In Treatment (Tv Series) 2008

In Treatment is an award-winning HBO drama, produced and developed by Rodrigo Garcia, about a psychotherapist, 53 year old Dr. Paul Weston, and his weekly sessions with his patients. It stars Golden Globe winner, Gabriel Byrne in his first Emmy-nominated role as Paul.

It premiered on January 28, 2008 as a five-night a week serial drama. Each night focused on one patient. The show debuted in Eastern Canada on January 28, 2008 on The Movie Network. The format, script and opening theme are based on the critically acclaimed Israeli show Betipul, created by Hagai Levi.

Plot: A psychotherapist questions his abilities and gets help by reuniting with his old therapist, whom he has not seen for ten years.
Forty-three episodes were ordered as a block for Season 1.
In a somewhat unusual move, the first fifteen episodes had been made available for download through Apple’s iTunes and Amazon Unbox. The first several weeks of episodes had also been available on HBO’s website, in streaming video, yet as of May 2008, the videos from the abovementioned sources had been removed. The first season covered nine weeks for most of the characters, although Monday and Tuesday only have episodes for the first eight weeks. The series was renewed for a second season on June 20, 2008, with Gabriel Byrne, Dianne Wiest and Glynn Turman returning. Michelle Forbes may return in a guest starring role. Production on Season 2 began in fall ,in New York and wrapped up in early 2009. Season Two debuted April 5&6, 2009. In Canada, HBO Canada aired Season 2 day-and-date with HBO in the U.S.
Cast and characters
Gabriel Byrne is Paul Weston 53, a charming, relentless, but detached and neurotic psychotherapist, who is seeking his own peaceful existence, free of self-doubt and ambivialence. He is a graduate of Columbia University with a BA and a MS, as well as a PhD. from the New School of Social Research. In the summer of 1988, he moved to Maryland to work at the Baltimore Psychotherapy Institute. He has a private practice. He habitually does not take notes about patients’ therapy sessions, but is beginning to reconsider due to a legal matter concerning a former patient’s untimely death.
Paul’s family has ongoing cameo appearances in various episodes:
* Michelle Forbes, is Paul’s (ex)wife, Kate. Their marriage ended at the end the first season, because of his unconsummated obsession with his patient, Laura, as well as, her extramarital affair due to the lack of emotional intimacy in her marriage.
* Jake Richardson is Ian, their college aged son.
* Mae Whitman is Rosie, their teen aged daughter.
* Max Burkholder is Max, their youngest son (9-years-old in the first season).
Awards and nominations
* 60th Primetime Emmy Awards:
o Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Gabriel Byrne, nominated)
o Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Dianne Wiest, won)
o Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Glynn Turman, won)
o Best Cinematography for a Half-Hour Series (Fred Murphy, nominated)
* 66th Golden Globe Awards:
o Best Television Series – Drama (nominated)
o Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Gabriel Byrne, won)
o Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Dianne Wiest, nominated)
o Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Melissa George, nominated)
o Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Blair Underwood, nominated)
* Directors Guild of America Awards 2008:
o Drama Series (Night) (Paris Barclay for directing “Alex: Week Eight”, nominated)
* Writers Guild of America Awards 2008:
o Best New Series (Rodrigo Garcia, Bryan Goluboff, Davey Holmes, William Meritt Johnson, Amy Lippman and Sarah Treem, won)
* 2008 AFI Awards:
o Best Television Series

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