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Friends-stjernas unknown series inspired the couples therapy

Since its premiere in september of last year, Kevin Vågenes' series "couples therapy" managed to become tremendously popular. According to NRK as 900 000 norwegians series in the course of the first year, and Vågenes is among the nominees for the Dagbladet's "name"-choosing, which is awarded to people that has dominated the news.

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Few were surprised when Vågenes revealed that the konfliktsky "Kjell-Simen" and the self-absorbed "Sara Eline" are inspired, respectively, by Knut Arild Hareide and blogger Sophie Elise.

He obtained also the inspiration from the parterapeut and psychologist Catrin Saw, known from "Gift from the first sight" on TV Norway, to the little understanding psychologist "Katrine".

Now reveals that he also has taken inspiration from a nettserie with a somewhat similar fotmat.

Therapy on three minutes

I was very fan of a program called "Web Therapy", which was a nettserie that Lisa Kudrow from "Friends" made, saying Vågenes to the Newspaper.

"Web Therapy" began as a nettserie on the network in 2008, and was picked up by Showtime in 2011. Lisa Kudrow known as Phoebe Buffay from sitcomen "Friends", playing Fiona Wallice, a livstrett psychologist who has skrota 50-minutterstimene with the patients because she feels it gives them too much time to "to rant about irrelevant things".

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instead keeps her sessions of three minutes over the webcam, in the hope to give patients a more concentrated dose therapy and release to get bored.

Large parts of the series is composed of improvisation between Kudrow and medskuespillerne.

- Fun format

She keeps short Skype sessions. She is a little bit tired of its job, comes with quick advice and bored if patients do not take them to a time. I thought the thing was very cool, " says Vågenes.

He discussed the idea with Aleksander Herresthal and Marit Støre Valeur in the production company Seefood, and they fell in love in that simple concept. Shortly after began the development of "couples therapy".

- Terapiformen is a fun humorformat. It is very recognizable, everyone has something they struggle with. It need not be serious problems, and it is an easy thing to make humor of. Not easy, perhaps, but funny.

Friends for life and Laughs of "couples therapy"-the similarity Dagbladet Plus

In "Web Therapy" we meet several of Kudrows "Friends"-colleagues in the roles as patients. Among other figures Matthew Perry (Chandler Bing) as an alcoholic lystløgner, who claims that he has been sober for a long time.

When Wallice points out that the patient has a bar full of bottles standing right behind him, he replies that it is because he "incessantly being asked to baptize the ship".

the Character is probably partially based on Perry himself, who struggled with substance abuse until he was sober in 2001.

On the digital divanen meetings we also have Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribbiani) and Courteney Cox (Monica Geller), not to talk about the Oscar-winner Meryl Streep, who plays a competing therapist.

Showtime opted to cancel the program in 2015, and the series ' fifth and final season was shown only on the web. In august this year came, however, the british remaken "Hang Ups", with actor Stephen Manganese in the lead role as Dr. Richard Pitt. Among the patients of his we find among others, actor Richard E. Grant, known from "Game of Thrones".

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