If you haven’t yet caught an episode of The Big C you’re missing out.
Laura Linney is just too wonderful. Episode Two this week is better than Episode One.
The show is only 30 mins, and if you like those other cable mini dramas like United States of Tara, Nurse Jackie and Weeds (which follows after it) you will love this one.
There’s a great moment where she is looking at the blurry reflection of her naked, middle-aged body in the fridge in her kitchen. And she says to herself “Oh stainless steel, you are so kind…..” It’s funny and moving at the same time.
The cast includes Oliver Platt and Gabourey Sidibe who was nominated for an Oscar for Precious.
It’s playing on GEM (Ch 90) on Wednesday nights at 9:30 (yes against Tara), but the Pilot is replaying on Tuesday at 10:30.