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It will be interesting to see if future episodes address [the] trauma while maintaining the half-frivolous tone of this smart aleck's answer to Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, and sundry other sitcoms about the voodoo of domestic happiness.
It's got a good shot, and at its best, it reaffirms an observation by that wise folk philosopher Kinky Friedman: Anything worth crying can be smiled.
I'm on board with "Tara," but so far mostly for the supporting characters.
The performances are the main reason to seek it out --Collette is a revelation, and the supporting cast is sterling. The writing, while often high-caliber, is also spotty and somewhat colorless.
Some of these characters are stereotypical, to be sure, but Cody, Junge, and their writers give them all revealing storylines, and most of them are interesting.
If one can simply check disbelief at the door, Tara's wacky world starts to make some sense and to draw the viewer in.
Problem is this dramedy is neither funny nor sad. What next? Fun with diabetes?
It's a disposable half-hour - fun and frothy, only weighted down by more profanity than allowed on the networks. But that's also its biggest fault: With the talent behind it, I'd hoped for something darker, more riveting.
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.
While the portrayal of the disorder is gimmicky, the show sustains a particular charm, thanks to solid performances and its honest treatment of the complex relationships in this unconventional family.
Audience Reviews for United States of Tara: Season 1
Jul 03, 2020I can't believe I bearly found this, I was stuck on it from the beginning. Another great show that I wish had more seasons. Where does one go to petition for more seasons?! Someone needs to make a site for this reason. Let's get you guys back out there and bring more episodes please.
Jun 02, 2020This show is entertaining and the acting was excellent-I watched all 3 seasons in one week! I hope there will be a follow up to the last season because it kind of left you hanging but what can you do? I felt bad for Max and the kids because Tara was selfish, even when lucid and I wish they had a better life but hey, it's just TV. And to everyone saying that this portrayal of DID is false and it's triggering them well, it's just a TV show. No one said it was based off of real life. Everyone is much to sensitive these days.
Nov 29, 2014UST is very clever and well-acted, but I feel it would survive better as a serialized show.
Feb 07, 2014Thanks to the brilliant writing from screenwriter Diablo Cody and an excellent lead performance from Toni Collette, US of Tara is a stand-out in the world of TV sitcoms. The premise is interesting and the characters are intriguing; I particularly enjoyed seeing the many "alters" of Tara, but the other members of the family are equally as entertaining. The show manages to be supremely hilarious, but it also has a dramatic body to it too that works equally as well. Season 1 is excellent!