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The Shrink Next Door: Season 1 (2021)



Critic Consensus: The Shrink Next Door is a cookie full of perhaps too much arsenic, but Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd prove they're as capable of conjuring disquiet as they are laughs.


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Inspired by true events, "The Shrink Next Door" details the bizarre relationship between psychiatrist to the stars Dr. Isaac "Ike" Herschkopf (played by Paul Rudd) and his longtime patient Martin "Marty" Markowitz (played by Will Ferrell). Over the course of their relationship, the all-too-charming Ike slowly inserts himself into Marty's life, even moving into Marty's Hamptons home and persuading Marty to name him president of the family business. The series explores how a seemingly normal doctor-patient dynamic morphs into an exploitative relationship filled with manipulation, power grabs, and dysfunction at its finest.


Critic Reviews for The Shrink Next Door: Season 1

All Critics (58) | Top Critics (23)

Amounts to less than the sum of its ambitious parts; intriguing moments of acting and casting that somehow fail to reveal a surprising or enlightening tale.

November 12, 2021 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

November 11, 2021 | Full Review…

The three main characters and actors couldn't be more fascinating to behold while the writing and directing is snappy, shrewd and filled with wry little details that later have a big impact.

November 11, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A drawn-out true-cringe story.

November 10, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Watching the story unfold, as Rudd's psychiatrist manipulates Ferrell's patient utterly and completely over the course of decades,is sometimes like scraping your knuckles on a cheese grater.

November 9, 2021 | Full Review…

"The Shrink Next Door" strikes a few chords over eight episodes and holds your interest throughout...

November 8, 2021 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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