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DirecTV is also showing the pilot episode Friday January 9 on 101 at 8 & 11pm eastern. Not sure if it will be censored by DirecTV though. Obviously it won't be censored when it runs on showtime.
 

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Over at the "Hot Off The Press" thread we've been collecting reviews of "Tara" over the past week ( http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...38060&page=952 ) and its running approx. three positive one's (some are raves) for every negative one. Can't wait, "Tara" and "Big Love" on HBO are gonna keep me warm and fuzzy for the next few Sunday nights!
 

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I watched off of Directv on Demand... Quirky, I like...timers set.

I watched about 15 minutes on D*, couldn't get into it, but the reviews say it takes 3 or 4 episodes to get in the groove, so I'm sure I'll give it a few more episodes. I liked the movie Juno, I probably just wasn't in the right mood when I watched Tara.
 

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My original plans were to tune to showtime AFTER Big Love on HBO,but since showtime will have each episode on demand a week before its initial Showtime airing and in HD,I will be watching it that way.


As there is no HBO HD on demand I will continue to watch Big Love on the linear channel which is coming up in 1/2 hour.
 

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I enjoyed the show. Her characters 'T' and 'Buck' were great.

Looking forward to next weeks airing.
 

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I liked it. It's a fun show, and the family has a good chemistry, imo. I like how the premise lends itself to comedy, drama, etc.


The show reminded me a lot of Weeds, weaving drama and comedy. Plus, the youngest son is a lot like Shane and the daughter is a lot like Silas. Let's just hope this show can stay slightly more grounded then Weeds has.
 

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From Fredfa's "Hot Off The Press" thread:

Nielsen Notes (Cable)
'Tara,' 'L Word' Premieres Power Showtime Sunday
'United States of Tara' premiere outpaces those of 'Dexter,' 'Weeds,' 'The Tudors' and 'Californication'

By Alex Weprin, Broadcasting & Cable - January 21, 2009


The series premiere of Showtime's The United States of Tara was one of the strongest in the network's history when it premiered Sunday.


Tara attracted 1.5 million viewers that evening, including on-demand, outpacing the series premieres of Dexter, Californication, The Tudors and Weeds.


With streamed views online from its extensive marketing campaign expected to hit around 1 million views, Tara would have been seen by over 2.5 million people.


Tara's lead-in was the final season premiere of The L Word, which had its best numbers since the series premiere in 2004. The L Word drew just over 1 million viewers P2+ for the evening, up 44% from last season's 9 p.m. premiere.


The second season premiere of Secret Diary of a Call Girl retained 63% of its Tara lead-in, and got a 7% boost over the first season finale, drawing 766K P2+.

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/art...ime_Sunday.php
 

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I thought it was pretty cool. Too bad they didn't pick a better looking wife for the part but whatever.
 

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We watched the first 2 eps last night. I think we'll stick with it. My first reaction was "Why don't you go back on your meds, lady?" I think we'll find out as time goes by, though, that it takes Tara and all three of the others to adequately raise her family - none of them could do it on their own. Should be fun to watch!


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We watched the first 2 eps last night. I think we'll stick with it. My first reaction was "Why don't you go back on your meds, lady?" I think we'll find out as time goes by, though, that it takes Tara and all three of the others to adequately raise her family - none of them could do it on their own. Should be fun to watch!


Brad

Brad--actually, medication doesn't treat DID, but it is commonly prescribed for people with DID to treat other conditions that frequently coexist with it, such as depression, anxiety, or panic attacks. In some people who have this condition, medication reduces the impact of situational stress so that "switching" isn't necessary. You can learn a lot more about this condition at http://www.isstd-org or http://www.sidran.org
 

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This show i actually watch on demand.


Just at the time of the first screening of Ep 2 on a linear channel (Show-East) I was watching Episode THREE!
 

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It's still an OK show for me, hasn't grabbed me and makes me want to watch. DID has been a staple of some soaps for years though there has been less exposure in primetime and movies.


Didn't John Corbet's job change from the pilot? Seemed he was a builder or a contractor now he's a landscaper.
 

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After only two shows we have Tara with 4 personalities.

If this keeps up, we'll need a ' sticky ' just to keep up.



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Brad--actually, medication doesn't treat DID, but it is commonly prescribed for people with DID to treat other conditions that frequently coexist with it, such as depression, anxiety, or panic attacks. In some people who have this condition, medication reduces the impact of situational stress so that "switching" isn't necessary. You can learn a lot more about this condition at http://www.isstd-org or http://www.sidran.org

Thanks for the info. I thought they mentioned during the show that being off her meds was an "experiment." That's why I brought it up.


I think it's pretty cool the way the rest of the family takes her condition in stride. It's also interesting to us because it's supposed to take place in Overland Park, KS (a KC suburb). Tara even mentioned going to "a Pampered Chef party in Shawnee." (That's where we live.)


Brad
 
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