The occasionally uneven series starts off on very strong footing as Tara gets help with her disorder from some unlikely friends — her alters!
The United States of Tara starts season three off on a very strong note as Tara Gregson (Toni Collette) decides to finally conquer the one thing that has always alluded her — graduating college! Too concerned with their own lives, hubby Max (John Corbett) in particular with his floundering landscape business, the family seems not to notice as Tara’s dissociative identity disorder starts to rear its head — only the alters are starting to help the fragile, yet resilant, Tara.
The best addition to the show this season is Eddie Izzard, playing Tara’s new professor who refuses to believe in her disorder, and in the process comes to know her very commanding alter Shoshanna. Also strong as always are Rosemarie DeWitt as Tara’s expectant sister Charmaine and Patton Oswalt as Charmaine’s long suffering boyfriend and baby daddy.
The show seems to have found the perfect outlet for showcasing Tara’s struggles by placing her in college and, as always, Collette gives such a remarkable performance that even situations that might come off as heavy handed or too over the top are always somehow perfect.
Much like Dexter, Showtime’s other one-man show, it seems like Tara is on its way to a very impressive season! Check out a preview below!