Saturday, 16, October, 2021

Review | Terapia Alternativa is a moral analysis of betrayal

New Argentine series by Star + ,Terapia Alternativa presents a different plot, focused on an unconventional therapist who is faced with an unprecedented and complicated case.

Selva (Carla Peterson), an eccentric and renowned couples therapist, is already shaken by a case when a challenge appears in her office. The couple Elías (Benjamín Vicuña) and Malena (Eugenia Suarez) appear asking for help to separate and this will be a bigger problem than it appears.

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The real grace of Terapia Alternativa is to present a totally different case that will be a great challenge for the experienced therapist, as the couple in question is wanting to break up because they are having an affair and feel they need to invest in their marriages. This will require unconventional techniques from the professional.

Crítica | Terapia Alternativa é uma análise moral sobre traição 1
Terapia Alternativa/ Image: Star+

The narrative takes the opportunity to explore the desires behind the betrayals and question the morality of carnal versus love, while presenting details of the lies they need to tell. It is these questions that manage to hold the viewer's interest. In parallel, the series shows a little of the therapist's past, her successes, failures and the recent trauma she suffered.

In its first two episodes, Terapia Alternativa relishes and evolves with the issues presented, but which seem not to have enough breath to maintain interest throughout the season. Selva's life is laid out in such small detail that it takes time to have any effect, while the case of betrayal is much explored, leaving little for the future.

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Terapia Alternativa is an interesting Argentine debut, which pleases at first with its different theme and the topics covered, leaving only the doubt about being able to keep up the pace in the future.

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Terapia Alternativa is an interesting Argentine debut, which pleases at first with its different theme and the topics covered, leaving only the doubt about being able to keep up the pace in the future.

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