The Big C: Season 2 (2011)



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Air date: Jun 27, 2011
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In the second season, Cathy (Laura Linney) enters a clinical trial run by a renowned oncologist (Alan Alda) where she meets new friend and cancer patient Lee (Hugh Dancy). Sean (John Benjamin Hickey) and pregnant Rebecca (Cynthia Nixon) plan for their new baby. Adam (Gabriel Basso) acts out and befriends Poppy (Parker Posey). Andrew (Gabourey Sidibe) moves in with the Jamisons. Cathy faces obstacles as a swim coach and Paul (Oliver Platt) loses his job forcing concerns over health insurance for his sick wife.

Critic Reviews for The Big C Season 2

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Too cute, too silly and too unreal, The Big C remains "The Big Twee."

Jun 27, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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Laura Linney remains a wonder on The Big C, where her lead performance as afflicted Minneapolis schoolteacher Cathy Jamison merits another Great Big A

Jun 27, 2011 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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"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…

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.

Jan 3, 2019 | Rating: 4.6/5 | Full Review…

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…

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…

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.

Jan 3, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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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."

Jun 27, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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