Dr. Craig Huffstodt is a family man and a successful psychiatrist who gets a wake-up call when one of his patients, a 15-year-old boy, commits suicide during a therapy session. Huff's whole existence - as doctor, husband, ... more »father, son, brother and friend - goes through a dramatic reawakening as he begins to question who he is, what he's made of and how he fits in --- anywhere. Having always considered himself the eternal caretaker, whose mission is to save people, Huff suddenly realizes that he can't save everyone. The lines of reality start to blur as he goes from the functionally insane at the office to the daily insanities of life with his family at home. His nurturing nature is tested at nearly every turn and soon his so-called "normal" world and family life start to become as surreal as the world of his patients.« less
Patricia M. from HAGERSTOWN, MD Reviewed on 11/3/2016...
Great entire series! Similar to "In Treatment"... follows the personal and inner life of a career psychiatrist. Extremely well done.
Wendy B. from MICANOPY, FL Reviewed on 9/30/2013...
This show can be watched multiple times, & it just gets better & better. & I found season 2 on Amazon that ties everything up pretty nicely. I can't understand why they cancelled this show. Deep, funny, profoundly sad, & magical, & the ending, I promise will both surprise you & knock u to your knees. FABULOUS series.
Canes N. from WALLACE, NC Reviewed on 9/8/2010...
This show starts off a little slow but really gets going at about episode 4. Great characters and Blythe Danner is fabulous as the matriarch.
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Geonn W. Cannon | Oklahoma | 03/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Whenever people talk about the great shows pay cable has to offer, they always talk about HBO. Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Sex and the City, Deadwood... Showtime never gets a mention, despite such great and innovative programs such as Dead Like Me, Jeremiah and now: Huff.
With Huff, like all their shows, Showtime manages to make a show with conflicted, real characters without resorting to graphic sex or violence. The language is still as harsh as ever, but it's nothing you probably wouldn't hear in the course of a day if you were in these situations.
Even if HBO gets all the press for their sex and violence, Showtime has another winner with Huff. Great stories, wonderfully real characters who - gasp! - make mistakes, amazing acting... Craig Huffstodt and Hank Azaria are two different people who happen to look and sound a lot alike, I must say. Paget Brewster is completely believable as the harried housewife and who would have thought Blythe Danner could be unlikeable?!
Give this show a chance. The storylines don't resolve at the end of one episode, the characters strike realistically and behave much as you'd expect while you're hoping and praying they won't be that self-destructive.
And hey, Bob Saget plays a drug-addicted former sitcom star in one episode. It's almost worth the price of the set alone. ;-D"
Simply the best
imsocrazy | vass | 03/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This and Weeds are the most entertaining shows on television. Hank Azaria is just incredible and the only person who could play Huff. Oliver Platt is an absolute comic genius and I am madly in love with him. He is in a class by himself and deserves his own 5 stars. The way the whole family interacts is so fascinating and complicated and keeps me wanting more. I have watched the whole first season again just because I can't get enough!!! Bring on season 2."
Best Show on TV at a great price
Douglas Mashkow | 03/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love Sopranos, Six Feet, etc., but I consider "Huff" the best show on television. Hank Azaria is great as usual, but the performances given by Blythe Danner and Oliver Platt are superlative, both deserving of "Best Supporting" Emmys.
With the price set at $25 (with a $25 rebate if you subscribe to Shotime), the DVD set is a great way to get acquainted with "Huff."
Believe the HYPE.
Jody | New York, NY | 05/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The First season of Huff is an addicting & well done show. It is up to par with other great cable TV shows like Six Feet Under, Nip/Tuck, & Weeds. It features a superb cast including, Hank Azaria, Paget Brewster, Blythe Danner, and Oliver Platt. The show has great mix of dark comedy and serious drama centering around Craig Huffstodt's (Hank Azaria) life as a psychologist and his family & friends. There were a few weak storyline moments in the beginning of the season but the actors made it work and the season keeps getting stronger right up to the shocking finale! There are also fantastic guest appearances by Lara Flynn Boyle and Swoosie Kurtz."
Grows on you :-)
Little Miss Cutey | Melbourne, Australia | 04/17/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm about 2 episodes away from finishing my dvd set. It's been fun. I'd heard so many good things about it, and I know it's been an Emmy nominee for various reasons so I went ahead and ordered it since in Australia we don't get it (only got it in the last week around midnight showing). Hank Azaria is great as I thought he might be as the lead as a psychiatrist Dr. Craig 'Huff' Huffstodt. That's basically what the show centers around - his work life (where he is dealing with a patients suicide), his family life (great wife, interfering mother, turbulent teen son) and his own feelings about all of the above. This is a funny show, serious and moving. I really recommend it if you are a fan of a darker comedy with great story lines. To be honest, I cannot stand his friend who is played by Oliver Platt. He is the only negative for me. He is arrogant and cocky, but the other characters are fantastic (especially Blythe Danner - Huff's mother)."