I had a fascinating conversation with an Iranian-American psychiatrist in LA last year. I asked him if the therapy scenes in The Sopranos seemed authentic to him. He said yes, but recommended an even better portrayal in the HBO show - In Treatment.
The episodes in the first season showed each day of the week, Monday through Friday.
This is a sensational, very intense show, dealing with issues that everyone can relate to and usually lie below the surface of normal conversation. In Treatment also raises serious questions about psychotherapy. A terrific way to get a sense of psychotherapy and to get a better understanding of people in general. In Treatment is based on a highly successful Israeli show.
The acting is incredible. All of it.
The third season began in October, but we'll have to wait until the DVD's are available.
In Treatment website.
In Treatment on Wikipedia.