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Sunday, August 12, 2007

State of Mind

I only recorded this show because it stars one of the most underrated actresses (in my opinion), Lili Taylor. However, I was surprised to enjoy it as much as I did. Ann Bellows (Taylor) is a therapist in New Haven, Connecticut. She shares an office with her husband, Phil (Chris Diamantopoulos), two other therapists, Cordelia Banks (Theresa Randle)and James Lecroix (Derek Riddell), and a doctor, Taj Kalid (Mido Hamada). They share a very quirky office manager, Fred (Kevin Chamberlin). In the pilot episode Ann finds out that her husband is having an affair with their couple's therapist. She starts to realize the irony that a therapist's life is in shambles. However, while meeting with her patients she can not keep from daydreaming about the mess her life has become. She kicks Phil out of the house and office and finds a young lawyer, Barry White (Devon Gummersall). The show is the story of Ann trying to get her life back together as well as the craziness that ensues in the office.

I really enjoyed this program. The cast is wonderful, especially Taylor. It is nice to see her in a role that can be very funny at times. I also enjoyed seeing Gummersall all grown up from the days of playing Brian on My So Called Life. All in all this dramedy is worth checking out.



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