United States of Tara: Season 2 (2010)



Critic Consensus: Toni Collette continues to unite the diverging tones of Tara with a powerhouse performance that smooths over the series' overabundance of quirk.


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Tara (Toni Collette) becomes more aware of her past through the manifestation of a new alternative personality of therapist Shoshana Schoenbaum in the second season of "United States of Tara." After a period of peace and treatment with new medication for her dissociative identity disorder, Tara is disturbed to discover that her alters are back when Buck has an affair with the local barmaid. Max (John Corbett) embarks on a remodeling project when the Gregsons surprisingly inherit a neighbor's house after he commits suicide. Charmaine (Rosemarie DeWitt) has more than marriage on her mind after she accepts a proposal from Nick (Matthew Del Negro) and moves in with her sister, hiding a big secret. Marshall (Keir Gilchrist) experiments with dating a girl, while Kate (Brie Larson) finds fame online. By season's end, Tara has another new alter, the childlike Chicken.

Critic Reviews for United States of Tara Season 2

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

As ever, United States of Tara is mainly a story about Tara and her mental problems and how well Toni Collette can pull it all off.

Dec 7, 2018 | Full Review…

The show seems to be making more of an effort to learn from its mistakes.

Mar 22, 2010 | Full Review…

An addictive show, with great cast, excellent writing.

Mar 22, 2010 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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The more the Gregson marriage spirals out of control, the more interesting this season has become. I may not like the person Tara is right now, but she's not boring.

Dec 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Toni Collette does such spectacular work on United States of Tara that her performance alone demands you tune in.

Dec 7, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The writers also manage to mine some humor out of the other story arcs because if they can at least keep me chuckling, coupled with Collette's performance, I'm willing to stick around despite not being pulled in by the storylines as much as I'd like.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

The show feels like it's grasping to keep the drama of Tara's situation at a suitably heightened level while other character story arcs feel more believable.

Mar 22, 2010 | Full Review…

All of the characters feel looser and more lived in, and the series is playing up the comedy in its characters without undercutting the inherent drama at the show's core.

Dec 7, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

The dialogue has bite and is often viciously funny.

Mar 22, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Based on its promising first season, "Tara's" second go-round is the bigger disappointment.

Mar 22, 2010 | Full Review…
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