Friday, September 10, 2010
Are You Watching? The Big C
Showtime's new series The Big C showcases a teacher who is dying of cancer. The setup is a cliche - super uptight lady gets diagnosed and searching for freedom and speaks her mind. She builds a pool in her backyard, keeps her son home from soccer camp to force him to relive childhood memories, and befriends her crazy neighbor. I really like the idea of the show and there are moments of genius, but overall the writing falls flat. The only thing pushing it through is the acting talent. I am going to keep watching and give it some time to settle in. The jury is still out.