4.0/10
2,650
36 user

Dr. Phil 

Talk show in which Dr. Phil McGraw invites guests to confront their problems.
Reviews
Popularity
2,035 ( 49)

On TV

Airs Tue. Nov. 20, 7:00 AM on OWN

Episodes

Next Episode


Today

Bronwyn and Brett each have thousands of pages of evidence claiming the other parent is unfit and have been battling in court for years; Charlamagne Tha God (radio show, "The Breakfast ...


Most Recent Episode


Monday, November 19

Bronwyn claims a man she hooked up with a few times has teamed up with her mother to destroy her, and they have come up with so many outlandish lies against her that Child Protective ...


Previous Episode


Sunday, November 18

Years



2020   2019   2018   2017   … See all »
30 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Phil McGraw ...  Himself - Host / ... 2,196 episodes, 2002-2020
Edit

Storyline

Dr. Phillip C. McGraw's show draws on his 25 years of experience in psychology, sociology and observation. Beginning his TV career as the resident expert on human behavior on Oprah Winfrey's daily talk show, Dr. Phil continues to deal with real issues in his blunt style. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Talk-Show

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official Google+ | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Доктор Фил See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The series was originally created in Standard Definition. It was not until Season 7 that it went to High Definition. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Will Ferrell/Green Day (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Dr. Phil - The "fun" and "harmful" layer cake show
20 November 2011 | by callistSee all my reviews

Dr. Phil gets 2 stars. 1 for actually taking up important issues and creating awareness and 1 for being entertaining - sometimes.

This is not the show to watch if you want a serious "(self) help" show. Dr. Phil is in your face and confrontational, which is sometimes funny, but you never doubt just whose side he is on in any given case - and you never doubt that the other part in the case is a horrible and guilty person. There are no shades of gray on Dr. Phil's show - which is strange, as the man has an education in psychology.

However, Dr. Phil may actually prove harmful sometimes. As it often is with media, he simply holds too much sway over people - he gives an opinion and millions of viewers cry out in agreement without the hassle of researching the subject. Not only harmful to the individuals, that Dr. Phil targets, it seems to also help undermine people's trust in actual authority, like the law (which, by no means is perfect or anywhere near that, but it is still a harmful influence that really doesn't help as it is often without real substance, just full of emotions).

Watch it if you like sob stories going no where, villains and judgment, or if you, like me, are a psychology student who is very interested in seeing the "acclaimed" Dr. Phil's verdicts and in making your own.

Funny note: Try to notice how many times Dr. Phil gives out-right professional advice as in "You have to do this/ you should do this...". None. Why? Because he's not a licensed psychologist any more, meaning that he CAN'T do it - it's against the law. All he can do is offer "good ideas" or layman's advice.


33 of 38 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 36 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed