The Big C 4 Seasons 2012

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Season 3
(48) IMDb 7.5/10

10. Fly Away TV-MA CC

After getting lost during a scuba diving lesson, Cathy (Laura Linney) lands in the boat of a local fisherman. And unaware of the frantic search for his missing wife, Paul (Oliver Platt) creates an alter ego when he is approached by a woman at the hotel bar.

Starring:
Laura Linney, Oliver Platt
Runtime:
29 minutes
Original air date:
June 17, 2012

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Season 3

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Wendy W. on October 25, 2013
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This show has gone downhill from the first season, because it has strayed from its core focus
on Cathy and her struggles with cancer. Season 3 seems to go for shock value, with her brother's involvement
in the sex industry and a threesome, her son's sexual activity with his "Christian" girlfriend, surprise
deaths and a complete lack of moral compass on the part of most of the main characters. Raunchy language
by everyone, nudity (of teenagers) and unlikely plotlines made for a disappointing season in which I cared
less and less about what happened to this family.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By carol irvin TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 15, 2013
If I did not personally know stage 4 cancer patients who are surviving year after year despite being told they are terminal, I would not believe that it was possible for this character to last three seasons. I am also a cancer patient but mine was thankfully caught at a much earlier stage. Nonetheless, the ups and downs she goes through, and the waiting to hear the results of the newest scan or blood tests--these are universal to all cancer patients and the show has them down perfectly.

Despite the above good news for cancer, it still happens that someone suddenly takes a turn for the worse and is dead in a matter of days. Kathy is always perched on that razor's edge, living from test to test but also having to live her life, whatever remains of it.

As marvelous as Hugh Dancy was last season, just as marvelous is guest star Susan Sarandon this season. She plays one of these self help gurus and Kathy wants to go to one of her seminars. All episodes with her are just great.

All the family members have their same robust roles this season and Sean is living in the house across the street. He is no longer a street person. Alan Alda is back as the oncologist and he also remains true to his role.

I strongly recommend all seasons of this show. Laura Linney is magnificent but really there is not a bad cast member among this ensemble.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Janet J. Grange on January 9, 2014
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Loved the first season, and the second season ended with such a thriller that I really looked forward to the 3rd season. I don't know if they got new writers or just ran out of story line but it seems like a very different show... It used to be a compelling story about how a woman deals with her own mortality and now it seems like the wacky antics of a woman who happens to have cancer.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jenna on June 7, 2013
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Okay, when I first found out this show even existed it was because I forgot to change the channel after Nurse Jackie. During this time my father had been recently diagnosed with cancer so by no means was this a show I wanted to get sucked in to but I did. It was actually the start of the third season but somehow without knowing anything about the history of the characters I became completely fascinated and purchased seasons one and two. I will say, the third season was what got me hooked but it is not the strongest season of the show. I do recommend it but do yourself a favor and watch the whole series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By CLB on February 28, 2013
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Laura Linney is amazing. The supporting cast is worth the trip. If you ever had breast cancer or any other life threatening disease the story lines help one appreciate the possibilities.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lyn on February 5, 2013
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This series is a wonderful ongoing story about the life of a cancer patient and the trials and tribulations that they must traverse. It gets you involved and thinking about how important the little things are.. It makes us all grateful to be alive and appreciate that we are fortunate enough to be able to wake up and see the sky and flowers and count all the blessings in our lives. There is no guarantee in life and we all just need to say "thank you for today".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dennis E. Montelibano on July 28, 2013
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I feel like the third season kind of got of trek a bit. While I LOVE Laura Linney and her performance as well as Susan Sarandon,it all seemed just like it was included to increase the life of the series. I can't wait to see the last four episodes of the series which look particularly hard hitting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bethany A Noble on February 18, 2013
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While not quite the heart stopping cliff hanger of Season 2, the third series dives deeper into the background and issues of each charactor perhaps present before cancer hit the family. I can't wait to see where they all go from here.
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