Dr. Dani Santino (Callie Thorne) seems to have it all figured out: she's got a beautiful home, a successful husband, two great kids, and a satisfying career as a psychotherapist. But when she catches her husband cheating, Dani's perfect world begins to unravel, and she is forced to find a way to keep her family, her finances and her sanity intact. Luckily, a chance encounter with the trainer of the local pro football team offers Dani a chance to show off her counseling skills, and before she can say "Hail Mary," Dani has taken on the team's star wide receiver as a patient and become the most sought-after therapist on Long Island.
Now, high-profile clients from athletes to entertainers to politicians are clamoring for Dani's unique brand of therapy during their moments of crisis. But though her career is reenergized, Dani soon discovers that balancing her workload and the new demands of single motherhood won't be easy. With two teenage kids driving her crazy, an obnoxious ex-husband stirring up trouble, and desperate patients constantly showing up on her doorstep, one thing's for sure: from here on out, Dani's going to have plenty of issues to tackle.
Anyone watching this?
I'm approaching my limit with USA shows and the only reason I tuned in to the pilot was because of Callie Thorne who I think is one of the sexiest and most energetic actors on television.
I'm surprised how much I enjoy this show. If you've seen In Treatment on HBO the therapy sessions in Roughness are fairly superficial and skew towards sentimentality, which isn't surprising considering it's another USA property, but because this show is a USA property I also think it's a lot of fun, thanks mainly to Thorne.
Out of all the USA shows this is one of the most successful at blending the lead character's job with their personal life and family characters. Unlike say Covert Affairs where Annie's personal life is wedged into episodes as if a cameo from Anne Dudek is a contractual obligation or In Plain Sight where the family was just an annoyance in the first season.