Kevin C. Wong

Apple Series - Shrinking s1 (2023) [+]

Shrinking is a half hour drama comedy. Jimmy Laird (Jason Segel) is a therapist kind of going through the motions almost a year after his wife's death in a car accident. After another day of dull sessions where his patients are not progressing he decides to shake things up and starts giving out less safe advice, taking a patient out on a road trip, even eventually having a patient stay at his guest room at his home.

Meanwhile he's slowly trying to patch up his relationship with teenage daughter Alice (Lukita Maxwell) who he ignored for a year. Luckily she's been getting help from Jimmy's boss and mentor, Dr Paul Rhoades (Harrison Ford), and from Jimmy's nosy but well-meaning neighbor Liz (Christa Miller). There's also the third therapist in the practice, the sunny Gaby (Jessica Williams), who goes into a breakup with her boyfriend...

The show has a lot of funny moments and some serious moments. Ford and Williams are hilarious but are infrequent which is good to not overdo them. It's a pretty entertaining show though when I think about it I don't know why I'd watch this in the first place.