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Huff

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Dr. Craig "Huff" Huffstodt (Hank Azaria) is a very successful psychiatrist who is thrown into turmoil after a 15 year old patient commits suicide in his office. Huff's family consists of his son Byrd (Anton Yelchin), brother Teddy (Andy Comeau), his antagonistic mother Izzy (Blythe Danner), who is critical and nosey, but means well, and his strong-willed wife Beth (Paget Brewster). Huff's best friend, Russell Tupper (Oliver Pratt), makes frequent appearances to provide a different perspective. This is the story of a psychiatrist who has spent his entire life helping others find peace and clarity while his own state of mind is in constant question. The suicide of his patient has now forced him to re-evaluate everything. We watch as a midlife crisis erupts into brief outbursts of delusion. The series is interspersed with fantasy sequences which expose Huff's take on his family and work as he struggles with his daily life.

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AIRED ON 6/25/2006

Season 2 : Episode 13

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  • Starting off as quirky, original and with strong characters this show didn't wait long before taking the nose dive to becoming one of those mundane, whiney shows that make you wish you could get a refund on your time.moreless

    6.0
    I watched the first episode when it aired on free to air televion in Australia and loved it. I thought it was worth mentioning to others, so even passed on the word telling people to tape it and watch it later if they could not sit up beyond midnight to watch it.



    Sadly... at the first sign of marital trouble, the characters became whiney and irritating. If Huff gets back on track later, I wouldn't know... I gave it a few chances to pick up again and then gave up on self torture. Three strikes n' all that.



    I don't think life of television folk should appear perfect but gruddamn it there's enough shows out there whining on and putting arms to foreheads like Victorian maidens in distress without the rest of television needing to follow suit.



    Veronica Mars, I think, manages character crisis' well - keeping up the pace of the story line and being true to the character while letting you know all is not well without the deterioration into BORING!



    My advice... watch the first few episodes, they are still worth it... but when the characters start to annoy - 'run! forrest! run!'.



    I'm not surprised it was canned.moreless
  • A very interesting show.

    7.5
    I discovered this show some weeks ago and decided to give it a chance. Thankfully I did it because it's a very interesting show to watch. Firstly, the plot is good, a psychiatrist who see in his own office how one of his patiens, a 15 year old boy, kill himself. From that incidence on, Huff started to see a strange man from western Europe and other fantasies. The episodes are very well written and the development of each one of the characters is brilliant. There is sex, drugs and swearwords but those things are one of the charms of "Huff".



    At last, but not least, I have to mention the wonderful cast starting with Hank Azaria, who plays the main character Dr. Craig Huffstodt; Paget Brewster, Blythe Danner, Oliver Platt and Anton Yelchin. But, there are many good supporting actors. I have may episodes to watch already, but it seems this was another show cancelled too early by Showtime.moreless
  • Excellent show can't wait for season 2 to come out on DVD as already own season 1....

    10
    Awesome! Can't wait for season 2 to come out on DVD. An excellent show that I greatly enjoyed. Very well written and acted.......

    I don't understand why when they have such quality shows they are always so short lived yet the reality tv genre just keeps growing and growing while only two seasons of this awesome show are all I'm aware of and can only wish for more more more......

    I know money is the biggest consideration but quality shold also be a factor. We have the access to great writers and actors etc. needed for such great works like Huff yet we don't take advantage of the quality of shows such as this....moreless
  • A brilliantly written show. I'm compelled to register my disgust that it did not get scheduled for a third season.

    10
    A brilliantly written show. I'm compelled to register my disgust that it did not get scheduled for a third season. Surely showtime could at least give its followers the decency of a feature lenght episode to resolve the storyline?



    Its an abomination that quality television like this gets axed while mediocre reality shows continue to dominate our airwaves.



    I take my hat off to the writers, actors, editors and director for two seasons of compelling viewing. Visually it was superb and the scene transitions were remarkable. The writing was sharp and witty and the character development was very well executed.



    Huff is the best show to hit TV since Twin Peaks. And thats really saying somethingmoreless
  • Why does Showtime end up cancelling all the good shows?

    8.8
    The series of Huff was a ground breaking drama that truly had power over it's viewers. I see why every actor of this show joined this magnicifent cast of award winners. Hank Azaria portrail of Dr. Craig "Huff" Huffstodt was some of the most emotionally moving acting I have seen in a long time. The shows vision of a mental health crisis is very life like, and almost to close to home. With the feeling of a real family, with its few ups and majority of downs, this show made you feel good, funny, scared, sad and left you wanting more. It is truly sad that this series had to end so soon. I can't say it was a shock though, with Showtime throwing it to the back of the pile, it seems that there wasn't much hope for a return after it's long hiatus. I wish there were more dramas with this much content and this much feeling.moreless
  • SIMPSONS VOICE HELMS WACKY COMEDY ABOUT TWO LAID-OFF YANKEES WHO TRAVEL SOUTH OF THE BORDER TO REGAIN THEIR JOBS.

    Azaria's job Outsourced for comedy

  • THE MAN FROM THE BOY FROM OZ WILL GUEST STAR IN BCC PORT PILOT.

    Lowry, Jackman bet on Blackpool

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