• Network: Showtime
  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 16, 2010
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
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6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11

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  1. Jun 12, 2012
    4
    As much as I enjoyed watching the previous seasons and looked forward to new episodes every week, this season has been a chore to watch. It is no longer a sincere portrayal of a woman facing cancer, but rather a soap box for the writers to express social criticisms (for example, the show's take on Christianity is decidedly negative and insulting). Characters are put in bizarre, unrealistic situations and we are meant to interpret this to be compelling tv. I was on Cathy's side during past seasons, but now her actions are outlandish and unrelatable. I want Marlene back. Expand
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Jonathan Pacheco
    Apr 30, 2012
    50
    With this season's allotment of episodes at a premium (10, down from the previous seasons' 13), it's a shame The Big C doesn't make the most of each one of them.
  2. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Apr 20, 2012
    50
    It's an MRI that's lost its mapping capabilities. [30 Apr 2012, p.36]
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Apr 5, 2012
    75
    First impression of the third season is a good one.