One Mississippi

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A dark comedy, loosely inspired by Tig Notaro's life, One Mississippi follows Tig as she navigates a complex re-entry into her childhood hometown in Mississippi, to deal with the unexpected death of her much loved mother.  Reeling from her own recently declining health, Tig struggles to find her footing with the loss of the one person who actually understood her.
Starring
Tig NotaroNoah HarpsterJohn Rothman
Genres
DramaComedy
Subtitles
English [CC]DeutschEspañol (Latinoamérica)Español (España)FrançaisItaliano日本語
Audio languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]DeutschEspañol (España)Español (Latinoamérica)FrançaisItaliano日本語
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  1. 1. Pilot
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    September 8, 2016
    26min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Français, Italiano, 日本語
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, 日本語
    Tig Notaro, an LA-based radio host, returns to her hometown of Bay St. Lucille, Mississippi, to be at the bedside of her ailing mother, Caroline. Suffering from her own recent health problems, Tig attempts to reconnect with her brother, Remy, and stepfather, Bill, both of whom lack the emotional tools to deal with family trauma.
  2. 2. Effects
    September 8, 2016
    25min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Français, Italiano, 日本語
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, 日本語
    Struggling to accept her mother's death, Tig can't let go of Caroline's possessions.  Unable to leave home, Tig tries to maintain control of her radio show from Mississippi. Seeing that Tig is unable to accept the fragility of life, most pressingly her own, Bill pushes Tig to investigate a disturbing, yet oddly hilarious medical procedure. 
  3. 3. The Cat's Out
    September 8, 2016
    27min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Français, Italiano, 日本語
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, 日本語
    Bill's cat escapes, and Bill blames Tig for letting her out. Tig's biological father, Mick, leads a search party. Assigned to survey the neighborhood, Tig unearths a secret from Caroline's past while Remy encounters a romantic prospect who may be out of his league. Having found a local station where she can record her show remotely, Tig connects with Kate,  the off-beat radio station manager.
  4. 4. Let the Good Times Roll
    September 8, 2016
    26min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Français, Italiano, 日本語
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, 日本語
    Finally feeling physically well, Tig readies for her return to Los Angeles. But before she goes, she is roped into replacing her mother as Mardi Gras Queen at the Bay St. Lucille parade. Remy and Bill are stymied in their search for romance and cats, respectively. Tig searches for Kate at the parade, but instead encounters Jessie, a news reporter who makes her want to stay in town a bit longer.
  5. 5. How 'bout Now, How 'bout Right Now
    September 8, 2016
    26min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Français, Italiano, 日本語
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, 日本語
    Tig and Jessie explore the limits of living in the moment. Attempting to connect, Bill attempts to organize a family dinner with Tig and Remy. Remy clumsily pursues a female member of his Civil War reenactment club. Tig and Bill finally have it out over painful events of the past.
  6. 6. New Contact
    September 8, 2016
    27min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Français, Italiano, 日本語
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, 日本語
    Tig returns to Los Angeles and discovers that life has moved on without her. Encounters with friends, an ex-girlfriend, and coworkers all lead her to a crossroads, where a life-altering decision must be made.

Bonus (1)

  1. Bonus: One Mississippi Season 1 - Official Trailer
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    August 6, 2016
    1min
    16+
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    English
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    English
    Comedian Tig Notaro writes and stars in this semi-autobiographical dark comedy. One Mississippi follows Tig as she returns to her childhood home to deal with the unexpected death of her beloved mother. Struggling with her own health and relationship challenges, she decides to reconnect with her roots to heal and move forward.

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Directors
Nicole Holofcener
Producers
Dave BeckyDiablo CodyLouis C.K.M. Blair BreardTig NotaroTrish Hofmann
Season year
2016
Network
Amazon Studios
Content advisory
Smokingalcohol usefoul languagesexual contentviolence
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Prime Video (streaming online video)
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4.3 out of 5 stars

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voracious readerReviewed in the United States on September 20, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
I love it. I've been so frustrated lately
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Okay, I love it. I've been so frustrated lately, not finding anything that I can relate to. No shows that really please me enough to continue. Then this show popped up. I am a married mother of 2 middle schoolers, yet I find this show relatable. I laugh, cringe and wonder as I watch it. Most of all, it feels real. I will keep watching.

Quick overview for those that need it: Single woman returns to hometown in Mississippi after relative success in California. Her mother has passed suddenly and she is recovering from breast cancer. Her brother is still living at home and is also lonely, a civil war re-enactor and socially awkward in a small town, formerly popular in high school, overweight kind of way. Her stepfather is a widower and trying to find his way. Her stepfather reminds me of Ferris Bueler's best friend. He has trouble relaxing and cracks me up as he obsesses over the proper way to put dishes in the dishwasher. Pure comedy. But honest too. Have I said that I love this.
27 people found this helpful
G. PhibbsReviewed in the United States on November 2, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
A genuine and honest drama that keeps you engaged and inspired!
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If you're reading this - you already have a good idea of who is in the show, and the general situation and plot, and you sure don't need me to rehash any of that for you. I've seen a few of Ms. Notaro's televised stand-up performances, and while she's of a younger generation than I am, I found her routines refreshingly unique and entertaining. But this show, isn't a stand-up routine.

I've seen this series "One Mississippi" called a "comedy", or a "dark comedy", along with various other labels that don't do it justice. There aren't many jokes in these episodes, there really aren't many situations that lead to "laugh out loud" comedy. After binge watching all 12 episodes of the first and second seasons combined, what I can say is, this remarkable series is "genuine" in a way that defies most short format productions. The characters develop and grow over time, and each reveals their own unique charm, and strengths and many flaws, but it's all done within the dynamic of the unique family living group that Ms. Notaro manages to cobble together. Certainly as the central character, Ms. Notaro has the greatest on screen presence, but after the early revelations of her cancer, her intestinal disease, her being gay, and the death of her mother, Ms. Notaro is allowed to develop and grow right along with the other characters. After watching both seasons, there remain a lot of questions about Ms. Notaro and what's going on behind that rather sardonic smile.

I have really enjoyed this series - after watching the first episode I felt compelled to watch all available episodes, for the story lines not only drew me in, but propelled me on into the next. This is an adult drama, and the subject matter may not suit everyone's taste, but it feels far more honest than most of today's broadcast offerings. There seems to be a humorous sensibility behind it, that keeps the show from coming across like a dirge. My congratulations to Ms. Notaro, and to Ms. Diablo Cody, for bringing this show to us, and my thanks to Amazon for providing a convenient venue to watch and enjoy it! I'm eagerly anticipating the next season!
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ShelleyReviewed in the United States on October 7, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Real life. Real People. Real Funny
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This season centers around death, so if it's subject too negative and depressing for you you will quickly lose interest. Having had a NDE death fascinates me, but I still have to be in the right mood to watch something sad. I guess what I like about Tig is while there are obviously sad moments, there is also a lot of sweetness, love, connection and humor. It does not leave you sad.

Tig does a wonderful job of taking us through the overwhelming number of small details to handle in the aftermath of her mother's death. What to keep? Trash? Donate? Give to the maid you didn't know your mother was best friends with and shared all her secrets with? (Wait, mom had secrets??) And what do you do with all the trashy stuff you you can't trash because it was her favorite? Everything is made even more poignant as Tig is living with dying herself having had a double mastectomy so recent she has yet found the course to even look at herself.

What hooked me besides the raw authenticity of the characters is how it is peppered with Tig finding an unexpected irony a situation and with dry wit blurts out a comment that is as honest as it is inappropriate. There is a dead pause of "did she really say that?" followed by hilarity. into Tig stays true to the seriousness of death and uses humor to remind us not to take life too seriously...or ourselves. As they say, the shortest distance between two people is laughter. It closes distance inside Tig too.

I hope this is carried for another season. I already feel and intimate connection to the awkward and endearing characters. I want to see their tomorrow and the day after that and day after that….
7 people found this helpful
KatelinReviewed in the United States on November 9, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Stick with it, you'll really enjoy it!
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I binged this show in a few hours and I'm definitely glad I did. During the first 10 minutes or so, I thought it was going to be terribly boring and not even remotely funny, but there's this interestingly awkward aura around Tig and a development of characters that really keeps you hooked. It WAS funny, by the way, but some will not find it so. You have to be able to appreciate dry, and sometimes morbid, humor and also be able to see and understand the comedic side of a story-line that's mostly depressing. The best thing about this show is the realness of it. Tig, a recent breast cancer survivor, is dealing with a sickness, the death of her mother, the memories of childhood molestation, and the trouble of a failing relationship all at once, and it shows. They don't over-dramatize or sugarcoat what's going on - you can definitely see the emotional whirlwind she's going through. The humor is thrown in for a bit of lightness as Tig overcomes each of her troubles, and while it isn't necessary, it's what gives this show a quirky edge. Even if you can't appreciate the humor, watch all of the episodes, anyway. You will at least be able to appreciate the journey Tig goes through from start to end. I found the step-father to be the best addition to the show, and by the 6th episode I really felt involved in the outcome of each character, including Tig. Glad the season ended the way it did - I knew she was going to make that decision. My biggest concern, however - where is the cat??? Please make the cat reappear next season!
4 people found this helpful
Katie1974Reviewed in the United States on October 22, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
I'm a Fan Now
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Wow! Just finished watching this amazing series, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. I don't find Tig Notaro's stand-up that funny--dry as toast--but she is a very good actor, and I liked her now-extinct podcast, Professor Blastoff. Also not a fan of Diablo Cody, and yet she did a masterful job here too. The supporting cast and screenplay are not over the top. Also, I laughed out loud, which is not something I ever did during her stand-up. This could have easily turned into a maudlin, preachy show that made fun of people. Instead, it is a sweet, memorable portrait of a family and a small Southern town. Amazon is making some great stuff, which is good because TV is for the most part terrible. Would love to see a season 2 if they can maintain the quality.
6 people found this helpful
Sharon UrbanoReviewed in the United States on December 6, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Intelligent storytelling with subtle humor.
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This was an unexpected surprise. I caught Tig's radio show before and liked it but never seemed to come across it again. I saw part of a stand up show once and liked it. When I came across this on Prime I was expecting stories and standup style humor. This is a great show that holds up on it's own. Writing is great. Tig translates to TV great. Acting good all around. It has enough subtle humor to make real life situations interesting to watch without feeling like you've got to get geared up to watch it. I had turned off the Satellite TV years ago and plopped an antenna on my roof. I'm glad we invested in the Fire stick, so far the Amazon produced shows I've seen are fantastic. Please post when season 3 will be airing, couldn't see if it was even going to be airing again. Would like to see more episodes per season. 6 is way to short.
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doctor beachReviewed in the United States on February 14, 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
Maybe Maybe Not
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It isn't easy to write a review for "One Mississippi" when we liked it and didn't like it pretty evenly. We watched every 25 minute episode through to the last (Episode Six) so the show was quite short - serialized I guess we'd say. The whole Mississippi setting was great fun. The small town depiction was most likely typical and entertaining. Watching Tig's stepfather Bill was at once excruciating and incredibly interesting. Why no one recognized his obvious Aspergers was frustrating. It reminded us of the Doc Martin character where so many fail to understand he mostly can't help his behavior and responses and what a struggle it is for him to fit in. Tig herself was at once interesting in character and yet so poorly dressed we sometimes were shouting at the TV: buff it up Tig! Even a little bit! The mastectomies outcome was shocking to see but we realized it was part of her story to accept herself.
Gee - if I read this review, I might or might NOT watch this show! Still working on it...
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Rachel GoffinetReviewed in the United States on September 21, 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
I love Tig Notaro but...
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I love Tig Notaro, her humor is fantastic but I had a hard time with this show. I watched all of the episodes, and I was super stoked that Tig's real life girlfriend was in the show but I think that's pretty much all I had to get excited about. The pilot does a great job of making you laugh while crying your eyes three seconds later. A lot of it did feel pretty forced after it started to get into it. Some of the acting is bad, like really bad, like when your mother finds out that you've been molested by you grandfather but your actress isn't really good at crying and just tries to emote and the mother is also not very good at crying either and so you have two performers trying to emote their way through a scene, bad. If a second season comes out, I'm sure I'll watch it because I do like Tig and I'd like to see where the show goes but other than that, meh. I feel like maybe Diablo Cody was like, "hey, I have an idea, what if we made it just a hair quirkier? Remember that movie I made, Juno? What if we kind of make it like that?". Also what the hell was with the religion bit? Did we need that? Did that add anything? Parts of this just made me angry because it could have been easily cut out and if I'd known that some of the acting was going to be as awful as it was, I would have asked to audition.
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