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The Big C: Season 2 (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.


Laura Linney
as Cathy Jamison
Oliver Platt
as Paul Jamison
Gabriel Basso
as Adam Jamison
Reid Scott
as Dr. Todd
Parker Posey
as Poppy Kowalsk
Alan Alda
as Dr. Atticus Sherman
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Critic Reviews for The Big C: Season 2

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

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

June 27, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

Laura Linney remains a wonder on The Big C, where her lead performance as afflicted Minneapolis schoolteacher Cathy Jamison merits another Great Big A

June 27, 2011 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

"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]

January 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.

January 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.

June 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.

June 27, 2011 | Full Review…

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