The Big C, Season 1HDClosed Captioning
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After being diagnosed with melanoma, Cathy decides to build a pool in her backyard, much to the chagrin of her older curmudgeonly neighbor, Marlene. Cathy's son, Adam, plays pranks on her while her husband Paul tries to get back in her good graces. After trying to reconnect with her willfully ... homeless brother Sean, Cathy devises a weight-loss plan for Andrea, one of her summer school students. Also Starring Oliver Platt, Gabriel Basso, John Benjamin Hickey, Phyllis Somerville, Reid Scott, Gabourey Sidibe.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Big C||A diagnosis of terminal cancer inspires Minneapolis schoolteacher Cathy Jamison to live life to the fullest for as long as she can.||28:59||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSummertime||As Cathy embarks on an uncertain summer, she insists that Adam stay home with her instead of attending soccer camp.||28:36||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThere's No C In Team||As she fends off both Paul's pleas to revive their marriage and a cancer support group's effort to get her to open up about her illness, Cathy is stunned to learn that her neighbor's dog can tell she has cancer.||28:23||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPlaying the Cancer Car||As Paul jump-starts his life as a single dad by returning to rugby, Cathy cashes out her retirement account to buy a new sports car.||28:13||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBlue-Eyed Iris||Catching Adam watching Internet porn prompts Cathy to have sex talks with both him and her students as she looks to reclaim her own sexuality.||27:59||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoTaking Lumps||When a new lump reveals that her cancer is getting worse, Cathy decides to call off her affair with the school's handyman as she looks to reunite her family for an annual charity race.||25:07||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoTwo for the Road||Cathy persuades Sean to join her on a trip to surprise their dad on his birthday, leaving Adam and Paul at home for a boys' weekend together.||27:29||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHappy Birthday, Cancer||A surprise party for her 43rd birthday leaves Cathy in a quandary over her plans to join Lenny for a weekend getaway in the Bahamas.||28:06||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Ecstasy and the Agony||Following her island weekend with Lenny, Cathy decides to experiment with Ecstasy, while Paul's excitement over his promotion at work is dimmed after catching his wife with her new boyfriend.||28:12||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|10||HDClosed CaptioningVideoDivine Intervention||Cathy’s unexpected visit to Andrea’s home yields many surprises. Later, Cathy seeks spiritual advice at church and while helping around the house. Rebecca calls it quits with Sean in order to reconcile her friendship with Cathy. Adam apologizes to Andrea. Paul sleeps with Tina. Cathy reveals to Paul she has cancer.||27:59||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|11||HDClosed CaptioningVideoNew Beginnings||Paul seeks support from people at his work place, but gets more than he bargained for. Sean pulls away from Rebecca when it appears she’s getting too serious. Cathy, Marlene and Rebecca have a girl’s lunch at a strip joint -- which unexpectedly influences Cathy’s thoughts about her cancer. Adam meets a girl, Mia, at the bus stop.||28:15||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|12||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEverything That Rises Must Converge||Dr. Todd and Cathy go to see the Bee Man to seek non-traditional treatment for her cancer. Paul is overly supportive of Cathy around the house. Sean gives Adam relationship advice about Mia.||28:04||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|13||HDClosed CaptioningVideoTaking the Plunge||In the Season 1 finale, Cathy receives the news about her bee treatments.||28:23||$2.99||View in iTunes|
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I have stage 4 melanoma
I have been battling melanoma since 2006, I am now 30 years old and have had 9 surgeries and 2 clinical trials and 3 different chemotherapies....this show makes me smile. I can relate to her need to spend time with her son, as I have two girls myself...they were just 2 weeks and 4years old when I was diagnosed. I'm glad that there's finally a show about melanoma instead of breast cancer....more people can be aware! Great job so far!!
One of the Best Show Out There
I was first reluctant to watch this show. It seemed boring and depressing and seemed like pure torture to watch. Oh, how I was mistaken. The Big C is one of the best shows I have ever watched. Period. It will have you laughing and crying at the same time.
The plot is fairly simple, Cathy Jamison finds out she has stage 4 melanoma and wants to enjoy her last days. The worst part about this show is how slow it starts out. The developments are important, but it feels as if the show is just dragging on, but this all pays off. The scenes with Paul (Platt) are hilarious and the scenes with Andrea (Sidibe) are simply hilarious. Same goes for older brother Sean Tolkey (Hickey).
However, even though the show starts slow, it quickly picks up near the finale, mainly due to a character you'll love, Marlene (Somerville). Her performance nearly moved me to tears, and it only gets more heartbreaking during the season finale, which will take you on one emotional rollercoaster.
The acting is superb, especially with Cathy (Linney) and Marlene (Somerville).
This show is not to be missed, the iTunes price is a little high, but it's a show worth buying and watching over and over and over...
I gotta say... WOW!
This show kicks you right in the teeth. There are so few of us that Cancer has not affected our lives in one way or another. The performances are spectacular. The characters are relatable and the circumstance is just crushing. Acting at it's best. At times, it's hard to catch your breath while watching. Tissues are highly recommended although laughter is the order of the day. This is a must see.
I am so ready for season 2.