I’ve been watching the first season of HBO’s In Treatment (which I abhor) because it’s at the top of my Netflix DVD queue, and I’m too lazy to sign into my account and delete it. Every time I get the little red envelope with the next disc inside, I’m like, fuck! I hate you.
In Treatment is obviously well done. It has “intelligent” dialogue, and famous actors. But honestly, almost all of the characters are insufferable, especially Laura, played by Melissa George, whose puffy lips and tales of awful sexcapades afford her no sympathy, even though she is completely gorgeous.
Even worse, it’s fucking boring. It’s the only show I’ve ever watched, including the mostly irrelevant House, and Big Rich Texas, that I don’t even bother paying attention to fully. Instead, I listen to it as background noise while I Gchat, or wash dishes, or sit and pick at the dead skin on my toes.
The only redeeming factor of the entire show are the episodes with Sophie, played by Mia Wasikowska.