• Network: Showtime
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 18, 2009
Season #: 1, 2, 3
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 70 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 70
  2. Negative: 7 out of 70

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  1. Sep 22, 2010
    9
    The show is very cleverly written and it succeeds in making you laugh by way of the fantastic one-liners delivered by the characters and not the terrible condition the title character lives with. The acting's top notch and is honest with it's portrayal of it's characters. Great show.
  2. Oct 7, 2010
    8
    I really liked this show. One of the better TV shows in this day and age. It makes you understand D.I.D while making you laugh at some parts. This show has everything, drama, comedy, sad parts and happy parts. Very entertaining and almost addicting. I definitely recommend this.
  3. Jan 16, 2011
    10
    Amazing! Toni Collete is great! the main story is awesome, nothing bad to say about this... loving the characters and the secondary characters, everything is perfect
  4. Apr 11, 2011
    7
    This show takes the ordinary American family but with several nice twists.

    Toni is fab in her role, all of them. The characters are very well developed and they the writing does not give too much away.
  5. Jun 11, 2011
    10
    Full of laughs and full of original Drama, season 1 fulfils everything that it claims to be, with Toni Collette putting on the best performance of her career, well deserving of the Emmy!
  6. Jun 20, 2011
    9
    Really good story, interesting and realistic characters. The main actress is really good too, she can play a multitude of characters professionally. Addictive series!
  7. Nov 20, 2012
    7
    Funny show but later seasons get bad. Toni Collette is the only reason this show is funny. I also like the performances of the kids, especially that they are so young.
  8. Oct 5, 2013
    8
    Thanks to the brilliant writing from screenwriter Diablo Cody and an excellent lead performance from Toni Collette, US of Tara is a stand-out in the world of TV sitcoms. The premise is interesting and the characters are intriguing; I particularly enjoyed seeing the many "alters" of Tara, but the other members of the family are equally as entertaining. The show manages to be supremelyThanks to the brilliant writing from screenwriter Diablo Cody and an excellent lead performance from Toni Collette, US of Tara is a stand-out in the world of TV sitcoms. The premise is interesting and the characters are intriguing; I particularly enjoyed seeing the many "alters" of Tara, but the other members of the family are equally as entertaining. The show manages to be supremely hilarious, but it also has a dramatic body to it too that works equally as well. Season 1 is excellent! Expand
  9. Oct 20, 2013
    1
    United States of Tara tem uma grande premissa, e só. O problema que este drama não engraçado, nem triste o que o torna desinteressante apesar de ter em seus créditos o todo poderoso Spilberg.
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. Anyone who makes it past the pilot is in for a pleasant surprise: Things greatly improve as the show settles into a comfortable rhythm through Episodes 2, 3 and 4. United States of Tara breaks new ground when it comes to warped dramatic family comedy.
  2. 70
    The three alters are broad stereotypes, but Collette makes the moments of transition surprisingly touching, and sometimes subtly comic.
  3. Cody's gift is for characters who do and say the unexpected while remaining real, but without Colette, it's easy to imagine Tara as a train wreck, or, worse, an acting exercise. Somehow she imbues Tara's alternate personalities--known as the "alters"--with enough substance to make them interesting, without making them so real that we forget they're a manifestation of an illness.