Critic Consensus: United States of Tara manages to avoid gimmicky pitfalls, relying instead on strong performances and witty, surprisingly heartfelt writing.
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as Max Gregson
as Tara Gregson
as Kate Gregson
as Marshall Gregson
as Charmaine Craine
as Gene Stuart
as Nick Hurley
as Dr. Ocean
as Dr. Golden
as Mr. Gershenoff
as Pastor Maurio
as Mayor's Wife
as Dreamgirls Singer
as Nunsense Singer
as Korean Son
as Dishwasher Brother
as Korean Grandmother
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.
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.
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