Don’t miss tonight’s season premiere at 10:30 p.m. on Showtime!
If you never got around to watching the first season of Showtime’s United States of Tara, you’re really missing out! Golden Globe winner Toni Collette is back and more ridiculous than ever as Tara Gregson — a wife, mother, teenage pot head and womanizing red neck. Oh, did we forget to mention she has multiple personalities? The many sides of Tara made for a wildly entertaining first season, and after watching the season two premiere, we’re sure it’s only going to get crazier from here!
Tara’s various personalities emerge depending on the type of situation she finds herself in. When she can’t handle her life, one of them takes over to help her cope. The main personalities that emerge are: Buck, the loud, beer drinking, Marlboro Red-smoking horn-dog; Alice, the June Cleaver-esque housewife who bakes with pearls and is irritatingly perfect; and T, the wild teenager.
The new season brings back the most hilarious alter-egos from season one, as well as some brand new ones! New neighbors are also a brilliant addition to the cast, showing that the Gregsons aren’t the only family with issues. Funny and quirky as ever, the show still focuses on Tara’s family as they try to cope with her serious disorder. Some handle it better as time goes by, while others really begin to lose their patience.
Max (John Corbett) is back in season two as Tara’s supportive husband, along with their teenage kids — Kate (Brie Larson) and Marshall (Keir Gilchrist.) Tara’s sister Charmaine (Rosemarie DeWitt), however, is not as supportive or understanding as the rest of the family. At the end of season one, Tara finally went to a psychiatric hospital to try a resolve her issues responsible for causing her to blackout and take on different personalities.
Overall, the new season is just as entertaining as the first, if not more so, as we begin to see all the characters grow and start to get a sense of their background. We give it an enthusiastic A+
Don’t miss the season premiere, airing at 10:30 p.m. tonight on Showtime — right after the season premiere of Nurse Jackie!