The Big C Review: "Musical Chairs"

The Big C focused on life and death this week. Or, to be more accurate, life VERSUS death.

Sure, it's a been transparent to set up a pregnancy storyline with terminal cancer - the show doesn't exactly need to reach for its metaphors and dichotomies - but it worked on "Musical Chairs". How can it not when Laura Linney, John Benjamin Hickey and Cynthia Nixon are featured on most scenes?

The latter is adding a fun energy to the season, as I wish I could say Rebecca was a caricature, but people such as her really do exist. And they don't even mean any harm. Notice how excitedly Rebecca celebrated Cathy's admission into the clinical trial? Read More...


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