Shrink The Box
Ever wondered why Tony Soprano’s therapist stuck with him? Why Fleabag is obsessed with sex or why Walter White is always in his underpants? ‘Shrink the Box’ is where actor comedian Ben Bailey Smith and psychotherapist Sasha Bates put their favourite fictional characters such as Shiv from Succession, Omar from the Wire and Ross from Friends on the couch to analyse why their behaviour causes them so much drama. Sasha and Ben explore why these characters make certain decisions, what would happen if they made different ones and what we can learn from their mistakes. The perfect combination of psycho...
Ximena Smith • Stuff NZ • Mar 11, 2023
"Smith and Bates only have the show material to go on, so understandably there’s a bit of conjecture and extrapolation involved. But that’s all really just part of the fun, and you get the sense from the show’s relaxed light-heartedness that Smith and Bates aren’t taking themselves too seriously. It’s not all just jokes and banter though – Smith and Bates also incorporate weighty themes of childhood abandonment, racism and discrimination into their discussion of each character..."