Michael and David have been seeing each other, professionally, twice a week for 15 years. They're making progress. Dr. David Storper is a psychiatrist specializing in cognitive behavioral ... See full summary »
Michael and David have been seeing each other, professionally, twice a week for 15 years. They're making progress. Dr. David Storper is a psychiatrist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy. Translation: David and Michael venture out of the office to engage in real-life exercises designed to conquer specific fears. Michael is David's most challenging patient. He is wracked by a litany of anxieties centered round the most mundane things - cats, buses, strangers, bridges, girls. He's 30. No one knows Michael better than David. Like most patients, Michael knows nothing about David. The doctor is a workaholic and, arguably, his controlling nature and secret drinking contributed to the break-up of his marriage. But he's working on these things. Michael believes David is his key to happiness. David believes Michael is his key to a lucrative book deal. They live in Ottawa, a city rife with misunderstandings. Without his knowing, Michael (renamed 'Miguel') has become the central figure ... Written by
This is a great situation and it's cleverly written! Matt Watts stumbles around as the key patient apparently needing therapy yet actually living quite a good life. Matt has his struggles, but he somehow pulls off the important things and finds success all around him. The therapist, however, is comically inept at everyday life! Fortunately, he can bounce things off his supervisor, Ed Asner (in shorts). The other characters are either competent in their personal lives or in their professional lives, but few master both. ~~~ The writing for this series is tight and not overly predictable. The acting is understated and credible. I absolutely RAVE about this series! I introduced my neighbours to this series and now we arrange to get together each week so we can watch it together (on demand).
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