United States of Tara: Season 2 (2010)

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Season 2
United States of Tara

Critics 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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Critic Ratings: 12

77%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 30
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Episodes

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Air date: Mar 22, 2010
2
Air date: Mar 29, 2010
3
Air date: Apr 5, 2010
4
Air date: Apr 12, 2010
5
Air date: Apr 19, 2010
6
Air date: Apr 26, 2010
7
Air date: May 3, 2010
8
Air date: May 10, 2010
9
Air date: May 17, 2010
10
Air date: May 24, 2010
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Tv Season Info

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 (7)

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…
Top Critic

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…

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 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…
Top Critic

As promising as the early episodes in Season 2 are, the over-the-top nature of "Tara" remains.

Mar 22, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's hard to think of a show that's done a better job of course correction between seasons.

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

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…

Audience Reviews for United States of Tara: Season 2

  • Apr 29, 2019
    This is a horribly written show. Sadly Toni Collete's acting was wasted by portraying this ridiculous character. I'm in no way homophobic nor do I dislike liberals, but this show openly bashed conservative points of views and the sexual talk was bordering on disgusting. I don't believe in DID, and honestly think the condition is an extreme form of borderline personality disorder. The show is unrealistic having us believe that this family would be able to live a normal life with an extremely deranged mother who needs to be admitted for a long term stay at a psychiatric hospital. The dialogue and plot are unbelievable and it should have been pulled from Showtime after the first season. Don't waste 45 minutes of your life watching this show. Mental illnesses are not " cute and funny" like Diablo Cody seems to push through this horribly written garbage of a show.
  • Feb 07, 2014
    Disappointing, considering how much I loved season 1, however, despite its more quirky/bizarre nature, season 2 has a lot to offer. Diablo Cody didn't write as many of the episodes and its easy to tell, but even so season 2 of US of Tara is a lot better than your average comedy.

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