The Shrink Next Door: Season 1

The Shrink Next Door: Season 1

The Shrink Next Door: Season 1

A psychiatrist (Paul Rudd) starts to slowly creep in, and take over, his patient Marty's (Will Ferrell) life and family business in this dark comedy series based on a true story. Co-stars Kathryn Hahn (WandaVision).

2021USAApple
ComedyTrue Story & Biography

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
12 November 2021

The Consultation

Marty is struggling with anxiety, so his sister Phyllis persuades him to start seeing well-regarded psychiatrist Dr. Ike.

EPISODE 1.2
12 November 2021

The Ceremony

Dr. Ike convinces Marty to have a second bar mitzvah, which upsets Phyllis.

EPISODE 1.3
12 November 2021

The Treatment

Marty invites Dr. Ike to help out with the family business. Phyllis senses she is losing her brother and decides to take matters into her own hands.

EPISODE 1.4
19 November 2021

The Foundation

Dr. Ike persuades Marty to start a charity with him. Marty sparks with a female employee at the frame store.

EPISODE 1.5
26 November 2021

The Family Tree

When Dr. Ike experiences a death in the family, Marty invites him to come stay at his house in the Hamptons.

EPISODE 1.6
3 December 2021

The Party

Dr. Ike and Marty throw a series of extravagant parties at the Hamptons house—mostly at Marty's expense.

EPISODE 1.7

The Breakthrough

Expected arrival: 10 December 2021 

Marty considers a company move to New Jersey, but is that a boundary even Dr. Ike can't cross?

EPISODE 1.8

Episode 8

Expected arrival: 17 December 2021 

:( Episode synopsis not known. Yet.

The Shrink Next Door: Season 1 / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Both characters are, in the end, ciphers.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Strikes a few chords over eight episodes and holds your interest throughout...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

The result is confusing, landing in a no-man's-land between comedy, drama and thriller.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Mainly what held my interest in The Shrink Next Door was the myriad reasons it doesn't quite work.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

A drawn-out true-cringe story.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

If you watch The Shrink Next Door as a showcase for two extraordinary actors, you will likely have a great viewing experience. I certainly did.

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New York Post

New York Post

Disturbing - and not in an entertaining way.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The series rapidly hops between decades but feels like it moves at a crawl, dulling the myriad charms of its leading cast.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

It would all seem a tad daft and overblown if it wasn't for the fact that it all really happened.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The sheer size and nerve of the three-decade scam will keep you going to the end.

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IGN

IGN

The rinse/repeat abuse dynamic of Ike and Marty becomes an exceptionally tedious watch by series end.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Maybe a different creative team could've done a better job adapting The Shrink Next Door, or maybe Marty Markowitz's story simply didn't need to be retold.

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