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A Long Island psychotherapist's personal life unravels when she finds her husband cheating. Diving fully into her work, Dr. Dani Santino soon finds herself as the most sought-after ... See full summary »
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A Long Island psychotherapist's personal life unravels when she finds her husband cheating. Diving fully into her work, Dr. Dani Santino soon finds herself as the most sought-after therapist for high-profile clients. Athletes, entertainers, politicians, and others living in the spotlight clamor for her unique brand of tough love therapy during their moments of crisis. Although her career is reenergized, it wreaks havoc on her life as a newly minted single mom of two teenagers. Written by USA Network Publicity

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an epic not worth missing
16 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

I don't know why this show has a rating of 7 where I strongly believe that this deserves a straight out 9. It has everything a good show needs to have to stand out. Good script, great characters well played out, slow moving but worthwhile plot.

Dr. Dani Santino is one of my most favorite characters on television.She plays the role of a strong well built character of a single mother with a charisma to cherish and a refreshing smile with expressions that will knock you out. She also knows how to think right through every issue and put her words in an undeniably good notion. Well she should, she's playing the role of this psychiatrist that will solve just about anything that comes her way.

More importantly, every episode has a new case, with new top notch players facing difficulties. Their cases will make you think and give you a brief idea of how life can be really difficult sometimes. I myself could relate to a number of them, and go on to fascinate.

Then we have Terrence King (TK), key player of the New York Hawks with an intoxicating bad ass attitude towards everyone and a reckless lifestyle that no one can keep up with. This man acts like a baby throughout the season and is kept under control by his counselor cum friend Dr. Santino.

The kids are cool as well, and there is nothing more they could do to fit into their roles.

Other characters are good with only a few weak links, nothing noticeable. Nonetheless, the central characters have done a good job.

This is one of my standout shows this year and you can very easily sit through it. Don't miss out on this one. It was a blast for me, and I can't wait for Season 2.

Hats off to Callie Thorne the one that made this show what it is.


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