Thursday, July 29, 2010

Laura Linney! The Big C! Watch It Now!


As you may know, Laura Linney, a.k.a. my very favorite actress in all the land, is starring on a Showtime series called The Big C as a woman with terminal cancer who decides to live free and easy. Or something. The concept seems both well-worn and yet undefined, which results in a TV show that feels like it hasn't quite come together yet...but there are a lot of places it can go once it does. Of course, that it's all centered around Laura Linney is all the better, since she hits the ground running with a character who fits right into her wheelhouse. Whatever's on the page comes across funnier and more emotional with Linney giving the performance.

How do I know if it doesn't premiere until August 16th? Oh, Showtime is streaming the premiere online (albeit edited for broadcast-cable standards -- gotta order Showtime to hear the swears!).

Check it out here at HitFix, and I will hopefully return later for more in-depth thoughts.

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