Sunday, January 25, 2009

United States of Tara

My new favorite show!! Please tell me you have Showtime. United States of Tara stars Toni Collette, whom has been one of my all time favorites ever since Muriel's Wedding and then of course, Sixth Sense, In Her Shoes, and Little Miss Sunshine.

Anyway, Toni now stars as Tara in the new Showtime series United States of Tara as a married mother of two who suffers from multiple personality disorder. The personalities are hilarious AND what's even better is how the family has just gotten used to each of them. For example, "T", her teenage alter is a HOT MESS and gives her daughter "Tara's" credit cards and gets her the Morning After Pill and tries to have sex with her husband....even tho technically it is her husband. Then there is Buck, who is a southern country bumpkin kind of man, who spits, sniffs and scratches, drinks beer, and fights. And Alice who is just straight out of the 1950's and bakes, sews, irons and speaks like Betty Crocker.

It is more than amazing. Toni Collette is fantastic! The way she is able to change between her alters and then just be Tara takes major skill. She'll be walking home with a Golden Globe and/or Emmy for sure. Between this show and Weeds, Showtime is really tryna give HBO a run for its money. (But as long as True Blood stays great, HBO may still hold the crown.) It is just great to have something really new and interesting and very well acted on. Had to spread the word.

Have you seen United States of Tara? Who is your favorite alter? You might think mines would be "T" but it's actually "Buck". I love a good titty bar too!


one little simitopian said...

Oooh I hope they show that here at some stage! Toni Collette is a very talented lady.Did you know she can actually sing really well too? Unfortunately her songs are a bit crap....but she sings them really well....
Hey it's funny that you just posted about her, cos i just mentioned her in my latest post too (insert "lost in space" theme music).I'd love you to read it if you ever get the time. Although, it's very stupid, and you'll come away wondering what mental illness I suffer from, or wether I was a bit premenstrual when i wrote it or something. Anyway, that's enough from me. Yay for Toni!