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United States of Tara: Season 1 (2009)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: United States of Tara manages to avoid gimmicky pitfalls, relying instead on strong performances and witty, surprisingly heartfelt writing.

Episodes

Air date: Jan 18, 2009
Air date: Jan 25, 2009
Air date: Feb 1, 2009
Air date: Feb 8, 2009
Air date: Feb 15, 2009
Air date: Feb 22, 2009
Air date: Mar 1, 2009
Air date: Mar 8, 2009
Air date: Mar 15, 2009
Air date: Mar 22, 2009

Season Info

The first season of this comedy-drama executive produced by Steven Spielberg and created by Diablo Cody follows Tara Gregson (Toni Collette), a Kansas mother-of-two who has dissociative identity disorder. Stopping her medication to figure out the cause of her disorder brings out Tara's alternative personalities of wild teen T, 1950s housewife Alice, Vietnam veteran Buck, and later in the season, Gimme, an goblin-like expression of id. Tara and her supportive husband Max (John Corbett) deal with … More

Network: Showtime
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Cast

Toni Collette
Toni Collette
as Tara Gregson
John Corbett
John Corbett
as Max Gregson
Brie Larson
Brie Larson
as Kate Gregson
Keir Gilchrist
Keir Gilchrist
as Marshall Gregson
Rosemarie DeWitt
Rosemarie DeWitt
as Charmaine Craine
Joel Gretsch
Joel Gretsch
as Dr. Golden
Tony Hale
Tony Hale
as Mr. Gershenoff
Fred Ward
Fred Ward
as Frank
Rob Moran
Rob Moran
as Pastor Maurio
Dee Ryan
Dee Ryan
as Maddy
Mim Drew
Mim Drew
as Mayor's Wife
Caitlin Mulvey
Caitlin Mulvey
as Dreamgirls Singer
Paige Brown
Paige Brown
as Nunsense Singer
Jason Sarayba
Jason Sarayba
as Korean Son
Ryan Flynn
Ryan Flynn
as Dishwasher Brother
Lucille Soong
Lucille Soong
as Korean Grandmother
Nathan Corddry
Nathan Corddry
as Gene Stuart
Matthew Del Negro
Matthew Del Negro
as Nick Hurley
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Critic Reviews for United States of Tara: Season 1

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (17)

Tara is funny, fascinating and frustrating.

Full Review… | January 18, 2009
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

If Tara's family can readily accept and at times even have fun with the "alters," so should viewers.

Full Review… | January 18, 2009
New York Times
Top Critic

By turns oozing sexuality, vulnerability and confusion, Toni Collette gives Showtime's latest half-hour its buoyant pulse -- and a credible shot at the accolades the channel covets.

Full Review… | January 18, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

Stick a laugh track on it and it wouldn't feel much different from a generic family sitcom with a gimmick, where one-liners trump characterization.

Full Review… | January 18, 2009
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

The first four episodes of "United States of Tara" will capsize your suspicions in a frenzy of hilarious but hopelessly real teenage kids, snappy dialogue and undeniable sweetness.

Full Review… | January 18, 2009
Salon.com
Top Critic

It's Collette's talents that tie the four people together, that makes each feel as if he or she were a complete individual and yet part of a whole.

Full Review… | January 18, 2009
USA Today
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