One Mississippi (TV series)


One Mississippi is a semi-autobiographical American comedy television series created by comedian Tig Notaro and Diablo Cody . Notaro, Cody, Kate Robin and Louis CK are executive producers. The pilot episode directed by Nicole Holofcener aired on Amazon Prime on November 5, 2015, and was picked up for a full series after positive feedback from audiences. [1] One Mississippi premiered on September 9, 2016. [2] On November 14, 2016 Amazon renewed the show for a second season. [3]

Plot

Los Angeles radio host Tig Bavaro returns to Bay St. Lucille, Mississippi when receiving news her mother Caroline will be taken off of life support following an unexpected fall. Recovering from both a double mastectomy and a C. difficile infection , Tig moves in temporarily alongside her brother Remy and her stepfather Bill. While caring for family affairs after Caroline’s death, Tig learns about her mother’s past as it was lived, rather than as Tig first remembered it, and in doing so rediscovers life in Bay St. Lucille. [4]

Cast

  • Tig Notaro as Tig
  • Noah Harpster as Remy
  • John Rothman as Bill
  • Rya Kihlstedt as Caroline
  • Casey Wilson as Brooke
  • Stephanie Allynne as Kate

Reception

One Mississippi received positive reviews from reviews. Rotten Tomatoes gives the series a 93% ‘Certified Fresh’ rating based on reviews of 40 critics, with the site’s critical consensus stating: ” One Mississippi proves an honest vehicle for its dramatic narrative, observational comedy, and the genuine skills of its Lead, Tig Notaro. ” [5] Metacritic gives the series a 77 out of 100 score based on reviews from 20 critics, indicating ‘favorable favor’ reviews. [6]

Episodes

No. title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 “Pilot” Nicole Holofcener Diablo Cody & Tig Notaro November 5, 2015
Tig is a breast cancer patient whose mother is dying. Tig heads from her home in Los Angeles to Mississippi to say goodbye with her brother and step-dad. After her mother dies, Tig’s girlfriend arrives for moral support. Tig is unsure what to do now, and at the funeral, she decides to stay in town for a while.
2 “Effects” Nicole Holofcener Kate Robin September 9, 2016
Tig discusses the details of Caroline’s death with Bill and begins working with her Caroline’s possessions. Bill encourages Tig to investigate treatments for C. Difficult, while Tig restores her mother’s flesh as a gift to a family friend. [7]
3 “The Cat’s Out” Nicole Holofcener Cara DiPaolo September 9, 2016
Tig is blamed for Bill’s cat escaping, while Tig’s father Mick insists on leading a search for the cat. While searching, Tig and Remy discover her mother had another her out of wedlock. After the search, Tig begins Kate, a local sound engineer and fan of her work. [8]
4 “Let the Good Times Roll” Ken Kwapis Robbie Pickering September 9, 2016
As her health improves, Tig prepares to return to Los Angeles after the Bay St. Lucille Mardi Gras parade. Tig fills in for her mother as the queen of the parade and is interviewed by Jessie, a local flirtatious reporter. After a call with Brooke goes worse than expected, Tig turns around from the airport and returns to Bay St. Lucille. [9]
5 “How ’bout Now, How’ bout Right Now” Ken Kwapis Stephanie Allynne September 9, 2016
Following her break-up, Tig meets with the reporter Jessie. Remy flirts with Vicky after a Civil War reenactment. While at Jessie ‘s apartment, Tig’ s mother and her daughter have been married and treated for her sexual abuse. [10]
6 “New Contact” Shira Piven Melissa Blake September 9, 2016
Tig returns to Los Angeles, where she retrieves her belongings from Brooke and is faced with the cancellation of her radio show. In a flashback, Caroline discovers her father sexually abused. After an initially stressful oncology appointment and texting Kate on a spot at the Bay St. Lucille station, Tig returns home once more. [11]

References

  1. Jump up^ McHenry, Jackson (December 18, 2015). “Amazon Orders Tig Notaro’s One Mississippi to Series Along With Four Others” . Vulture . Retrieved April 14, 2016 .
  2. Jump up^ Schwartz, Ryan (August 7, 2016). “Transparent Season 3, High Castle Season 2, Woody Allen Comedy and Others Get Amazon Premiere Dates” . TVLine .
  3. Jump up^ Schwindt, Oriana (November 14, 2016). “Diablo Cody-Tig Notaro Comedy One Mississippi Renewed at Amazon” . Variety . Retrieved November 14, 2016 .
  4. Jump up^ Poniewozik, James (2016-09-08). “Review: Have You Heard the One About the Grieving Daughter?” . The New York Times . ISSN  0362-4331 . Retrieved 2016-11-20 .
  5. Jump up^ “One Mississippi: Season 1” . Rotten Tomatoes . Retrieved September 15, 2016 .
  6. Jump up^ “One Mississippi – Season 1” . Metacritic . CBS Interactive . Retrieved September 15, 2016 .
  7. Jump up^ Jaffe, Jenny (September 14, 2016). “One Mississippi Recap: The Chair” . Vulture . Retrieved November 14, 2016 .
  8. Jump up^ Jaffe, Jenny (September 22, 2016). “One Mississippi Recap: The Dixie Mafia” . Vulture . Retrieved November 14, 2016 .
  9. Jump up^ Jaffe, Jenny (September 22, 2016). “One Mississippi Recap: Mardi Gras” . Vulture . Retrieved November 14, 2016 .
  10. Jump up^ Jaffe, Jenny (September 28, 2016). “One Mississippi Recap: Life Stuff” . Vulture . Retrieved November 14, 2016 .
  11. Jump up^ Jaffe, Jenny (September 28, 2016). “One Mississippi Season Final Recap: What Caring People Do” . Vulture . Retrieved November 14, 2016 .

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