Head Case

2007 TV-14 2 seasons

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Head Case

2007 TV-14 2 seasons
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Bona fide Hollywood celebrities like Rosanna Arquette, Jerry Seinfeld, Jeff Goldblum and Hugh Hefner all want to be treated by fictional therapist Dr. Elizabeth Goode (Alexandra Wentworth) in this saucy hybrid of the real and unreal. The good doctor is joined by her cheerful, social-climbing receptionist, Lola Buckingham (Michelle Arthur), and her eccentric office mate, Freudian analyst Dr. Myron Finkelstein (Steve Landesberg).
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Summary of Season 1 (2007) - 2 discs

Alexandra Wentworth stars in this documentary-style comedy series as Dr. Elizabeth Goode, an unconventional therapist who uses ridicule, humiliation and derision to treat her patients, most of whom are members of the Hollywood elite. Among those making cameos as Dr. Goode's stereotypically neurotic patients are Jason Priestley, Alanis Morissette, Andy Dick, NFL Network's Rich Eisen, Tom Sizemore and Ralph Macchio.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
  • Alexandra Wentworth
  • Michelle Arthur
  • Steve Landesberg
  • Rob Benedict
  • Aris Alvarado
  • Candace Brown
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Reviews

age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this mature comedy series casts a cynical light on mental health professionals. The central character is a therapist who often tries to create turmoil in her patients' lives (insisting to one that he has unresolved homosexual tendencies, for example) and is harshly judgmental of them behind their backs (describing them to others as "f--ked up," etc.). References to sexuality are common -- in one scene, for example, the therapist uses two male dolls to simulate various sexual positions (the goal being to gauge a patient's emotional response to homosexuality). There's also plenty of cursing and some drinking.

Sexual Content

Lots of talk about sexuality (and homosexuality) and the desire for sex. In one scene, a woman uses two male dolls to simulate sexual activity. In another, one woman accuses another of giving her boyfriend a blow job.

Violence

Not applicable

Language

Frequent, unedited use of "ass," "s--t," and various versions of "f--k."

Social Behavior

Dr. Goode attempts to create problems in the lives of many of her patients -- and for the ones who have real problems, her unorthodox methods offer little guidance. Out of patients' earshot, she often discusses their cases with others and refers to them as "nuts." Characters occasionally use obscene gestures.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Some patients drink alcohol during their sessions, and prescription drugs sometimes change hands.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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