The Big C 3 Seasons 2011

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Season 2
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3. Sexual Healing TV-MA CC

Paul (Oliver Platt) finds himself in an awkward situation when Cathy (Laura Linney) loses all interest in sex and then offers Andrea (Gabourey Sidibe) a place to stay until graduation. Meanwhile, as Adam (Gabriel Basso) deals with his own emerging sexuality, Rebecca (Cynthia Nixon) struggles with Sean's (John B. Hickey) suddenly awakened libido.

Starring:
Laura Linney,Oliver Platt
Runtime:
28 minutes
Original air date:
July 11, 2011

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Season 2
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    1. Losing Patients 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.

    CC TV-MA 29min June 27, 2011
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    2. Musical Chairs As Cathy (Laura Linney) is uncomfortable with the sympathy she receives at work, she uses her appointment with Dr. Sherman (guest star Alan Alda) to press for a spot in a new clinical trial. Meanwhile, as Sean (John B. Hickey) remains upset over being kept in the dark about his sister's cancer, Rebecca's (Cynthia Nixon) ultrasound prompts her to ask Cathy to throw her a baby shower right away.

    CC TV-MA 29min July 4, 2011
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    3. Sexual Healing Paul (Oliver Platt) finds himself in an awkward situation when Cathy (Laura Linney) loses all interest in sex and then offers Andrea (Gabourey Sidibe) a place to stay until graduation. Meanwhile, as Adam (Gabriel Basso) deals with his own emerging sexuality, Rebecca (Cynthia Nixon) struggles with Sean's (John B. Hickey) suddenly awakened libido.

    CC TV-MA 28min July 11, 2011
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    4. Boo! With her clinical trial about to get underway, Cathy (Laura Linney) is beset by one problem after another. And as he prepares for Halloween, Sean (John B. Hickey) worries that his house is being haunted by its late owner, Marlene.

    CC TV-MA 29min July 18, 2011
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    5. Cats And Dogs As she finds herself getting closer to a fellow clinical trial patient (guest star Hugh Dancy), Cathy (Laura Linney) worries about Paul's (Oliver Platt) commitment to finding a new job. Meanwhile, when Adam (Gabriel Basso) gets in over his head in an effort to ease his sexual frustration, he turns to his uncle Sean (John B. Hickey) for help.

    CC TV-MA 29min July 25, 2011
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    6. The Little C As she grows closer to a fellow clinical trial patient, Cathy (Laura Linney) shakes up her life by becoming her high school's swimming coach. And while Paul (Oliver Platt) coaches an immigrant co-worker on how to get a promotion at work, Adam's (Gabriel Basso) encounter with a prostitute causes problems for the whole family.

    CC TV-MA 29min August 1, 2011
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    7. Goldilocks And The Bears After learning that her blood pressure is elevated, Cathy (Laura Linney) turns to her new "cancer friend," Lee (guest star Hugh Dancy), for advice. While Paul (Oliver Platt) feels skeptical about the nature of Lee's relationship with Cathy, Andrea (Gabourey Sidibe) and Myk (guest star Boyd Holbrook) have a very nervous first date.

    CC TV-MA 28min August 8, 2011
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    8. The Last Thanksgiving Seeing signs that her chemotherapy is working, Cathy (Laura Linney) plans an elaborate Thanksgiving dinner to celebrate. But as her good news threatens to expose her friend Lee's (guest star Hugh Dancy) lack of success with his own treatment, the ill-fated holiday dinner party ends in tragedy.

    CC TV-MA 28min August 15, 2011
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    9. A Little Death As Rebecca (guest star Cynthia Nixon) mourns her miscarriage, a misleading funeral announcement causes Cathy (Laura Linney) to reflect on her own impending death. As Andrea (Gabourey Sidibe) struggles to find the right time and place for sex with Myk, Adam's (Gabriel Basso) efforts to cope with his mom's cancer sparks an unusual new friendship.

    CC TV-MA 29min August 22, 2011
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    10. How Do You Feel? As Cathy (Laura Linney) looks to patch things up with Lee (guest star Hugh Dancy) in the wake of their falling out over Thanksgiving dinner, Sean (John B. Hickey) struggles to cope with the loss of his girlfriend and their unborn child. Meanwhile, Adam (Gabriel Basso) discovers an unsettling truth when he joins Poppy (guest star Parker Posey) at her high school reunion.

    CC TV-MA 29min August 29, 2011
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    11. Fight Or Flight As Cathy's (Laura Linney) search for her missing brother sends her and Adam (Gabriel Basso) to the streets, the demands of an all-night inventory at work force Paul (Oliver Platt) to take extreme measures. And as Myk's attempts to advance their relationship nearly drive Andrea (Gabourey Sidibe) away again, Cathy redoubles her efforts to find a treatment for Lee (guest star Hugh Dancy).

    CC TV-MA 29min September 12, 2011
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    12. The Darkest Day On the eve of a family vacation in Italy, Cathy (Laura Linney) rushes to be with her dying friend Lee (guest star Hugh Dancy). And as Cathy is forced to confront some hard choices between her friend and her family, the discovery of Myk's illegal activities exposes the real reason behind his plans to marry Andrea (Gabourey Sidibe).

    CC TV-MA 29min September 19, 2011
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    13. Crossing The Line To honor her late friend Lee, Cathy (Laura Linney) sets out to run in a New Year's Eve marathon. But as she forges ahead against the advice of her doctor (Reid Scott), Paul's (Oliver Platt) mounting drug problem threatens to derail her plans.

    CC TV-MA 28min September 26, 2011

Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Miguel Arteta
Starring Laura Linney, Oliver Platt, Gabriel Basso, John Benjamin Hickey
Supporting actors Gabriel Basso, John Benjamin Hickey, Gabourey Sidibe, Cynthia Nixon, Emily Kinney, Alexandra Socha, Julie E. Davis
Season year 2011
Network Showtime
Executive Producer Elicia Bessette
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Customer Reviews

Let's keep this series going, great writing, casting, and shooting.
notxe
Life changes for all the family members and friends of the main character, as the audience is treated to funny and sad situations that "The Big C" shows us.
january42
I won't spoil the cliffhanger, but I'm biting my nails for season three!
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By carol irvin TOP 1000 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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13 of 15 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Diana De Avila TOP 500 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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