The Big C

The Big C

The Complete Second Season

DVD - 2011
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Suburban mom Cathy Jamison seeks a second opinion, which causes a strain on her relationship with Dr. Todd, Cathy and Paul experience frustration in the bedroom, Adam's downward spiral continues, Lee reveals that he is attracted to 'bears' (large, hairy men), and much more.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2011
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (365 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Fionaenzo
Apr 16, 2014

I agree - the foul language and sexual references seem gratuitous in many cases. Some characters implausible - others interesting. Laura Linney's character remains strong, coherent. I enjoyed a female lead that had power and also admitted vulnerability. Discussion of cancer in this full-faceted manner is unusual to date. It scares all of us, so we react in bizarre ways, so understandable that those immediately affected would also behave bizarrely. Thought the portrayal of bipolar disorder was harsh - needed some more explanation that not all bipolar people will react so extremely. Thought that depiction scared people.

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ilovewhippets
Aug 26, 2013

Good acting and interesting stories.. My only disappointment is seeming lack of moral fiber..I cringed in some places...Perhaps, the Director pushed things a bit far..The family is seriously stressed, and temptations come their way..It just feels overdone.. and way too much talk about sex...This show is definitely not for an young family to watch..

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YEG_Ali
Feb 02, 2013

This really ought to come with a warning about the gratuitous foul language. Season two is leaps and bounds worse than season one which I really enjoyed. Not one of the characters is likeable, or shows respect for anything other than his own selfish desires. The interaction between family members is riddled with rudeness and more "F" words than you shake a stick at, and the whole cancer thing seems to be merely an excuse for indulging in anti-social behaviour. They should have quit at season one when they were ahead.

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spuriouscarrie
Nov 07, 2012

I really enjoyed the first season: intelligent, witty, heartbreaking. But watching the second season has made me forget why I liked it in the first place. Filled with smug, entitled, irritating characters, and there's something about Laura Linney's smile that puts me on edge. These people are flawed: perhaps that was the appeal, and I've now realized I don't actually like this family very much.

Hugh Dancy and Parker Posey's characters were great though. And the last few moments of the season ender were fantastic, though misleading if one was to go ahead and read a synopsis of Season 3.

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docjnsuss
May 16, 2012

Life gets better for Cathy in season two of The Big C. After Cathy gets into a clinical drug trial she eventually starts to see some improvement in her condition. Paul and Adam are supportive but they run into troubles of their own. Sean goes on medication in anticipation of the birth of a baby with Rebecca. Overall season two is much happier than season one but ultimately events do not end well for the Jamisons.

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YEG_Ali
Feb 02, 2013

YEG_Ali thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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