UNITED STATES OF TARA "Bryce Will Play" Season 3 Episode 9 – The news that Showtime cancelled United States of Tara and renewed Nurse Jackie does not come as much of a surprise: the numbers for United States of Tara have been pretty abysmal this year. But the news came just as this episode aired, and I’m filled with conflicting emotions.
United States of Tara is one of the best television shows on right now: sure, it misfires bigger and more often than other, safer shows, but that’s because it takes enormous risks. It does not coward out of anything. And unlike most other shows, its rarely dull.
So while things like Charmaine going drinking with the mommies or Kate wandering around a baseball bat museum with her new boyfriend and his crazy kid seem weirdly stilted, the other material: Marshall and Max and, especially Tara and Dr Hattaras, the show flies off the television screen, grabs your eyes and heart and forces you to watch this compelling, insane, totally original drama unfold. Read More...