After swearing up and down that I was not going to get sucked into another program on HBO, I have fallen. The show: In Treatment. The premise: Gabriel Byrne plays a psychotherapist/psychiatrist. Every weeknight focuses on a particular patient’s session. Friday is his own session. His therapist is played by the awesome Dianne Wiest.
It’s a cool premise and the cast is excellent. A couple of the actors are not native Americans so there have been a few accent issues. But it’s a good show. The Wednesday session focuses on a teenage gymnast named Sophie (played by an extremely talented actress, Mia Wasikowska). This is the one I find the most enthralling to watch.
As a seasoned and somewhat jaded television viewer and filmgoer, I think it’s safe to say that there are no real plot twists you can’t see a mile down the road. But the show isn’t really about plot. It’s more about the process of therapy–the journey if you will.