the united state of tara

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“I’m an actor not a movie star. I prefer it that way. I think when you watch big stars on screen, it’s really difficult to look beyond that very familiar persona. As an actor, you can play different characters and not be recognized. I know I’ve got parts that other bigger, more famous actors wanted. I think in some cases their fame is a hindrance because they’re too identifiable.”

Happy Birthday, Toni Collette!

Me starting any new TV show currently on air or off air:

Originally posted by plumkat

Me after I’ve caught up with all of the aired seasons and/or finished the entire show 

Originally posted by beholdthe-river

From birth, each of us sets out to discover who we really are.
But when trauma occurs, we create ways to survive. Often, we split into pieces and abandoned the most vulnerable parts of ourselves,
boxing them up in tidy packages and tossing them away. Later, we spend our lives looking for these parcels, hoping to find someone who can help us find these lost splintered pieces of ourselves.
—  You Becoming You
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For the dumbasses who say women can’t be funny, I present…
THE TOP 25 FEMALE-LEAD COMEDY & DRAMEDY TV SHOWS OF THE 21ST CENTURY

1. 30 Rock (2006-2013)
2. Parks and Recreation (2009-2015)
3. The Comeback (2005, 2014)
4. Orange is the New Black (2013-present)
5. Veep (2012-present)
6. United States of Tara (2009-2011)
7. The Mindy Project (2012-present)
8. Girls (2012-present)
9. Weeds (2005-2012)
10. New Girl (2011-present)
11. Sex and the City (1998-2004)
12. Broad City (2014-present)
13. Enlightened (2011-2013)
14. Jane the Virgin (2014-present)
15. Nurse Jackie (2009-2015)
16. Ugly Betty (2006-2010)
17. Dead Like Me (2003-2004)
18. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015-present)
19. Desperate Housewives (2004-2012)
20. Cougar Town (2009-2015)
21. Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 (2011-2013)
22. Reba (2001-2007)
23. Mom (2013-present)
24. Awkward (2011-2015)
25. 2 Broke Girls (2011-present)

From birth each of us sets out to discover who we really are. But when trauma occurs, we create ways to survive. Often we split into pieces and abandon the most vulnerable parts of ourselves, boxing them in tidy packages and tossing them away. Later we spend our lives looking for these parcels, hoping to meet someone who can help us find these lost, splintered pieces of ourself.
—  United States of Tara - 2x4 ‘You Becoming You’