THE SHRINK NEXT DOOR
Starring: Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Kathryn Hahn, Casey Wilson, and Cornell Womack
Creator: Georgia Pritchett
When you see a cast list that features Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, and Kathryn Hahn, you likely expect a laugh-out-loud riot. This miniseries is not that. It’s still pretty decent, but it’s far more serious than what you’d want from those involved. Rudd and Ferrell do a great job playing against type as schemingly manipulative and sadly tragic, respectively, though, and while it’s a little slow, it still manages to rope you into its true story by the end. Also, the “based on a podcast” aspect is palpable, as the tone, approach, dialogue, and score feel like Visual NPR.