Suburban wife and mother Tara Gregson (Toni Collette) juggles her family and career while suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder. It's never a dull moment in the Gregson household as the various identities may appear on any given day -- and range from "T", a flirtatious and spunky teenager to "Buck," a gun-loving male alter -- all while her supportive husband Max (John Corbett) and their two teenaged children, Kate (Brie Larson) and Marshall (Keir Gilchrist), try to lead as much of a "normal" life as possible.
I saw a Sneak Peek while going through all my episodes of "Dexter" and it was good enough to make me want to rent the first season. At first, I thought this was a Tracy Ullman-type comedy where the three alters of Tara would get in "crazy adventures" each week, but it turns out to be a much deeper show than that, making the condition of multiple personalities a serious matter. I'm hooked,now, and love that I don't have to wait each week for another episode. This is a great idea for a TV series and good to watch, even if it's not always perfectly written, or there are some boring subplots with other characters going on. Also, it seems as though as the show went on, certain Alters started getting more popular than others, like Buck, thus making their on-screen prescence less equal than in the pilot and 2nd episode. I would've liked to see more of T over Alice.
Toni Collette is an unbelievable talent. Love the premise, the characters, the story line, love everything but the language. WHY WHY WHY do they spoil such a great show with so much gratuitous foul language? Families...even families as dysfunctional as this one...do not talk this way so WHY? Who finds this entertaining? I think I need to forego season 2 of this otherwise excellent show because the writing is too flawed by the unrealistic use of unnecessary and offensive language.