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Huff 

Psychiatrist Craig Huffstodt (Azaria) experiences his own midlife crisis.

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Bob Lowry
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2   1  
2006   2005   2004  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Hank Azaria ...  Dr. Craig 'Huff' Huffstodt 26 episodes, 2004-2006
Paget Brewster ...  Beth Huffstodt 26 episodes, 2004-2006
Anton Yelchin ...  Byrd Huffstodt 26 episodes, 2004-2006
Blythe Danner ...  Isabelle 'Izzy' Huffstodt 26 episodes, 2004-2006
Andy Comeau ...  Teddy Huffstodt 26 episodes, 2004-2006
Oliver Platt ...  Russell Tupper 25 episodes, 2004-2006
Kimberly Brooks ...  Paula Dellahouse 24 episodes, 2004-2006
Liza Lapira ...  Maggie Del Rosario 21 episodes, 2004-2006
Faith Prince ...  Kelly Knippers / ... 19 episodes, 2004-2006
Jack Laufer ...  Homeless Hungarian 14 episodes, 2004-2006
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Psychiatrist Craig Huffstodt is a good therapist and middle-aged family man. However his own family's private lives are full of crazy stuff in every sense, including a mentally incurable uncle Teddy, who however fascinates Craig's adolescent son Byrd. Written by KGF Vissers

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Life. Sometimes you wake up in the middle of it.

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Comedy | Drama

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Bob Lowry couldn't imagine anyone but Hank Azaria playing the part of Dr Craig Huffstodt. Indeed its Azaria's favourite role of his own. See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening sequence shows images from various episodes, as well as voiceovers and surreal imagery. See more »

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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.210 (2006) See more »

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It was brilliant, but the cancellation was the right move
4 January 2009 | by serious_cineastSee all my reviews

The show stars Hank Azaria as psychiatrist Dr Huff(stodt). Without revealing too much, I'll just say the show basically revolves around his work and his personal life and all the trials and tribulations the characters face.

Right from the start, you realise, "this is quality television". The characters are interesting and appear convincing, the script is brilliant and everything is pretty well executed. At the end of most episodes you get that burning desire to watch the next one ("oh, what's going to happen next?!"). That's always a good indicator for a good show.

Hank Azaria is convincing in his depiction of a troubled psychiatrist. The actor who plays his kid is brilliant, as is Oliver Platt in his portrayal of the libertine lawyer who always seems to get into trouble of his own design.

For those of you wondering why there have only been two seasons: I can't quite fathom why the execs decided not to renew the show for another season. But I do know this, though: often it's best to quit while the going's good. Otherwise, by trying to top something that's already peaked, you run the risk of ruining something special - take Nip-Tuck, for example. By just going on and on they've ruined a great show that, after season 3, I think, was a mere shadow of its former self. So, don't worry about the cancellation of Huff. The end of season 2 was the point to stop, and by so doing the show was wrapped up admirably and with a good resolution at the end.

SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS SHOW?

I can recommend 'Huff' wholeheartedly and without reservation. This show, albeit largely unknown, is certainly a gem among television shows. Though I must say: It took some getting used to seeing Hank Azaria in this role after having seen him as Agador, the hilarious gay waiter in 'The Birdcage'. The contrast between the two roles is so stark, it'll make it even more enjoyable watching him in 'Huff'.

This show is likely to grow on you if you enjoyed 'Six Feet Under', 'Nip/Tuck' or 'Californication'. All these shows are somewhat brutal and unrelenting in depicting harsh realities and unusually offensive (for American television) language. It'll definitely keep you interested and you may enjoy it with a clean conscience as it is intelligently made.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2004 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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