United States of Tara 3 Seasons 2010

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Season 2
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Tara seeks a new therapist as a new alter emerges; Max struggles with the infidelity committed by Buck; Charmaine has big news for the family; Tara and Max disapprove of Kate's friendship with Lynda.

Starring:
Toni Collette, John Corbett
Runtime:
26 minutes
Original air date:
April 12, 2010

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Season 2
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Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Adam Davidson
Starring Toni Collette, John Corbett
Supporting actors Rosemarie DeWitt, Keir Gilchrist, Brie Larson, Viola Davis, Matthew Del Negro, Michael Hitchcock, Zosia Mamet, Sammy Sheik, Kathleen Noone, Clarinda Ross, Devon Woods, Layla Wyoming
Season year 2010
Network Showtime
Producers Brett Baer, Diablo Cody, Justin Falvey, Dave Finkel, Darryl Frank, Dan Kaplow, Richard T. Schor, Jill Soloway, Steven Spielberg, Lisa Vinnecour, Craig Wright, Craig Zisk
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Great characters acting.
Lawrence A. Bierman
They present a long-overlooked and very misunderstood psychological disorder in a comprehensive, non-preachy manner.
Alaina
It's like reading a really good book, where you almost feel like you could cry but you're happy at the same time.
Kaitlin Kelly

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Douglas King VINE VOICE on July 8, 2010
Format: DVD
Since I loved the first season of United States of Tara so much, I was surpirsed to find out that creator/lead writer Diablo Cody wasn't really happy with it, and felt the need to, if not revamp, perhaps tweak the series. Since I thought it was great the way it was, if it ain't broke, why fix it, right?

The main difference, right off the bat, is in Tara. Although the titular character, in Season 1 Tara herself was usually subdued, frazzled, overwhelmed, or embarrassed, and it was the alters who stole the show. It seems like Season 2 finds the show taking great pains to make Tara more interesting, even without her alters. I'm not sure this always works. Like the Bob Newhart of her personalities, Tara is perhaps better off playing straight man and letting T, Buck, Alice, etc play their outrageous archetypes for all they're worth.

The storylines in Season 2 probably succeed about 2/3 of the time. And even when they don't, they're not terrible. Tara's creation of an alter who's a New York psychiatrist is one of the season's best storylines, as well as how it ties into the revelations that finally allow Tara to find the source of her DID. Buck's romance with a barista, Marshall's awkward attempt at heterosexuality, and Kate's friendship with an eccentric artist are all some of the season's other highlights. Charmaine's wedding storyline is probably the weakest, and a waste of Rosemarie DeWitt's acting chops, and the introduction of the Gregson family's gay neighbors added nothing.

The performances are what continue to elevate the series and compensate for any unevenness. Toni Colette continues to knock it out of the park, while playing what is really a series of distinct roles. (She's like a subtler Tracy Ullman.) And the actors who play Marshall and Kate are probably two of the best and most underrated actors on television.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By NeonTiger on December 30, 2010
Format: DVD
I was compelled to write this review after reading some of the other reviews for the second season of United States of Tara. I absolutely loved the first season of U.S. Tara and I have been anxiously awaiting the second season. I do not have Showtime so I had to wait until the DVD set of season two was released this week. After having watched all of season two (in one night)...my opinion is that on a scale of 1-10, season one was a 10, and season two is a 75.

Before seeing season two myself I read the reviews on here that noted that "Tara is faltering," that this season was altered or tweaked, etc. I too also read the interview where creator Diablo Cody said that she was not happy with season one and wanted to make some changes. I was nervous, as I didn't think there was anything wrong with season one. Well now I have seen the changes made to the show and the result is that season two is much deeper, more complex, more interesting, and overall much more richer than season one.

One reviewer said that in this season they try to make Tara "more interesting" and that it doesn't work. Well it's not that the writers are trying to make her "interesting," but rather they are delving deeper into the character and exploring her struggles and pain. In season one Tara was mostly a one-dimensional character, and frankly she is not dramatically different in season two, but she has much more depth and we begin to relate and empathize with her emotionally. We get a look inside at how this woman has handled living her entire life with her disorder.

In my opinion the people that are not fond of season two would prefer that United States of Tara be nothing more than a circus act where Tara's alters appear, dress up, and act up a bunch of comical shenanigans.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lisa M. Ducette on December 10, 2013
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Wish this show didn't come to an end. I'm picky about television, but after watching this show, I could have easily gone for another 9 seasons....at least.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ash-li on May 10, 2013
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The acting was good but DID doesn't work the way it's portrayed. The series just ended and that was strange, too
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. A Scovel VINE VOICE on February 24, 2011
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This is not a show that you can jump into the middle of. If you have seen season 1 I would say buy season 2. It is even funnier than the first season. Tara and the whole gang are back. Hilarious and touching moments throughout this whole season. Tara and her family get closer to figuring out what happened to Tara that caused her personality to split. Her kids are coming into their own, her sister is stumbling her way through romances while her husband is always there. A great great show!
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Niksic VINE VOICE on June 8, 2010
Format: DVD
I still like this show very much, but in my opinion, "The United States of Tara" just was not as good as it was during Season 1.

Don't get me wrong...Toni Collette is absolutely fantastic as Tara. This season contains some hilarious moments, including the introduction of several new alters (Shoshana, Tara's new therapist; and Chicken, Tara at age five). Some of the subplots are fantastic as well, including Marshall (Kier Gilchrist) finally coming to terms with his sexuality and Kate (Brie Larson) becoming cam-girl Princess Valhalla Hawkwind (which is a total She-Ra rip-off, but still awesome.)

However, a lot of things happened this season that I didn't like. The character of Charmaine (Rosemarie DeWitt) has always annoyed me, and I hated her even more this season. She has the moral compass of a flea and is just a terrible person whose presence adds no value to the show, in my opinion. Also, Max (John Corbett) kind of goes off the deep end this season in several ways, and that really bothered me. I don't see how any man could put up with being married to Tara, but Max has always been great and then just sort of snapped in Season 2, and it seemed so out of character for him.

We don't see as much of the original alters in Season 2. Buck is the one who appears most frequently, followed by Alice. I don't think T shows up all season, which is a major bummer. Finally, I kept waiting to get some major revelations about Tara's past in Season 2, and although we get a few, they aren't explained nearly as well as they could have been. I guess Showtime needs material to keep the show going for a few more seasons, but by the time the Season 2 finale wrapped up, I felt like the entire season had been very anticlimactic.

I'll keep watching this show when Season 3 rolls around, but I hope they pick up the pace a little.
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