Showtime has got another one, another great comedy I mean. The pay-cabler is quickly climbing the rankings of channels that provide quality, heart-felt and driven programming and you can watch their newest comedy The Big C tonight after the veteran comedy Weeds at 10:30/9:30c
The Big C stars the wonderful Laura Linney as Cathy Jamison, a teacher that is by-the-books and is just getting by in life with an immature husband and teenager, but is diagnosed with a terminal cancer and starts to live! The premiere is funny, sad, and is just a showcase to watch the powerful and awesome Linney do her thing.
The comedy is by no means perfect but it is the charm and infectious personality and performance of Laura Linney that immediately hits you. She plays cancer as well as anyone can and is surrounded by great supporting players including her wacky husband played by Oliver Platt (The West Wing) and her hot doctor Reid Scott.
Also in the cast is Oscar-nominee Gabourey Sidibe as a student in Cathy’s summer class. Each season of the Big C will chronicle a season as the first does summer, which allows for the series to go for seasons without it seeming like Cathy has had cancer for years and years.
Check out the premiere of Weeds followed by The Big C starting tonight at 10/9c on Showtime.