• Network: Showtime
  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 16, 2010
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 3 out of 14

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  1. May 12, 2013
    10
    Oh, The Big C. After an amazingly written first season, the show became, for the next 2 forthcoming seasons, mild. Problems weren't as brilliantly worked as they were in the beginning. However, season 4 brought deep emotions that were being held by the writers/producers. Seeing death being portrayed this way is, at least, incredible. It continues to be bittersweet in its core and that's what's amazing about the show. And Laura Linney is breathtaking to say the least. Amazing performance. Expand
  2. May 28, 2013
    10
    Each episode of The Big C's 4-hour finale is full of love, sadness and optimism. Each one has brought me to tears, and every actor is perfect in these last few episodes. It brings some really worthwhile ideas to mind. It's an emotional sucker punch, and it's quite depressing, but it's important viewing. Needless to say, Laura Linney deserves every award in the universe for this part. I'll never forget you, Cathy Jamison. Expand
  3. Dec 23, 2013
    8
    After a disappointing third season, the fourth season fails to capture the essence of seasons one and two, but it is very close. Of the four hour-long episodes, I would say that my favorite was the first one. The finale is a close second. It felt like a regular Big C episode. That is what I enjoyed about the final season. The characters don't have confusing side plots like last season. Overall, you should definitely watch this if you are a fan of the show. The ending will feel satisfying. Expand
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Bruce Miller
    May 29, 2013
    80
    Linney and company are masterful (Basso is a revelation); the final episode's writing is solid.
  2. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Apr 29, 2013
    80
    From its very first scene, Hereafter manages to capture the sense those of us being left behind sometimes get; that the person going already has a foot planted somewhere else. But it also, repeatedly, hones in on the joy that can hit unexpectedly at even the worst moments.
  3. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Apr 29, 2013
    80
    While there are times when it’s no easier to watch, the certainty of the end seems to give the show more focus.