THE PATIENT had a slower, informative, laid-back episode this week. Fillers are necessary, I know. It lulled me into the humdrum of therapy. Then POWโ€ฆ Sam is for real.ย 

Alan (Steve Carell) and Sam (Domhnall Gleeson) make such a dynamic pair. Their timing is exquisite. The writers are keeping the viewers at arm’s length.ย They are taking their time building this series’ creepy, visceral, raw, revealing mental health sessions. It is working.ย 

Watching THE PATIENT upsets me. I want my action a little faster. I didn’t know where this was all heading, but it was crystal clear after the final moments. I want to screamโ€ฆget out now! But, I fear no one is listening. This has all the makings of ending badly. I am hooked.ย 

THE PATIENT is available to stream on HULU. 

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Childrenโ€™s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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