One Mississippi (TV series)

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One Mississippi
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Genre
Created by Tig Notaro
Diablo Cody
Written by Tig Notaro, Diablo Cody and Stephanie Allynne (7 eps.)
Directed by Ken Kwapis (4 eps.)/Nicole Holofcener (3 eps.)
Starring
Opening theme "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)"
Composer(s) Marcelo Zarvos
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 12
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s) Cara DiPaolo (10 eps.), Diablo Cody (6 eps.), Andrew Balek (6 eps.), Lori-Etta Taub (6 eps.), Megan Mascena Gaspar (5 eps.), Erin O'Malley (5 eps.), Melissa Blake (4 eps.), Trish Hofmann (1 ep.), Nicole Holofcener (1 ep.)
Location(s) Texas City, Texas, USA
Cinematography Rhet Bear
Editor(s) Tara Timpone and Peter B. Ellis
Camera setup Jeff Bollman
Running time 25 minutes/episode
Production company(s) Zero Dollars and Zero Sense Productions
Good Egg Productions, Inc.
Pig Newton, Inc.
3 Arts Entertainment
FX Productions
Amazon Studios
Distributor Amazon Prime
Release
Original network Amazon Video
Original release November 5, 2015 (2015-11-05) – September 8, 2017 (2017-09-08)
External links
Website

One Mississippi is a semi-autobiographical American comedy television series created by comedian Tig Notaro and Diablo Cody. 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] which was released on Amazon on September 8, 2017.[4] On January 18, 2018, the series was canceled after two seasons which Amazon explained as "part of a move towards bigger, wider-audience series".[5]

Plot

Los Angeles radio host Tig Bavaro returns to Bay St. Lucille, Mississippi, after receiving news that her mother Caroline will be taken off 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.[6]

Cast

Main

Recurring

Episodes

Season 1 (2015–16)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 1 "Pilot" Nicole Holofcener Diablo Cody & Tig Notaro November 5, 2015 (2015-11-05)
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 stepdad. After her mother dies, Tig's girlfriend, Brooke, arrives for moral support. Tig is unsure what to do with her life now, but at the funeral, she decides to stay in town for a while.
2 2 "Effects" Nicole Holofcener Kate Robin September 9, 2016 (2016-09-09)
Tig discusses the details of Caroline's death with Bill and begins working to let go of her possessions that were originally Caroline's. Bill encourages Tig to investigate treatments for C. Difficile, while Tig restores her mother's chair as a gift to a family friend.[7]
3 3 "The Cat's Out" Nicole Holofcener Cara DiPaolo September 9, 2016 (2016-09-09)
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 son out of wedlock. After the search, Tig begins recording her show at a local radio station and meets Kate, a local sound engineer and fan of her work.[8]
4 4 "Let the Good Times Roll" Ken Kwapis Robbie Pickering September 9, 2016 (2016-09-09)
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 flirtatious local reporter. After a call with Brooke goes worse than expected, Tig turns around from the airport and returns to Bay St. Lucille.[9]
5 5 "How 'bout Now, How 'bout Right Now" Ken Kwapis Stephanie Allynne & Tig Notaro September 9, 2016 (2016-09-09)
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 misses a family dinner planned by Bill, and when returning home argues with Bill about her parents' marriage and treatment of her sexual abuse.[10]
6 6 "New Contact" Shira Piven Melissa Blake September 9, 2016 (2016-09-09)
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 Tig as a child, and she confronts young Tig about being a survivor. After an initially stressful oncology appointment and texting Kate about a spot at the Bay St. Lucille station, Tig returns home to Mississippi once more.[11]

Season 2 (2017)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
7 1 "I Want To Hold Your Hand" Tig Notaro Stephanie Allynne & Tig Notaro September 8, 2017 (2017-09-08)
Hoping to get more intimate with her producer, Kate, Tig attends a party at her New Orleans apartment; Bill is oblivious to the attentions of an admirer; Remy makes a joke that leads to a political disagreement with a lady friend.[12]
8 2 "Into the Light" Ken Kwapis Stephanie Allynne & Tig Notaro September 8, 2017 (2017-09-08)
9 3 "Kiss Me and Smile For Me" Ken Kwapis Kate Robin September 8, 2017 (2017-09-08)
10 4 "Who Do You Think You Are?" Wendey Stanzler Zoe Jarman September 8, 2017 (2017-09-08)
11 5 "Can't Fight This Feeling" Minkie Spiro Cara DiPaolo September 8, 2017 (2017-09-08)
12 6 "I'm Alive" Minkie Spiro Kate Robin September 8, 2017 (2017-09-08)

Reception

One Mississippi received positive reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes gives the series a 93% 'Certified Fresh' rating based on reviews from 40 critics, with the site's critical consensus stating: "One Mississippi proves an honest vehicle for its moving dramatic narrative, observational comedy, and the genuine acting skills of its lead, Tig Notaro."[13] Metacritic gives the series a 77 out of 100 score based on reviews from 20 critics, indicating 'generally favorable' reviews.[14]

References

  1. ^ McHenry, Jackson (December 18, 2015). "Amazon Orders Tig Notaro's One Mississippi to Series Along With Four Others". Vulture. Retrieved April 14, 2016. 
  2. ^ Schwartz, Ryan (August 7, 2016). "Transparent Season 3, High Castle Season 2, Woody Allen Comedy and Others Get Amazon Premiere Dates". TVLine. 
  3. ^ Schwindt, Oriana (November 14, 2016). "Diablo Cody-Tig Notaro Comedy 'One Mississippi' Renewed at Amazon". Variety. Retrieved November 14, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Season 2 Release Date for One Mississippi". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 29, 2017. 
  5. ^ Andreeva, Dominic Patten,Nellie (January 18, 2018). "'One Mississippi', 'I Love Dick' & 'Jean-Claude Van Johnson' Canceled By Amazon". Deadline. Retrieved January 18, 2018. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ Jaffe, Jenny (September 14, 2016). "One Mississippi Recap: The Chair". Vulture. Retrieved November 14, 2016. 
  8. ^ Jaffe, Jenny (September 22, 2016). "One Mississippi Recap: The Dixie Mafia". Vulture. Retrieved November 14, 2016. 
  9. ^ Jaffe, Jenny (September 22, 2016). "One Mississippi Recap: Mardi Gras". Vulture. Retrieved November 14, 2016. 
  10. ^ Jaffe, Jenny (September 28, 2016). "One Mississippi Recap: Life Stuff". Vulture. Retrieved November 14, 2016. 
  11. ^ Jaffe, Jenny (September 28, 2016). "One Mississippi Season Finale Recap: What Caring People Do". Vulture. Retrieved November 14, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Amazon.com: One Mississippi - Season 2: Tig Notaro, Noah Harpster, John Rothman, Ken Kwapis, Wendey Stanzler, Minkie Spiro, Kate Robin, Cara DiPaolo, Zoe Jarman, Stephanie Allynne, Rebecca Walker, M. Blair Breard, Louis C.K., Diablo Cody, Dave Becky, Lori-Etta Taub, Andrew Balek". www.amazon.com. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 
  13. ^ "One Mississippi: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved September 15, 2016. 
  14. ^ "One Mississippi - Season 1". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 15, 2016. 

External links

  • One Mississippi on IMDb
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