October 23rd, 2009 by thetvchick
In Treatment is probably the most unique and fascinating show on television (even though it is not technically on television right now). Based on an Israeli series called Bei Tipul, it finished its triumphant 2nd season earlier in the year. It follows the life of therapist Dr. Paul Weston (played by the incomparable Gabriel Byrne), his patients, and his sessions with his own therapist Gina (played by the lovely and talented Dianne Wiest). Each week was more compelling then the next. Each character was incredible, and insightful. Each episode made you feel like you were going through therapy and life changing events with the characters. I even found myself wishing I could sit on the couch across from Dr. Weston.
Despite it’s numerous accolades, awards and critical acclaim, it was unclear whether or not In Treatment would be picked up for a third season, because the Israeli series only had two seasons. However, I was thrilled to get this piece of news this afternoon. Michael Lombardo, president, Programming Group and West Coast Operations, HBO, said: “In Treatment is synonymous with inspired writing and brilliant acting,” noted Lombardo. “This is the kind of show that could only flourish on HBO, and we’re proud to bring it back.”
Well done, HBO! I am eagerly awaiting In Treatment’s return.Tweet