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
Really well done. A show full of reality without the unnecessary entertainment gimmicks. In Michael one gets to see the suffering and how he tries to overcome his fears with the help of his doctor. The doctor-patient relationship is wonderful and so real. I found the cast brought on that reality. From Michael, to Dr. Storper and Claire and all the way to Mr. Renn acting with so much ease on his scooter-that couldn't have been easy! This cast must have been chosen with everything in mind. The perfect chemistry between Michael and Clair, the trick played by Dr. Storper were the highlights. Direction by Don Mckellar, our Canadian hero, is second to none. Honestly, he has done an amazing job to bring the cast together. An excellent, excellent production which I hope will continue like the US soaps. This is what we need to watch not the reality dance shows!
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