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  • TV-MA
  • 2004
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.9  (3,598)

Huff is a psychological drama series that aired on Showtime from 2004 to 2006, created by Bob Lowry and starring Hank Azaria, Anton Yelchin, Kimberly Brooks, Liza Lapira, and Oliver Platt. The show revolves around the life of a psychiatrist, Dr. Craig Huffstodt, or "Huff" for short, played by Hank Azaria.

Each episode of Huff focuses on a different psychiatric case, with some cases related to the main characters, and others not. The show delves into the complex issues and emotions of patients seeking mental health treatment, as well as those of the people around them. As a psychiatrist, Huff tries to balance his work and personal life, which proves to be quite challenging.

Huff's family and friends are a central part of the show's narrative. His family includes his wife, Beth, who is played by Paget Brewster, and their rebellious son, Byrd, played by Anton Yelchin. Huff's friendship with his best friend, Russell Tupper, played by Oliver Platt, is also explored in the show, with their friendship often put to the test due to personal and professional conflicts.

The show has a dark atmosphere, with intense scenes and heavy themes explored throughout. The main character's personal struggles are completely intertwined with the psychiatric cases he handles, and Huff's own life is not free from issues. The show explores themes of depression, addiction, suicide, and family dysfunction, to name a few.

Hank Azaria delivers a powerful performance as Dr. Craig Huffstodt, displaying his character's struggles with great depth and complexity. The show explores his character's psyche, displaying how he deals with personal trauma and the effect his work has on him. Anton Yelchin is also notable for his portrayal of Byrd, who has a rebellious streak and a talent for causing trouble.

The show is well-crafted, with great attention to detail in terms of character development and storytelling. Its writing is raw, genuine, and unafraid to tackle tough issues that affect people's lives. The show's direction is also outstanding, with the show's dark atmosphere strongly evoked through its ominous soundtrack and well-executed cinematography.

In conclusion, Huff is a psychological drama show that offers an intense and thought-provoking viewing experience. Its exploration of mental health issues is essential and provides insight into the complexities of the human mind. The show's well-crafted characters and storytelling make it a must-watch for anyone interested in psychological dramas with heavy themes explored throughout.

Huff is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on November 7, 2004.

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Which Lip Is the Cervical Lip?
13. Which Lip Is the Cervical Lip?
June 25, 2006
Huff comes to Russell's aid when his partying becomes excessive; Teddy's schizophrenia takes a violent turn for the worse; Byrd gets upset with his family; Kelly goes into labor while Russell is having labor problems of his own; and Huff makes overtures to Beth about returning home.
Black Shadows
12. Black Shadows
June 18, 2006
Huff and Russell's friendship is in danger; Izzy physically disciplines Byrd; Beth gets chummier with Alec; and Teddy's mental descent sends Alyssa packing.
Tapping the Squid
11. Tapping the Squid
June 11, 2006
A surprisingly understanding Izzy helps Beth in her "hour of darkness"; Eli and Byrd hatch a plan to get even with James; and Huff and Russell hit the town for a "separation celebration." Elsewhere, Beth's dinner party ends on a disastrous note.
10. Bethless
June 4, 2006
Huff decides to leave Beth, and his decision doesn't sit well with Byrd or Izzy; Teddy's dishonesty with Alyssa might be the undoing of their affair; Russell's irresponsibility toward Kelly has repercussions.
Radio Silence
9. Radio Silence
May 21, 2006
Huff's fractured relationship with Beth leaves him feeling emotionally and physically ill; Ben's attempt to reach out to Izzy fails; Russell fails to a keep a promise he made to Kelly; Teddy has been embellishing his situation to Alyssa and it's starting to catch up with him.
A Cornfield Grows in L.A.
8. A Cornfield Grows in L.A.
May 14, 2006
Huff and Beth have a contentious therapy session; Alyssa and Teddy's relationship heats up; Russell pays a visit to Kelly; Beth's old friend takes her for a wild night on the town; Huff participates in a drug-therapy session.
So...What Brings You to Armageddon?
7. So...What Brings You to Armageddon?
May 7, 2006
Huff's father extends his stay, which starts to wear on some family members; Lena asks Huff to address her alternative psychiatric therapy students, and they give him a good going over; Byrd ruffles some feathers with his art project; Russell goes on a drug-fueled bender.
Red Meat
6. Red Meat
April 30, 2006
Huff's mysterious father pays a surprise visit; Teddy befriends an attractive young lady at the beach; Izzy is arrested for DUI; Beth hosts a meeting of Paula's prayer group; Russell tracks down a young client at a drug house and joins in the festivities.
Used, Abused and Unenthused
5. Used, Abused and Unenthused
April 23, 2006
Beth deals with a demanding, politically incorrect client; Huff has a high old time with a colleague; Teddy gets a job as an overnight security guard at a flower shop; Beth finally agrees to go to couples therapy; a law-firm partner gets a line on Russell's drug problem.
Sweet Release
4. Sweet Release
April 16, 2006
Huff and Beth's romantic weekend getaway turns steamy; Izzy meets an interesting man in a Palm Springs casino; Byrd is caught breaking into a neighbor's house; Teddy's mental health appears to be slipping after he begins exhibiting bizarre behavior; Dauri has fun with Russell.
Whipped Doggie
3. Whipped Doggie
April 9, 2006
Huff has reservations about Teddy's choice of an assisted-living facility; Russell asks Huff's professional opinion about his new client and her odd behavior; Beth's mother's condition takes a surprise turn; Teddy has a heart-to-heart chat with Byrd.
Maps Don't Talk (2)
2. Maps Don't Talk (2)
April 2, 2006
Huff leaves to Tijuana in hopes of finding his brother Teddy, though he doesn't know much about where Teddy is except that he's near a pharmacy. Meanwhile, Teddy runs off after being threatened with arrest if he didn't pay for a piece of candy that he gave a child, so he gets his hair shaven off in order to try to avoid the police. When Huff finds Teddy, he realizes that he isn't going to be able to get Teddy back home without identification, so Huff swallows his pride and he asks Russel to forge a driver's license for Teddy and bring it down to Tijuana.
Maps Don't Talk (1)
1. Maps Don't Talk (1)
April 2, 2006
Huff goes to Russell in hopes he can help him find his brother Teddy in Mexico. Beth's mother is dying and she is trying her best to deal with it. Izzy begins drinking heavily. Russell decides to take on a new client who ends up causing him a ton of problems.
Where to Watch Huff
Huff is available for streaming on the Showtime website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Huff on demand at and Crackle.
  • Premiere Date
    November 7, 2004
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (3,598)