Taking place five years after its acclaimed first season, MICHAEL: THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS returns to the CBC lineup as MICHAEL: EVERY DAY, after budget cuts at the network back in 2012 prevented a second season. Produced and directed by Genie and Tony Award winner Don McKellar (Sensitive Skin), this latest installment of the acclaimed series reunites Psychiatrist Dr. David Storper (Bob Martin) and his patient Michael (Matt Watts).
We meet the neurotic, though seemingly well-adjusted Michael just as he has an anxiety attack at the airport prior to boarding a flight, while David himself is coping with the traumatic loss of one of his patients recently, worse for wear than Michael, his 15-year patient. The Ottawa-made sitcom has these two characters reuniting once again unexpectedly and focuses on their intense and co-dependent friendship, darkly-comical while at once heartwarming how it looks at mental illness with a bit of lightness. At once it also makes the matter feel refreshingly “normal”.
We can’t wait to see where Michael and David’s in/out-of-office relationship takes them next. Also returning to the series is Tommie-AmberPirie as David’s endearing assistant Claire.
MICHAEL: EVERY DAY airs Sundays on CBC, find out more about it here.
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