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United States of Tara: Season 1 (2009)




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


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
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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
Premiere Date: Jan 18, 2009
Executive Producers: ,
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Toni Collette
as Tara Gregson
John Corbett
as Max Gregson
Brie Larson
as Kate Gregson
Keir Gilchrist
as Marshall Gregson
Rosemarie DeWitt
as Charmaine Craine
Joel Gretsch
as Dr. Golden
Tony Hale
as Mr. Gershenoff
Fred Ward
as Frank
Rob Moran
as Pastor Maurio
Dee Ryan
as Maddy
Mim Drew
as Mayor's Wife
Caitlin Mulvey
as Dreamgirls Singer
Paige Brown
as Nunsense Singer
Jason Sarayba
as Korean Son
Ryan Flynn
as Dishwasher Brother
Lucille Soong
as Korean Grandmother
Nathan Corddry
as Gene Stuart
Matthew Del Negro
as Nick Hurley
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All Critics (19) | Top Critics (17)

Difficult to categorize, maybe even to characterize, Showtime's "United States of Tara" is funny, poignant, crazy and sane -- a bird of a different feather if there ever was one.

Full Review… | January 18, 2009
Washington Post
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
Top Critic

"Tara" has something lacking in other Showtime series: heart.

Full Review… | January 18, 2009
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

United States of Tara brims with great acting, humor and a disarming amount of tenderness.

Full Review… | January 18, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle
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
Top Critic

A flawed but fascinating series.

Full Review… | January 18, 2009
New York Magazine/Vulture
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