United States of Tara

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MatthewS
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United States of Tara premieres tonight. I just caught, quite by accident, the following Showtime FAQ on Dissociative Identity Disorder:

While it isn't about adoption, it does touch on trauma and abuse and the fallout (all be it exaggerated in this case) it can cause in people's lives.

The show looks interesting, we've set our DVR to record the pilot tonight. I'll follow up later with my impressions of the show. I'd be interested in what other people think too!

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Anybody Watch It?

My wife and I just finished watching the pilot. I was fairly impressed and liked it well enough to watch another episode. Toni Collette does a remarkable job portraying the various alters.

The portrayal of DID is way over the top, but is clearly to push the very dark comic elements right to the edge.

Be aware that there is a fair bit of language and some sexual content--it is not politically correct in any way.