of a person who's largely fake. We were a little confused by the first episode with the young adopted man, as it seemed that we were entering in the middle, but that turned out to be smart and effective. My main question is whether Paul, the psychotherapist will survive until the end of the season. All in all, clearly one of the best shows on TV. Full Review »