IMO some of the best programming is seen on cable TV rather than network TV. This year is no exception with Showtime producing The Big C. Laura Linney who is also an executive producer also plays the lead role, a married suburban housewife and school teacher recently diagnosed with incurable stage 4 metastaic melanoma. Her husband played by Oliver Platt finds his marriage to her difficult and many episodes pass before she can tell him she has cancer and this comes after her husband finds her engaging in a sexual tryst with a painter from the school at which she teaches. She has all the usual problems raising her teen aged son. An ongoing role is played by Gabourney Sidibe who played Precious and was nominated last year for Best Actress.
This show has comedy, drama, pathos and everything good to watch as the plot evolves. The show is seen Monday evenings on Showtime but can be seen as repeat many times through the week as well as on On Demand and is only 1/2 hour each episode.
IMO This is amongst the best shows of the season and should not be missed