Sunday, January 18, 2009
The United States of Tara
The United States of Tara is a new show on Showtime. The premeire will air tonight (Sunday, January 18) at 10 PM ET/PT. I, however, do not have this channel. I wish I did, but sadly I do not. If you do have it though, you need to watch this show. I saw the very first episode and you can too on their website (be warned, viewer discretion is advised) and it looks amazing. I'm so upset I won't be able to continue watching. The only thing that is pulling me through is that I'm GUESSING they will release the season on DVD later...or I hope they do, because I must watch this show somehow!
Anyway, if you aren't sure what The United Sates of Tara is about....here you go: Tara (played by Toni Collette) is a wife and mother of two who has Dissociative Identity Disorder (multiple personalities, basically). Besides "Tara", she's also a biker dude named Buck, a homebaker mom named Alice, and a wild teen girl who goes simply b T.
Along with Toni, the cast includes John Corbett (Max, the father), Keir Gilchrist (Marshall, the son who is great. I'd love to see more by Keir), Brie Larson (Kate, the daughter), and Rosemarie DeWitt (Charmaine, Tara's sister).
Based on the first episode, this show will be in parts sweet, hilarious, sad, thought-provoking, and interesting. The United States of Tara is brought to you by Steven Spielberg and Diablo Cody (who wrote some of the episodes, and wrote Juno, for those that don't know who she is by name!)
Here is the shows' trailer, for the very first episode. Again, there is an advisory on the show so just be warned if you're younger...though, personally, I don't think it's that bad:
Anyway, that's all I wanted to say. Does anyone have Showtime? Are you going to watch the series? Even if you don't, have you seen the first episode or want to watch it now?
Nobody is telling me to post this...I just thought I'd get the word out there and see who knows about it and wants to watch.