By jamesisrael | JUMP CUTS by James Israel April 3, 2009 at 4:50AM
HBO's "In Treatment" Season 2 (which starts this Sunday) is getting some great write-ups:
Its vivid, cliché-free writing has always been "In Treatment"'s singular strength. That's even truer in its riveting new season -- no small accomplishment.
Wall Street Journal
Byrne is brilliant and - for the most part - so is this fine and absorbing show. GRADE A
Season 2 of HBO's In Treatment remains TV's most satisfyingly cerebral drama simply by talking, over and over, about age-old woes: family, regret, sex, mortality.
Convincing, with an upgraded talent roster and a storyline that deftly builds upon what's gone before.
A slew of independent filmmakers directed episodes including:
Ryan Fleck ("Half Nelson," "Sugar")
Terry George ("Hotel Rwanda")
Josh Marston ("Maria Full of Grace")
Jim McKay ("Our Song")
Courtney Hunt ("Frozen River")
I haven't watched the show but going to definitely check it out. Jeff Israel, my brother and filmmaking collaborator has been working in post-production for Season 2. Nice work!