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

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

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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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USA

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English

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7 November 2004 (USA) See more »

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!Huff See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Kimberly Brooks had to audition five times for the role of Paula. See more »

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

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Featured in The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005) See more »

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Showtime matches HBO's content
1 February 2005 | by susanhuSee all my reviews

Like HBO's The Sopranos, Showtime's HUFF shows us as much about the interior lives of its characters as it does their exterior relationships and problems.

Azaria is brilliant as a well-known, highly paid psychiatrist whose practice overlaps into his family's life in countless ways, often at the expense of his own interior self-expression (except through fleeting appearances of a phantom character) and his family's safety and security. The rational approach he has to display at all times -- in other words, is practiced in displaying -- almost becomes his downfall.

Oliver Platt -- as Huff's longtime friend and successful, raunchy attorney -- and Blythe Danner -- as Huff's mother -- practically steal the show because they're both great actors and they've both been given off-the-wall, fascinating, likable characters. Platt and Danner provide some of the funniest moments. Swoozie Kurtz guest stars as the mother of Huff's wife, and is compelling in her struggle with cancer.

Drama, marital conflict, mother/son problems, unmet needs, occasional frightening violence, drugs, teen sex, kids acting more mature sometimes than their parents: HUFF has it all. And it's relieved by quirky, sometimes laughing-out-loud comedic moments. As well as the consistent solid acting and interesting story lines.

I'm not sure I can wait a year to see what happens next. The last episode left me on the edge of my chair.

Frankly, I signed up with Showtime so I could get the Sundance Channel. But, I'd keep subscribing just to catch HUFF.


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