Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful TV show without losing her mind.
This Chicago-set sitcom follows the intertwined lives of six young urbanites trying to learn the ropes of adulthood. Through breakups and whatever other curve-balls life throws them, the pals stick together.
The title of this show was originally "The C-Word," and some promotional materials were made using this title. But while a guest on "The Daily Show," Laura Linney told Jon Stewart that the title was changed from "The C-Word" to "The Big C" to avoid confusion with The L Word, which had also aired on Showtime. See more »
Outspoken and funny series that proves life is short, have fun and make the most out of it with what you have left!
This new series "The Big C" is very relative and really touching as thru most of everyone's life they have known someone who has lived with cancer or died from it. However in most cases the affected just drag along and stay depressed and live down in the dumps, however this series shows a different side of the life it proves when affected one can live life to the fullest! It centers around Cathy Jamison(played wonderful by Laura Linney) who as a divorced single mother living in suburban Minneapolis makes a buck by teaching high school receives horrible news. Cathy has just been diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma, and up until that point Cathy has always lived life uptight now it's time to let her spirits fly open with fun! Because already she's got problems galore first she's just recently divorced from her ex husband Paul(Oliver Platt)and it's her goal to get him into a session of couples therapy! And it's going to be a big job seeing her son Adam(Gabriel Basso)who's a slacker finish his high school days. Cathy's also motivated to help an overweight student Andrea(Gabourey Sidibe) lose weight and feel good about herself plus Cathy has a homeless brother she has to help and she also contends with an old boss and rude next door neighbor.
Still Cathy sees thru all the drama and problems as she seeks out pleasures and joys of life doing small simple things that make her happy. And too she goes after some big things like buying material things, exploring new love I guess you must when you don't have long to live. She's really lightened up and became a fun free spirited seeker. Overall this is not a series of tragedy to much drama mixed with fun laughs is provided yet it's message is clear live life to the fullest because it's short you never know when a deadly disease like the big c can strike to shorten it.
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