The Shrink Next Door

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Let’s talk about The Shrink Next Door, a series on Apple TV+. Inspired by the true story of Marty and the therapist who turned his life around and then took it over. When he first meets Dr. Ike, Marty just wants to get better at boundaries; he learns all about them and what happens when they get crossed.

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The Shrink Next Door on Apple TV+
Rating: TV-MA
Genre: Based on a True Story, Drama
Type: TV
Released: 2021
Seasons: 1


Inspired by true events, “The Shrink Next Door” details the bizarre relationship between psychiatrist to the stars Dr. Isaac “Ike” Herschkopf (played by Paul Rudd) and his longtime patient Martin “Marty” Markowitz (played by Will Ferrell). Throughout their relationship, the all-too-charming Ike slowly inserts himself into Marty’s life, even moving into Marty’s Hamptons home and persuading Marty to name him president of the family business. The series explores how a seemingly normal doctor-patient dynamic morphs into an exploitative relationship filled with manipulation, power grabs, and dysfunction at its finest. The series also stars Kathryn Hahn as Phyllis, Marty’s younger sister, and Casey Wilson as Bonnie, the wife of Dr. Herschkopf.


Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, and Kathryn Hahn

Heather’s Review:

When I found out that they had made one of my favorite podcasts into a series AND that it started two of my favorite actors, Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd, I knew I would love it. I’m shocked by the ratings on this show, honestly. I binged the entire eight episodes in one day and applauded as soon as it was over. I’ve always loved Will Ferrell in comedy movies (Elf is one of my all-time favorite movies). But after watching this, I truly believe he was made for drama.

You will laugh, cry, get angry and cheer throughout this series. It’s hard to believe that this is based on a true story! It’s so good. I’ve already told my friends and family to watch. If you don’t already have access to Apple TV+, sign up for the trial just so you can watch this show!

Be sure to check out The Shrink Next Door podcast as well! It’s a great telling of the story by Ike’s neighbor.

I give The Shrink Next Door on Apple TV+ 5 out of 5 stars. 


65% of Google users liked this TV show
7.1/10 IMDb
57% Rotten Tomatoes

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  1. I love Paul Rudd. He’s such a great and funny actor. I would love to watch this show.

  2. I am so curious to watch it. I love series inspired of true stories!

  3. I loved this show! I hope they team up for more dramatic series!

  4. Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd, quite the duo! I’d love to check this film out!

  5. It sounds like they have some great actors in this. I will be looking out for it to watch when I have some spare time.

  6. I LOVE Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell. Sounds like a great cast for a show.

  7. I haven’t seen it but then again I don’t watch many tv shows. I wish I had the ability to watch this show bc it sounds good.

  8. This sounds like it would be really good. I’m going to have to check this out. I’m sure it’s going to be one I’ll enjoy watching.

  9. I am definitely going to see this show. I love Paul Rudd. He was so good in Ant man. Cannot wait to try the shrink next door.

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