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Monday: HBO's mesmerizing therapy drama "In Treatment" is worth a look. Plus: What did you think of "Oprah's Big Give" on Sunday?

By Salon Staff
Published March 3, 2008 11:00AM (EST)

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If you're not addicted to HBO's mesmerizing therapy drama "In Treatment" (9:30 p.m. EST weeknights) by now, it may be a little too late to catch up. Even if you can't tell what the hell is going on, though, this half-hour drama is so unique that it's worth a look. On Monday through Thursday, we sit in with different clients of therapist Paul Westin (played by Gabriel Byrne), while on Fridays, Westin visits his therapist (played by Dianne Wiest). Each character's story, including Westin's, takes unexpected and provocative turns along the way, but our favorite night has to be Monday, when crazy/smart/scary client Laura comes to torture and tease poor Westin with her confessions of love for him, followed by chiding, followed by sexy talk. She's the aging male therapist's fantasy/nightmare, and she's got Westin's number. But will she love him forever and ever or ruin him before the first season's final episodes next week?


In the special report "The Royal Family" (8 p.m. EST on ABC), Barbara Walters goes behind the scenes with the British royal family for a year. The finale of "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" airs tonight at 8 p.m. EST on Fox. In "My Brilliant Career" (10 p.m. EST on IFC) an independent female novelist finds her way in Australia; it's sort of like the 1979 version of "Living Out Loud." Following the same theme, "The Secret Life of a Soccer Mom" (10 p.m. EST on TLC) follows stay-at-home moms as they try their hand at their dream jobs.

Last night

What did you think of "Oprah's Big Give" on Sunday? Go here to discuss.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EST

David Hyde Pierce, Jason Statham

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EST

Geraldo Rivera, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Mark Halperin

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Ben Stiller,, Paul Dateh and Thes Ones

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings


Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings


Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EST


Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EST


Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EST


David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EST

Kate Hudson, Jack Hanna (repeat)

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EST

Garth Brooks, Christina Ricci (repeat)

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Laura Flanders (repeat)

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EST


Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EST


Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EST

Brooke Shields, Ming Tsai, Michelle Biloon

Contributors: Molly Eichel, Heather Havrilesky, Amy Reiter, Charly Wilder

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