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Zinnia 01-22-2009 09:51 PM

Spinoff: United States of Tara - Spoilers...maybe
 
Reading the Borderline Personality thread reminded me of this new show on Showtime.

Tara has three distinct personalities plus her 'real' personality, so four personalities.

Tara
Buck - 30 to 40-something redneck man
T - 15 or 16 year old girl
Betty Crocker (I forget her name) - 50s housewife

It was kind of interesting, yet kind of sad watching how her different personalities affect her family.

Did anyone watch?

Sleigh 01-23-2009 10:12 AM

oooo i have not!

checking it out on youtube now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd_zkTD64MI

Boomygrrl 01-23-2009 10:17 AM

Borderline personality disorder is nothing like multiple personality disorder...just to clear things up there.
Many people think schizophrenia and multiple personality disorder are the same too...they are not.

I saw a clip of this show...the guy from Northern Exposure (forgot his name) was on a talk show and was promoting this show.
What did you think of the show? I didn't see it.

No, multiple personality has not been discredited. Our minds can have psychotic breaks and do all sorts of strange and bizarre things if our genetics and circumstances align accordingly (genetic predisposition to mental health disorders and an extremely traumatic experience). They are very rare, but it can happen.
TV does a horrible job portraying it, just like with anything else, but it's real.

pooks1213 01-23-2009 10:18 AM

I watched it last week and thought it was hilarious...I love Buck!

Sleigh 01-23-2009 10:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boomygrrl (Post 855304)
Borderline personality disorder is nothing like multiple personality disorder...just to clear things up there.
Many people think schizophrenia and multiple personality disorder are the same too...they are not.

I saw a clip of this show...the guy from Northern Exposure (forgot his name) was on a talk show and was promoting this show.
What did you think of the show? I didn't see it.

No, multiple personality has not been discredited. Our minds can have psychotic breaks and do all sorts of strange and bizarre things if our genetics and circumstances align accordingly (genetic predisposition to mental health disorders and an extremely traumatic experience). They are very rare, but it can happen.
TV does a horrible job portraying it, just like with anything else, but it's real.

my mistake - i will edit my original post :)

deezee02 01-23-2009 01:27 PM

I caught it on demand the other day...I thought it was cute, and will probably watch on demand after it airs.

bettey crocker..isn't her name alice??

Zinnia 01-23-2009 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deezee02 (Post 855493)
I caught it on demand the other day...I thought it was cute, and will probably watch on demand after it airs.

bettey crocker..isn't her name alice??

Yes! I couldn't recall that personality's name. For some reason, she reminds me of Betty Crocker.

Sorry to Sleigh(?) about confusing multi personalities w/borderline personalities.

Sleigh 01-24-2009 10:36 AM

i watched it yesterday -

it did feel like they cartoon-ized her mental illness at times.

HOWEVER, i do like how it showed someone with a mental illness, living in the real worlds with a family. her family was also very supportive of her - it was sweet.

Oregano (formerly babywavy) 01-24-2009 11:36 AM

I watched it when it aired on Sunday. I've been waiting for this show to come out.

The New Black 01-24-2009 09:19 PM

I like Toni Collette and I love Spielberg, so it's a perfect pairing. I saw (the first) 3 eps tonight and liked them. Most of the acting was very good.

TC amazes me how she can shapeshift for a role. She gains weight, loses it, gains it back. Muriel's Wedding, Sixth Sense and now this...I think it's all for her roles anyway. I hope it's not for other (unhealthy) reasons.

Zinnia 02-23-2009 12:01 AM

bump...

anyone still watching? if so, how are you liking?


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