• Network: Showtime
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 18, 2009
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 69 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 69
  2. Negative: 7 out of 69

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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. 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
  3. 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!
  4. 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!
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.