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      Season 2 – The Big C

      2011 Comedy Drama List
      75% 8 Reviews Tomatometer 86% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score Acclaimed actress Laura Linney stars in this comedy-drama as Minneapolis schoolteacher Cathy Jamison, whose reserved, structured way of life is turned upside down after she is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Gone are the days of pleasing everyone else; now, for the first time in her life, she is going to choose the path that most suits her needs. And that means, in part, telling her immature husband, spoiled son and outspoken brother to grow up. Cathy, meanwhile, wants to act up ... and along the way she forms new bonds with some unexpected people. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Apr 09 Buy Now

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      Episode 1 Aired Jun 27, 2011 Losing Patients Cathy seeks a second opinion; Sean adjusts to life with pregnant Rebecca; Adam sees a therapist. Details Episode 2 Aired Jul 4, 2011 Musical Chairs Cathy resorts to supernatural aid; Sean becomes assertive; Adam capitalizes on his classmates' sympathy. Details Episode 3 Aired Jul 11, 2011 Sexual Healing Cathy and Paul need to set patient/caregiver limits; Rebecca is put off by Sean; Adam turns to another girl. Details Episode 4 Aired Jul 18, 2011 Boo! A fellow cancer patient intrigues Cathy; Adam's downward spiral continues; Sean fears his house is haunted. Details Episode 5 Aired Jul 25, 2011 Cats and Dogs Cathy has a surprising day with Lee; Adam is in a compromising situation; Sean is ostracized by mothers at a local park. Details Episode 6 Aired Aug 1, 2011 The Little c Adam's indiscretion threatens Cathy's new job; sparks fly between Andrea and Myk; Sean seeks advice. Details Episode 7 Aired Aug 8, 2011 Goldilocks and the Bears Cathy wants to lower her blood pressure; Paul decides to go out with Lee and Cathy; Adam wreaks havoc on Andrea's date with Myk. Details Episode 8 Aired Aug 15, 2011 The Last Thanksgiving A secret is revealed at Thanksgiving dinner; Paul considers a different way to generate income. Details Episode 9 Aired Aug 22, 2011 A Little Death Rebecca copes with her miscarriage in an unanticipated way; Cathy gets reacquainted with some old friends; Adam meets a girl online; Andrea's relationship with Myk reaches a new level. Details Episode 10 Aired Aug 29, 2011 How Do You Feel? Cathy helps Lee with his bucket list; Poppy takes Adam to her reunion; Sean has issues with his new neighbors. Details Episode 11 Aired Sep 12, 2011 Fight or Flight Cathy makes a decision about her family; Adam searches for his missing uncle; Andrea makes an impulsive choice. Details Episode 12 Aired Sep 19, 2011 The Darkest Day Lee calls Cathy on the eve of her trip to Italy; Paul learns a secret about Myk; Adam discovers a secret about Poppy. Details Episode 13 Aired Sep 26, 2011 Crossing the Line Cathy is inspired by Lee's passing; Paul tries a new tactic with the insurance agency; Adam makes a connection with Dr. Todd. Details

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      Claire Zulkey AV Club The series feels much more relaxed now that Cathy and Paul are back together. Linney and Oliver Platt have such easy chemistry that their broken marriage of last season seemed like a waste. Rated: B+ Jan 3, 2019 Full Review Maureen Ryan Huffington Post The end result is that, despite the fact that I'm a huge fan of Linney, The Big C irritated me more frequently than it got me interested in the present and future of cancer patient Cathy Jamison. Jun 27, 2011 Full Review David Wiegand San Francisco Chronicle When The Big C works, it's because we see the ironies, sometimes humorous, other times sad, of facing a terminal illness in the context of everyday life. For Cathy - and for viewers - that's what really counts: "life" and "every day." Rated: 2.5/5 Jun 27, 2011 Full Review Juan Polo Espinof "The Big C" is a good series that's fun and dramatic in equal parts that deals with themes that are sentimentally vital. [Full Review in Spanish] Jan 3, 2019 Full Review Matt Richenthal TV Fanatic All you can often ask of a series is for its characters to move forward in some way. That's clearly happening here. Combined with stellar performances, The Big C should make for appointment viewing. Rated: 4.6/5 Jan 3, 2019 Full Review Rob Owen Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The Big C feels much more alive, even though it's a show about a woman, Cathy (Laura Linney), who's dying of stage 4 cancer. Jun 27, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Season Info

      Network
      Showtime
      Rating
      TV-MA
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Jun 27, 2011