United States of Tara : Season 2

  • Network: Showtime
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 18, 2009
Season #: 1, 2, 3
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 44
  2. Negative: 3 out of 44

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User Reviews

  1. Apr 11, 2011
    5
    Season 2 was a major disappointment. It seemed they ran out of idea's towards the end of the season and just added a random cliff hanger, which they did.
  2. Jun 11, 2011
    6
    This season lost the comedy for me, and unlike season 1, season 2 was full of unoriginal twists. I also feel they focused too much on just Tara and the other characters lacked the developing story they deserved, like Kate for example, I literally do not know what is going on with her. I still enjoyed this season though because the concept is brilliant.
  3. Nov 20, 2012
    4
    The first season was great but this season is very slow and boring. Toni Collete is still funny, but I think it was a good move of showtime to cancel it. This is the same situation with an other Showtime show the Big C were it just has gotten bad.
  4. Oct 5, 2013
    6
    Disappointing, considering how much I loved season 1, however, despite its more quirky/bizarre nature, season 2 has a lot to offer. Diablo didn't write as many of the episodes and its easy to tell, but even so season 2 of US of Tara is a lot better than your average comedy.
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. What separates “Tara” from “Jackie,” of course, is that Tara’s family is aware of Tara’s problems and supports her. In creator/writer Diablo Cody’s world, even the most damaged among us can lead healthy lives if they are loved for themselves. That’s a comforting message.
  2. 100
    The conversations are witty without seeming arch or forced, the relationships feel more organic and there are quite a few interesting developments but a distinct lack of franticness.
  3. Whether Tara is herself or someone else (including a new alter), "Tara" works as both a character drama and an absurdist family comedy because the characters are so well-drawn, and because what happened before isn't forgotten as the show moves forward.