Air Dates: January 28, 2008 – December 7, 2010
Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Dianne Wiest, Michelle Forbes, Melissa George, Blair Underwood, Mia Wasikowska, Emberth Davidtz, Josh Charles, Hope Davis, Alison Pill, Irrfan Khan, Debra Winger, Dane DeHaan, Amy Ryan, Alex Wolff
A remake of the Israeli series BeTipul, HBO's In Treatment replicated the inventive structure of that hit show: A new episode each night, Monday through Friday, covering each patient the therapist (Gabriel Byrne) treats, as well as his session with his own shrink (Dianne West).
The patients change from season to season, with the fixed points being Byrne, West, and some of the most incredible acting TV has ever seen. Truly, the three seasons of In Treatment were master classes in performance. The small scale—episodes set in the therapists's office—focused the viewer's attention, asking you to attend to the face and body language in a way that's unusual for TV (or most Hollywood movies, for that matter). —RS