Tuning In Episode 20: United States of Tara, Possibility/Betrayal

Tara and Kate go on a road trip, in “Possibility”, but get interrupted by T. Then, in “Betrayal”, T interrupts Marshall’s budding relationship with Jason, and things get hot.

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Tuning In Episode 19: United States of Tara, Alterations/Abundance

Charmaine needs her sister, but instead she gets a surprisingly caring Buck, in “Alterations”. Then, in “Abundance”, Alice believes she has someone new to care for.

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Tuning In Episode 18: United States of Tara, Revolution/Transition

T returns in “Revolution” and Marshall uses this as an opportunity to throw the most realistic teenage party ever featured on television. Then, in “Transition”, we spend almost the entire episode with Tara, who is desperately trying not to transition while her parents are visiting. We’ve all been there.

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Tuning In Episode 17: United States of Tara, Work/Inspiration

In “Work”, Tara gets a commission, Kate starts her job, and Marshall discovers boys. In “Inspiration”, Tara loses her commission, Kate loses some respect, and Max loses his EpiPen.

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Tuning In Episode 16: United States of Tara, Pilot/Aftermath

Tuning In is moving on from science fiction and into family drama/comedy (don’t call them dramedies) by diving into the somewhat forgotten but well worth watching United States of Tara (2009-11.) In “Pilot”, the first episode, we meet several characters, only some of whom have their own bodies. Then, in “Aftermath”, Tara deals with the consequences of going off her DID medication. Also! Marshall is like, the best gay teen ever on television.

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Tuning In Episode 15: Serenity

As wrap-up movies to unceremoniously canceled television series go, Serenity succeeds pretty well at both resolution and self-contained story. It’s not perfect, and makes some questionable choices, but then again, who hasn’t? Plus! We reveal what series we’re doing next on Tuning In.

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Tuning In Episode 14: Firefly, Objects in Space

Sadly, we’ve reached the last episode of Firefly, and sadly, it’s quite terrible. “Objects in Space” is little more than excuse for Joss Whedon to share his thoughts on existentialism with us, and well, that’s about as edifying as it sounds.

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