"The Big C" returns


I saw the cable cancer show, just once, last year, when it was launched. It was the only episode I could watch for free, since we don't have cable. If you so desire, you can read what I said here. It struck me as weird that she didn't tell anybody about her diagnosis. She just used it as an excuse to break away from her very very constrained life. (Watch for the new video, "Mets" patients go wild!!")The show is continuing, and a real-life melanoma survivor wrote a critique today in Salon. Mary Elizabeth Williams says, among other things: Much of the most interesting stuff surrounding a devastating disease is what it does to the people around you. And in that regard, "The Big C" shows improvement over last season. I'll have to take her word for it. Those of you who've seen The Big C--What do you think of it?

9 comments:

ruth pennebaker said...

I continued to watch the series all of last season just so I could scream at the TV, since the heroine's no-tell policy drove me bananas. Will probably be back this year. Don't ask me why.

Anonymous said...

Laura Linney is interesting to watch. She's too perfect-looking to be real, though.
c. bitch

arizona cancer treatment said...

I have seen the last season of 'Big C". But this season I need to yet watch. Thanks for the information.

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jessica handler said...

Haven't been able to watch it yet; the concept kind of freaks me out.

Cancer Bitch said...

It's one of those oh-I'm-gonna-die-so-I'm-gonna-go-wild kind of things.
We're traveling and I'm addicted to TV in motels. There was some cop show?? on tv yesterday featuring a bald woman w/ scarf telling a man how cancer has shown her what's important. Yuk.

Anonymous said...

Susan & I watch it. Watching it now as a matter of fact. Some is good. Some not. Some hits home & some misses, but I think characters are great... Hope to see you whenever we are supposed to see you. Safe travels. bc & sbc

Cancer Bitch said...

If we had cable, and the right kind of cable, I probably would watch it too. But if we had cable, I probably would be addicted to the TV and would never do anything else. That's how I am in hotel rooms. We were on the E coast this summer. Maybe W coast before long.

The Fifty Foot Blogger said...

I have a coworker who *thanked* me for "showing" him that he needs to live life more fully...I don't know, he said some other stuff, but I started looking over his shoulder and softly humming to block the noise.