If you really like drama and psychological thrillers series, The Patient is a must-watch TV show. The Patient was released on August 30, 2022, on FX on Hulu, but it will soon be available on Disney+ UK. The Drama and Psychological Thriller has caused the attention of the public since its release and also has been claimed by critics, receiving positive reviews from it. Here are some reasons why you should definitely watch the ten-episode show created by Joel Field and Joe Weisberg.
What is The Patient about?
The Patient follows the story of Sam Fortner who is a serial killer who kidnaps a therapist named Alan Strauss (Steve Carell), Fortner demands that Strauss give him therapy sessions. Alan must stop Sam from killing again and avoid becoming his next victim. Sam wants Alan to curb his homicidal urges. In order to survive, Alan unwinds Sam’s mind with the objective to stop killing again, yet Sam is a complicated patient since he refuses to address critical topics.
Who starts in the show?
The Patient’s main cast is formed by Steve Carell as Alan Strauss, a therapist who is kidnapped by a serial killer, Domhnall Gleeson as Sam Fortner who is the serial killer and Alan’s new patient and Linda Emond as Candance Fortner, Sam’s mother who knows about the situation.
As recurring, Andrew Leeds as Ezra Strauss, who is the son of Alan and Beth, Laura Niemi as Beth Strauss, the deceased wife of Alan who died of cancer, Alan Blumenfeld as Chaim Benjamin, Alex Rich as Elias, who was held captive by Sam, and David Alan Grier as Charlie Addison, Alan’s former therapist.
We need to highlight Steve Carell who is very well-known for his brilliant role as Michael Scott in The Office (2005–2013). Carell has also been part of other projects such as all the Despicable Me films and Minions. As for Domhnall Gleeson, the Irish actor has been part of well-known projects like some Harry Potter films, Star Wars, and Brooklyn (2015) which was nominated for many awards including the Academy Awards.
How was the critical reception of The Patient?
The Patient received positive reviews from the experts, starting with Rotten Tomatoes which gave the show an 86% out of 100%, which is a good score, but it was not “certified fresh” by the website. On the other hand, IMDb gave the show a 7 out of 10. The Patient received an average score at FilmAffinity of 6.2 out of 10. Overall, the series has more positive reviews than negative ones, alleging it is a good show to watch.
Where can you watch The Patient?
The Patient is available on Hulu with a subscription, but it will available on Disney+ UK on November 30, including all episodes. It is unsure yet if the series will be added in other regions.
Is there a trailer?
Yes, there is, you can watch it on Youtube through the Disney Australia and New Zealand channel, but also on through the 20th Century Studios Canada channel.
If you are really into suspense series and psychological thrillers, then The Patient is the perfect pick for you. Plus, the story may hook you up as the series progresses. If you watched The Americans (created by Joe Weisberg), then you might also like Weisberg’s style.