The Shrink Next Door: Apple TV + Series Information

If you are a person who is fond of podcasts, The Shrink Next Door will surely sound like you. Because yes, now a series has been created based on real events about this podcast that was launched in 2019. That is why if you want to see the whole story that happened with this podcast without a doubt this is a series that will interest you , and it will surely shock you. We tell you all the details of this below.

Production data and members

In this miniseries you will be able to find many familiar faces when it comes to talking about the actors who play all the characters. But the really important thing is that behind the cameras there is a great human team that seeks to transmit an entire experience in each of the episodes.

Production equipment and technical data

  • Directors: Miguel Showalter and Jesse Peretz.
  • Executive producer: Georgia Pritchett, Will Ferrell, Jessiva Elbaum, Brittney Segal, Paul Rudd, Michael Showalter, Jordana Mollick, Henan López …
  • Music: Josué Moshier.
  • Based on: The Shrink Next Door by Joe Nocera (podcast).
  • Production companies: Bloomberg Media, Gloria Sánchez Productions, Buckaroo, Small Mammal.
  • Recording location: U.S.
  • Distribution platforms: Apple TV +.

Actors and characters represented

  • Martín “Marty” Markowitz interpreted by Will Ferrell, one of the psychiatrist’s patients with whom he establishes a close relationship.
  • Isaac “Ike” Herschkopf interpreted by Paul rudd, the psychiatrist and one of the protagonists of this miniseries, in which it is seen how he establishes relationships with all these patients, with a purpose that may not be the most appropriate for a mental health professional.
  • Phyllis shapiro interpreted by Kathryn hahn, Marty’s sister, who defines herself as a really stubborn person and with whom she has different discussions with the aim of getting her out of the clutches of the psychiatrist, since she sees that something is wrong with this person and that it directly affects his brother.
  • Bonnie Herschkopf interpreted by Casey Wilson, the psychiatrist’s wife who presents herself as an ambitious person who supports her husband in everything he does, even when approaching unethical practices. He attends events with the doctor and listens to him plan all his speeches.

Synopsis, trailer and episodes that have aired

This is an American miniseries of psychological black dramatic comedy. Keep in mind that it is based on the podcast that has the same name as the series, and that in this way it is about extending the success it has had. Both the podcast and the series tell the story of the psychiatrist Isaac, who in 2021 was investigated by the New York Department of Health, and a considerable sanction was applied. In this case, it could be seen that he carried out different unethical practices, which are those that are related throughout all the episodes of the miniseries. It is important to note that it is a miniseries, because it will only have one season. That is why a second season should not be expected, since in this case it is a story that has a beginning and an end.

Season 1 (2021)

The first season of The Shrink Next Door, was released on November 12, 2021 with a total of eight episodes that were released weekly. These came to an end on December 17, 2021, without a second season, as it was only a miniseries. That is why these eight episodes are really intense to be able to group all the necessary information from this true story.

Chapter 1 (1 × 01): «The consultation»

  • Release date: November 12, 2021.
  • Duration: 35 minutes.
  • Plot: This is 1982, and Martin Markowitz is visiting Dr. Isaac “Ike” Herschkopf on the advice of his sister, Phyllis, to help with her anxiety and pain attacks after the recent death of her parents. Ike uses an unconventional method to help Marty with his problems, playing basketball and having lunch. Once Marty is satisfied with the session, he decides to come back creating a great bond here.

Chapter 2 (1 × 02): «The ceremony»

  • Release date: November 12, 2021.
  • Duration: 40 minutes.
  • Plot: Marty’s birthday is approaching, and that is why Ike advises him to celebrate a second Bar Mitzvah, since the first one did not enjoy it. While his sister, Phyllis, disagrees that it might dishonor their parents’ memory, these two go ahead with the plan. The sister, in order to avoid this, asks the Rabbi for help who files a complaint against the psychologist, but all she gets is a reprimand, and Marty celebrates the Bar Mitzvah only with friends and family of her psychiatrist. Here you can see the disconnection with his friends.

Chapter 3 (1 × 03): “The Treatment”

  • Release date: November 12, 2021.
  • Duration: 49 minutes.
  • Plot: Phyllis asks Marty to open the family trust fund to hire a lawyer for her divorce. Meanwhile, the relationship between Ike and Marty continues to improve, creating business ideas together. Phyllis, scared by the great closeness that exists, comes to the psychiatrist’s office to have a session that goes very wrong. Marty reveals the great inheritance that Ike has, and he begins to insert himself even more into his life. This may be due to an economic interest to be able to get all the money you have in the funds.

Chapter 4 (1 × 04): “The Foundation”

  • Release date: November 19, 2021.
  • Duration: 45 minutes.
  • Plot: Marty officially removes Phyllis from his life, and hires Ike in his company. Marty starts a foundation with Ike, but only with the latter’s money. In addition, the psychiatrist’s patient meets a girl, whom he takes to a charity gala where they will feel uncomfortable. This is because Ike makes very blatant claims and a great deal of money is spent on various auctions. This causes a heart attack for Marty, and while he was admitted, the psychiatrist recommends his appointment leave him for the sake of his recovery.

Chapter 5 (1 × 05): “The Family Tree”

  • Release date: November 25, 2021.
  • Duration: 41 minutes.
  • Plot: Ike’s father passes away, and Marty offers his house to his family. In this case Ike takes absolute control of the house, decorating and organizing it to his liking in a unilateral way. He goes so far as to send Marty to the boarding house, keeping himself with the main room. He goes so far as to demand that Marty cut down a tree for his parents, threatening to cut the relationship permanently. Marty, in order not to lose the bond, and totally blind from being in a toxic relationship, ends up obeying.

Chapter 6 (1 × 06): «The party»

  • Release date: December 3, 2021.
  • Duration: 41 minutes.
  • Plot: Ike organizes a party for Marty, where he acts as a waiter despite being the owner. At a second party, he meets another Ike patient who warns him about his unethical performances. In this way he realizes that he wants to return to his previous life, although he tries to run away from Ike it is impossible. Meanwhile, Ike tries to prove that Miriam is a really toxic person, when in reality he is the toxic person.

Chapter 7 (1 × 07): «The advance»

  • Release date: December 10, 2021.
  • Duration: 42 minutes.
  • Plot: in this case Marty begins to open his eyes. After being operated on for hernia, he sees how Ike does not visit him on any occasion. When he runs away after four ideas, he tries to confront Ike and decides to change the course of his company without asking for his advice. This ends with the sudden dismissal of Ike, and also not going to more consultations.

Chapter 8 (1 × 08): “The Verdict”

  • Release date: December 17, 2021.
  • Duration: 48 minutes.
  • Plot: last chapter of the miniseries, where it is seen as Marty returns to therapy to give Ike a chance. But the same practices of having an emotional dependence continue. He begins to realize that he has lost many relationships as a result of Ike, finally reconciling with his sister. This reconciliation caused all Ike’s things to be burned on his properties. In this way, he tried to integrate back into his old life and even sue the psychiatrist to revoke his license, as he was a toxic person. In a last attempt, Ike tries to go back to being a parasite of Marty’s life, without any success as he is already immune.

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