'The Big C' Treats Cancer as Comedy

Cancer, comedy: just putting the two words next to each other seems wrong, like playing Katy Perry at a funeral. But making the wrong feel so right is Showtime's speciality. (See: "Dexter," "Californication," "Weeds.") Now comes "The Big C," which premieres tonight on the cable channel, about a teacher (Laura Linney) who finds out she has stage four melanoma and decides she doesn't want to do a damn thing about it. Well, that's not entirely true -- Linney's character, Cathy Jamison, doesn't...Full Story
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