Tonight at 10p on Showtime the final 4 episodes of The Big C begin and you are going to want to have several boxes of tissues by your side when you watch it.
The episode starts off where the season finale left and the show goes back the excellence it gave us in the first season. Cathy is sicker than she has ever been and the chemo is making things worse. She decides to go off of her treatment and faces the reality her end is near. She prepares her family for her fate in her own special way and that will give us some laughs through the many many many tears.
As the season goes on she will leave her family for a hospice where they can take better care of her and she won’t be so much of a burden on them. Even though she is in a place surrounded by death, she keeps her spunk about her.
As her time runs out, she only wants a few things. To see her son who is a junior graduate, her husband meet his next wife and to make a mends with her father. Will she get all of those things before you guess it?
You will have to watch 4 f*cking amazing hours of television to find out.
Can I tell you as I write this review, I am crying all over again thinking about the powerful final episodes. I have had the episodes for over a month, but I didn’t watch them all until yesterday because I knew it was not going to be easy. As tough as I thought it would be to watch, it was worse than I imagined. But then again I made the mistake of watching all 4 at once. Do not, I repeat, do not marathon watch it like I did. It is emotionally draining, but it is still something I highly suggest you watch. It is just that f*cking amazing.
I wish I could tell Laura Linney how fucking brilliant she is because she absolutely blew me away. She is one of the best actresses out there, and no one, I mean no one, could’ve done this role as well as her. How she did not win the Emmy for the first season still boggles my mind. And if she doesn’t win for this season, then the Emmy voters are completely off their stupid rockers.
But she isn’t the only one that blew me away. Oliver Platt is such a supportive husband to her on the show that he will win your heart over and over and over again. Gabriel Basso is still a teenager, but he plays the role of her son Adam as a man. He has such a future in this business. If you thought that Gabourey Sidibe made you tear up in Push, that ain’t nothing for what she will make your eyes do in the next 4 episodes. Then there is John Benjamin Hickey, who plays her brother and he gives us the laughs we need to get through the season. What a stellar cast, giving some of the best performances in their lives as they deliver the compelling lines the writers gave them.
I can’t say enough good things about the final season of the show. It should be given to families whose loved ones are suffering through a terminal disease, to help them cope with the inevitable. That is the best way I can describe these four hours that Showtime let grace our televisions.
That is all I am going to say because I need to run to Costco and replenish my supply of tissues because I went through more boxes than I can count yesterday watching The Big C.
Nurse Jackie is back on Showtime tonight at 9p. She is still clean and sober, but that doesn’t mean the show is any less good. In fact this is the first season of the show that I actually enjoyed and couldn’t wait for the next episode and the one after that. In fact I watched all 10 episode of season 5 I was given in a day because I was that addicted to it.
Now that Nurse Jackie (Edie Falco) is sober, she has to figure out how to raise her kids as a single mom as she runs the nurses in the ER. Her soon-to-be ex-husband Kevin (Dominic Fumusa) is not making their divorce or getting custody of her kids easy. And her daughters are not going to make her life easy either because that is just what kids do. One of her friends will be leaving her and that will be hard on her. Plus she is going to start dating (Adam Ferrera) and he is pretty darn near perfect. Can she make that last or will she screw it up?
Then there is work. There is a new head doctor of the ER, Dr. Ike Prentiss (Morris Cheastnut), he is ex-military with trauma experience. He is really good at what he does and he is also really abrupt with everyone. Zoey (Merritt Wever) moves out, finds some independence and gets some something something! Coop (Peter Facinelli) will meet his match in an intern and she will have him by the balls. And of course there will be a lot of patients with a lot of interesting reasons why they are there. There will be birth, there will be death and everything in between.
And through all of this, Jackie will try to remain sober. Will she be able to do it or will she go back to her old ways? You just have to tune in to find out in what I think is the show’s best season yet.
David Steinberg is back with the second season of Inside Comedy on Showtime tonight at 11p and you don’t want to miss a single laugh on this talk show where you learn more about your favorite comedians than you ever thought you would find out about them.
On tonight’s season premiere you will learn that Louis C.K. does not want to take a picture with you, but he will do something else to make you happy. You will also see a very young Bob Newhart doing stand up and listen to his stories about how he got started. In the upcoming weeks, you will hear how Tina Fey’s daughter is disappointed in her. You will see Judd Apatow doing comedy with Second City. Find out how Jim Carrey got his job on In Living Color. Martin Mull shares with Steinberg that he was turned down for The Tonight Show, but another comedian got him on the show and they had to have him on. And then there is Drew Carey who had an even more interesting story when it comes to The Tonight Show that delayed the start of his career for three years, but made him a better comedian.
These are just a few of the examples of what you can expect from the show, but there is so much more to enjoy! Where else can you get to know some of the greatest comedians of today and yesteryear as well as you do on Inside Comedy? No where, so start watching it tonight on Showtime!
It seems like Matt Damon is all over the place these days and on Sunday at 10p he is going to be on Showtime’s House of Lies. The Oscar winner goes to the consultants to find a charity that is bigger than George Clooney’s thus making Jason Bourne look better than the Fantastic Mr Fox. Once he is in the meeting he then goes off on his Ocean’s co-star to Marty Kaan (Don Cheadle), who gets what he is going for. Which makes me wonder if these 2 Ocean’s stars are trying to tell us something about the man who was was their leader in the movies?
House of Lies is back on Showtime at 10p and Marty (Don Cheadle) and Jeannie (Kristen Bell) are trying to piece together that night and we will see what happened in flashbacks. They might not want to remember it, but we will never forget it.
Marty and Jeannie are back with the team and they are trying to win a new account. Only problem is they have no idea what the account is for. Will they be able to win over someone when they have no idea what he does? You have to tune in for an episode that will have you laughing from beginning to end.
Then at 10:30p Californication is rocking! Hank Moody’s (David Duchovny) book is being made into a Broadway musical and rocker Atticus Fetch (Tim Minchin) is going to write the music for it. He wants to meet Moody and Hank thinks he is an idiot. When Moody gets so f*cked up at their meeting, Charlie holds (Evan Handler) an intervention and Hank enters rehab. That’s right Hank Moody is going to rehab and he will make Celebrity Rehab look boring.
While he is there he will meet Faith (Maggie Grace), who is a rock muse. Her latest rock star died in their bed and that is what made her enter rehab. In a future episode Hank and Faith will get to her late boyfriend’s funeral and it is the weirdest one you will ever see.
But that will be nothing as compared to near-death experience almost all of our Californication favorites will experience on a plane. I can’t tell you what happens just yet, but you will want to watch the shocking moment over and over again.
All in all I think that this is Californication’s best season yet and I have love 4 of the last 5! So tune in every Sunday to see why I loved it so much!
At 9p Dexter picks up where it left off on Showtime and Deb has caught her brother doing what he does. Now he has to explain to his sister why Travis is lying dead, wrapped in plastic on an alter in a church. Will she believe what he tells her, or will she put her brother away for the crime(s) he has committed?
Since Dexter was interrupted while he was killing Travis, he will leave behind some evidence that might be what finally does him. That is unless Deb does it first?
As the show wraps up it run, you can see where they are going with their final episodes. And it will be a bittersweet end.
Then at 10p, Homeland the show that took the top 3 Emmy Awards in drama last week, is back for it’s second season. Carrie is out of the CIA, or at least she thinks she is. When one her contacts comes out of hiding requesting her help, she is forced back in. Is she ready to be back in the field?
Meanwhile Nick’s secret of being a Muslim is out to his family and his wife is going to have a hard time dealing with it. How will this change things between the two of them?
The show continues it Emmy worthy work tonight, so don’t miss a single second of it. Especially with what happens with at the ned of next week’s episode!
Gigolos has had some interesting scenarios for our male escort this season and I can’t wait to see what happens next Thursday at 10p on the Showtime show. I mean I thought it was bad when Nick had to have sex with a woman who wore a teddy bear costume the whole time, but looks like he got off easier than Brace will. The oldest man in the group will transform into a woman, and even though he said “I’d f*ck me”, I am not sure many people would agree. He is not a pretty woman to say it nicely, but I guess for the right price he is!
And in case you missed yesterday’s furry situation, below is a preview of what you didn’t see. Let’s just say after watching this it was too much for me to bear, so I removed all the teddy bears from my room and placed them in the closet.
Gigolos is going to be back for a third season on Showtime on August 30th and there is a new guy for rent this season. Jimmy is out (reportedly for issues from his personal life) and Ash from Miami is in. On first glance, I think I want Jimmy back because I would not pay for the new guy. Actually I wouldn’t pay for any of them if I were ever going to hire a male escort. Even though I would never want or need to use a male prostitute, I can’t get enough of the show that was created by Richard Grieco, yes that Richard Grieco.
Yesterday at Showtime‘s summer press day David Nevins, President of Entertainment, had some good news and some bad news for us about The Big C. The good news is that The Big C was picked up for a fourth season, the bad news is it will be the show’s final one and it’s shortened to 4 1-hour installments. Since the decision is very recent, creatively they are still working out the details like who will be back and who will not be returning to say goodbye. Nevis did say that they are planning on shaking up the format, but he expects that most everyone will be back.
Other news that came out of the session is that Weeds will light its final joint on September 16th, and Homeland and Dexter will be back two weeks later on the 30th. Later on during the panel, Nevins said that even though it was announced that these are the last two seasons for the serial killer show, anything can happen and it can go on past its reported end date. Inside Comedy is also coming back for a 10 episode second season and this time David Steinberg will be talking to great comedians like Ben Stiller, Tina Fey, Judd Apatow, Carol Burnett, Will Ferrell, Jim Carrey, and Albert Brooks. Another show that was mentioned was the Golden Globe winning Episodes and as of yesterday it has not been picked up for another season, but Nevins says that he expects to be back for another one. The big news that had everyone got excited about is the upcoming series Masters of Sex. Nevins described it as, “Masters of Sex stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as human sexuality pioneers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. The series examines their fascinating relationship and follows their pop culture trajectory from a St. Louis teaching hospital to Johnny Carson’s couch and the cover of Time magazine.” After he got us aroused by the content, he showed a very titillating trailer that definitely peeked out interest. Then later on in a press circle he said that the series will have equal parts nudity for men and women. He also said that people were turned down for roles if they had a no-nudity clause because of the subject of the show which is human sexuality.
And on that note, I had to ask him about my favorite show on Showtime, Gigolos and what the future is for the reality show about male prostitutes in Vegas. He said, “Gigolos continues. I don’t know what the future holds, but it is amusing while it is here.”
So I guess you can say it always showtime on Showtime.
Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy are expecting their first child together according to People. No other information was given like when the baby is due, but a source told the mag her pregnancy should not impact Homeland.