United States of Tara: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (18 Jan. 2009)

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Tara Gregor is a seemingly perfect American suburban mother, married to a loyal and supportive husband, a landscape developer named Max, and two teenage children, the flamboyantly gay Marshall and the rebellious and headstrong Kate. The life-long, mentally unbalanced Tara suffers from Dissociative Personalty Disorder and has three other personalities which emerge at any given time which range from a flirtatious and spunky teenager named named 'T' and a gun-loving male alter-ego named Buck. Despite Tara's husband and kids, as well as Tara's younger sister, Charmaine, aware and supportive of her mental disorder, Tara finds it hard to keep up when she blacks out when her other personalities emerge without any warning, and they have knowledge of her personal problems especially when Buck emerges during Kate's ballet recital at her school and gets into a fight with her punk boyfriend Benjamin. Written by matt-282

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Marshall: Mom?
Kate: No. Mom keeps her ass-crack in check. It's "T".
Marshall: [He turns around and sees a pink thong] I can see that now.
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Off to a very good start!!!
13 April 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The other day I went looking for new TV shows to watch as most of the shows I used to watch Queer As Folk ALIAS etc. have all since finished. I watched the pilot to two new shows Joss Whedon's "Dollhouse" and this. The obvious winner was this show it was tender at times, but at the same time it was kinda funny.

Also I find that the humor is not like south park, in your face 'HAHA its funny cause this person has a mental disorder' kind of funny. The comedy was very well done I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The concept is original, we have seen people with multiple personalities before but they are usual psychopaths and are always single, but what about raising a family as one. This creates a good basis for a series to be either a serious drama or maybe something a little more light hearted. I believe that there is a good mix of the two.

As for the other personalities or "the alters" as they are called, hands down, I think my favorite would have to be Buck, the redneck. just to see Toni Colette act like a red neck getting into fights and encouraging her son to get into it by screaming 'f%&k him up'.

I think this show has great potential and I am very interested to see where it goes

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