The Big C Where to Watch? Is the show streaming on Netflix?

The Big C is an American television comedy-drama series that premiered on August 16, 2010 on Showtime. Created by Darlene Hunt and produced by Sony Pictures Television, the series stars Laura Linney in the lead role as Cathy Jamison, a suburban wife and mother who is diagnosed with melanoma.

Besides Linney, the show also stars Oliver Platt, Gabriel Basso, John Benjamin Hickey, and Gabourey Sidibe in supporting roles over its run. Over its four seasons and 40 episodes, the medical drama show has received positive reviews from critics, particularly for Laura Linney’s performance.

Critics praised the show’s tone and balance of humor and poignant drama when dealing with a serious topic like cancer. On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 81% based on 36 reviews, with an average rating of 6.67/10 on IMDb.

The Big C where to watch
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Season one premiered in 2010 to over a million viewers, considered a successful debut for a Showtime original series. Over its four seasons, the show saw declining viewership but was a modest ratings hit for Showtime, averaging around 2 million weekly viewers.

In 2013, Showtime announced the shortened fourth season would be show’s the last. The series finale aired on May 20, 2013, concluding Cathy Jamison’s story. Laura Linney’s performance as Cathy Jamison received significant critical acclaim, winning a Golden Globe award as well as three Emmy nominations for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

With its empathetic characters and stories, the show balanced levity and earnestness when portraying Cathy’s cancer battle, earning it a dedicated cult following over its four seasons.

Is The Big C on Netflix?

No, The Big C is not available to stream on Netflix, but the network does have some similar dramedy series about people dealing with cancer diagnoses, such as After Life, Good Grief, 13 Reasons Why, and Anne with an E, that you can stream comfortably through your Netflix subscription right now.

Is “The Big C” on Amazon Prime Video?

Yes, you can stream all 4 seasons of The Big C on Amazon Prime Video in most countries, but not in US and UK. The series is free to watch for Prime Video subscribers, or you can purchase episodes/seasons digitally on Amazon.

Moreover, you can stream The Lake, Patriot, As We See It, Upload, Sneaky Pete, and everyone’s favorite The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Goliath, Young Sheldon, Six Feet Under, Red Oaks, Mozart in the Jungle, The Devil’s Hour, Gen V, Homecoming, Succession, Hanna, Forever, Barry, etc.

Is The Big C on Hulu?

Unfortunately, “The Big C” is not currently included in Hulu’s streaming library. However, Hulu does offer various dramedies and character-driven series like Only Murders in the Building, Dopesick S2, Death and Other Details, The Bear that have tonal similarities.

Where to watch The Big C?

The Big C is currently streaming on MAX and Paramount+ inside the United States. You can also purchase all 4 seasons of this Primetime Emmy winner series from VOD platforms like Amazon, Apple TV, VUDU, and Google Play in US, UK, Canada, Australia, and many European countries like The Favourite movie.

Shows Similar to “The Big C”

If The Big C is unavailable on your preferred streaming platform, here are some well-regarded dramedy series that deal with cancer in a humorous way that you may enjoy:

After Life (Netflix) – Ricky Gervais comedy-drama about Tony trying to cope after his wife dies from breast cancer.

The Big Sick (Amazon Prime) – Romantic comedy inspired by the real-life experiences of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon dealing with Emily’s illness.

Dopesick (Hulu) – Drama miniseries examining America’s opioid crisis through multiple perspectives. Has some dark humor.

Mom (Hulu) – Long-running sitcom starring Anna Faris and Allison Janney about a mother-daughter duo recovering from addiction and past traumas.

Private Practice (Hulu) – Spinoff medical drama of Grey’s Anatomy with some laughs as well as illnesses.

Lakshya Kaushik

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