Depression is a funny thing. Or perhaps it is withdrawal, this dark feeling that washes over me every time I realize there are NO more In Treatment episodes on the horizon, no more intense encounters with Mia and April and Walter, no more sad-eyed Oliver, no more Gina/Paul fireworks.
I somehow expect it is no accident that this quote popped up in my Daily Quotes feed today:
“The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois.” —Gustave Flaubert
at the same time as this news entry:
Cable finales. HBO’s In Treatment (264,000 viewers Monday, below last year’s, despite a new block-scheduling strategy); MTV’sThe Hills (2.7 million Sunday); AMC’s Breaking Bad (1.5 million Sunday); and E!’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians (1.9 million Monday).
I find it so hard to beleive that a program of this utter greatness has so few viewers. I don’t think the bean counter is accurate. That or the fact people are canceling their pay cable channels to make ends meet. I would rather not buy lunch everyday to be able to afford HBO. This show is far beyond greatness. Perhaps more marketing? I have seen most of GB movies and this is his finest work to date. If this show does not return for more seasons, their goes my HBO subscription. I think a 12 step program should be started for us IT addicts.
It makes perfect sense to me. If programs such as I’M A CELEBRITY, GET ME OUT OF HERE and JOHN & KATE PLUS 8 is what the majority of people in the U.S. want to watch, no wonder a brilliant, highly intelligent, and thought-provoking series such as IN TREATMENT doesn’t stand a chance!! Very, very sad. I need to start seeing a therapist who can talk me through my depression if the series is not picked up by HBO :( :(
In Treatment has large international audience. This drama has been sold to TVs in a great number of countries (except UK!). I sincerely hope that HBO appreciates also the interest of the foreign fanciers on this intelligent and addictive drama. I have never enjoyed a TV drama more than this one. I have seen both seasons and can only say that the actors, especially Gabriel Byrne and Dianne Wiest, do brilliant work.
June, Tina, and riitta–thanks for your comments. In Treatment was a joy this year and last year, too. We can hope for a third season, but early indications are that this may not happen. So, we can hope. Whatever Gabriel Byrne does next, I am sure it will be exciting! See? I’m not so depressed…no, not depressed at all. WAH!!! :-)