I was so excited to hear this morning that Toni Collette had picked up an Emmy (Outstanding actress in a comedy) for her performance in United States Of Tara - So truly deserved! (And how GORGEOUS is she in her spiffy frock?!)
I heard a little grab on the radio where she said she hoped that her own daughter doesn't end up in therapy trying to figure out why she had been breastfed at times by a strange man - how great is that...?!
United States of Tara is my favourite show this year - I just can't get enough of it - I watch the same episode two nights in a row, I'm disappointed when it ends and edgy before it starts, it's wonderful and incredibly addictive.
There are a few reasons why I think it is so awesome, not least is Toni's magnificent performance as Tara, Alice, Buck, T and more disturbingly of late - Gimme. With Diablo Cody of Juno fame writing and Steven Spielberg producing - I think a hit was assured from the start.
The concept of the show is original, quirky, touching and funny, the characters rich and intriguing.... ahhhhhhh, can you not feel the love...?!
For the uninitiated (...and I pity you);
"Tara Gregson is a wife and mother with dissociative identity disorder (DID). After deciding to take a break from her medication to discover the real cause of her disorder, her alternate personalities re-emerge: wild and flirty teenager T; old-fashioned housewife Alice; and male, loud, beer-drinking Vietnam vet Buck. Tara is supported by her calm and level-headed husband Max, her somewhat troubled teenage daughter Kate and quirky, good-hearted gay son Marshall. Her sister, Charmaine, is not so supportive, often expressing her doubt about the validity of Tara's disorder." - Wikipedia
Apart from the antics of Tara and her alters, I really enjoy the subplots involving Marshall and Kate - okay. You've caught me. There is nothing about this show I don't enjoy - from it's craft-inspired opening credits to it's all too soon end.
Congratulations Toni! (I soooooooo know you happen to avidly read my little blog lmao) You rock!!