Grabbing Life by the Balls

The Big C is a television series I’ve been watching on Netflix.  Is this not the absolute best way to watch these things – having the power to skip all the intros and the credits and cut to the next episode with no commercial interruptions?    Although I rarely watch anything on tv anymore, I guess you could call this a condensed version of doing just that.

Thinking it was a movie when I first clicked on it turned out to be a happy accident because otherwise I wouldn’t have started watching it at all.  Days later and almost to the end of season 2, I’m still hooked.   So I suppose it’s safe to say I like many things about it.  The acting, the writing, the portrayal of not one but several messed up lives and how they intertwine.  Some of the situations seem a little too contrived, but the excellent acting always saves it.

After having listened to bits of the theme song a dozen times I was compelled to hear the whole thing.  And I’ve come to love it too.

Wikipedia  has a well detailed article on the premise and cast here .  The show is into its third season, so they must be doing something right.

Every person living with cancer or close to someone fighting the disease has a story to tell.  Some of us have been given a heads-up on how long we’ve got to get our shit together affairs in order.  Most of us think we have forever.  But the only thing for sure about the life we’re living is that it ends.  You take the life you are given and you deal with it.  It’s the living and the dealing that make you who you are and your life what it is.

Grabbing life by the balls seems to me like one of the best options we’ve got.  So let’s just do that.

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