The Big C 4 Seasons 2011

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Season 2
(81) IMDb 7.6/10
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1. Losing Patients TV-MA CC

In the wake of Marlene's (Phyllis Somerville) death, Cathy (Laura Linney) is plagued by her late neighbor's ghost as she learns that her latest chemotherapy regimen isn't working. And as Cathy looks for a second opinion, the news of his sister's illness launches Sean (John B. Hickey) into a psychotic episode.

Starring:
Laura Linney, Oliver Platt
Runtime:
29 minutes
Original air date:
June 27, 2011

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Losing Patients

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Season 2

Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Michael Engler
Starring Laura Linney, Oliver Platt
Supporting actors Gabriel Basso, John Benjamin Hickey, Phyllis Somerville, Cynthia Nixon, Reid Scott, Ned Eisenberg, Ann Harada, Jessica Cummings, John Hillner, Jeremy McLain, Anne Senelly Kyle
Season year 2011
Network Showtime
Producers Elicia Bessette, Jenny Bicks, Vivian Cannon, Cara DiPaolo, Michael Engler, Richard Heus, Darlene Hunt, Mark J. Kunerth, Laura Linney, Melanie Marnich, Neal H. Moritz
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Customer Reviews

The supporting cast is great too.
missy videen
Afterwards she pays more attention to milking life for all the joy she can,to having new experiences, to going after the things she wants, to opening up to others.
reading the alphabet
It's great to watch all episodes at once and not have to wait for it to come on weekly.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By carol irvin TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 18, 2011
Format: DVD
When I was a kid, anyone who got cancer was usually dead a few months later. Flash forward to 2011 and I know many people in stage four cancers who are lasting year after year. I am five years past colon cancer 2A so I am familiar with the whole current routine.

This show picks up where cancer is today. It is a much longer event and one must live a life while also carrying around this disease for who knows how long. Laura Linney as the cancer patient continues her excellent job from season one.

One distinct improvement this season is that her oncologist was replaced by an actor who is doing a more believable job. This is Alan Alda. Alda always brings interesting juxtapositions to his roles. He is able to play a competent professional doing his job yet also turn the role on its head by being a smarmy fool married to a much younger woman.

Likewise, Kathy has a friend now also in her clinical trial and he is a valuable addition to the show. He has had cancer a lot longer that Kathy. This is not his first clinical trial. He covers a gamut of emotions far more advanced than Kathy's. While she is still in strong survival mode, focused solely on beating cancer, he is not so sure he wants to continue the battle. The knowledge has set in that he cannot beat it; he can only forestall it. Additionally, they are both stage fours so they face constant chemo (or similar) or they will die. This strong piece of acting is done by Brit actor Hugh Dancy who is totally believable as an American cancer patient.

I've noticed that more and more shows bill themselves as comedies. This one also does so, with the tag line, "A suburban mom, diagnosed with cancer, tries to find the humor in the disease." I do not find this an accurate depiction of this show.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By E. T. Higgins on October 4, 2011
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isn't the finest actress on the planet, please tell me who is. this is her show, with an excellent supporting cast, great writing and directing. one of the finest series on television, and makes me almost forgive showtime for cancelling THE BROTHERHOOD. almost!
last night i viewed the last chapter of the 2nd season; i won't give away anything, just to say that it was the most moving 3 minutes i've ever seen in any tv episode. this ending got to me; right up there with the conclusion of SIX FEET UNDER.

long may this dynamite show run, and long may laura linney continue to be the finest actress on the planet!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Discerning Shopper on September 24, 2011
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All I can say is "WOW"! The Big C has me laughing, crying, and literally glued to the TV!!! The acting is superb, the stories are so believable, and this is truly one of my favorite shows on TV (I actually subscribed to Showtime just to see it after watching a couple of episodes at a friend's house). I've watched the entire first season, and about half of the second season, and I can't wait to purchase the DVD of the 2nd season (I already own Season 1).

Watch this show and you'll be hooked too! Why can't they make shows like this for regular television?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Diana De Avila TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 6, 2011
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I was left completely floored after Season 1 of "the big C" and wondered how they would be able to build on to such a great season, of a great show. The show is less about a woman with cancer than it is about the "cancers" that affect each of us in our daily lives and how we choose to deal with the obstacles both literally and figuratively.

Season two of this great show brings in some new dynamics and characters that add more depth to the story lines. With a all star cast we get introduced to Alan Alda and Cynthia Nixon as two great characters. But one of my favorite characters in Season 2 is "Lee" played by Hugh Dancy (a British Actor). He is a perfect complement to Cathy Jamison (Laura Linney). This season, much like the last is captivating but I find has even a bit more depth to it.

This show is great and it is just on the road to getting better and better. Cathartic and funny all at once.

Great job! 5 stars!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sally A. Jones on August 11, 2013
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I watched Seasons 1 on Showtime, then had to cancel b/c I couldn't afford it. Watched this season 2 and it is so doggone good, it's ridiculous!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brooke Kennaugh on August 9, 2013
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We loved it! My caution is it may stretch your sexual comfort level. One of my favorite scenes is when she tells the class of upcoming oncologists what she believes is a good doctor.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By eliot74 on August 9, 2013
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We are half way thru season 3. This is the best show ever on TV. Pathos, laughter, drama tragedy all done superlatively. Laura Linney is the best but her supporting cast is splendid. Didn't think cancer could be funny (and its not) but it is a slice of life.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By booksgalore on November 27, 2012
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I am so glad I have 'Amazon Prime" and can stream this show. I don't want to pay for showtime and this is better, I watch it when I want and the episodes I want.

great story and all the characters are excellent.
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