If you are able to not take yourself too seriously, then you can deal with anything life throws your way, or at least that is what ‘One Mississippi’ tries to convey. In this tragicomedy starring Tig herself, we see her return to her hometown after her mother’s sudden death. It is a little too much for Tig, to deal with the loss of someone who not only loved but truly understood her, while also dealing with her own declining health problems. Throw in a clingy girlfriend and a dysfunctional family into the mix, and you have a comedy that is so miserable that it is wonderful.
Critics have duly praised ‘One Mississippi’ saying that it “proves an honest vehicle for its moving dramatic narrative, observational comedy, and the genuine acting skills of its lead, Tig Notaro”.
One Mississippi Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of ‘One Mississippi’ is led by Tig Notaro who plays the central character, Tig Bavaro. Remy, played by Noah Harpster, is Tig’s brother on the show. He too, like his sister, is gay and has a budding relationship with Vicky, who is a civil war re-enactor. Another critical role on the show is that of Bill’s, played by John Rothman, who on the show is Tig’s stepfather. Other cast members include Rya Kihlstedt as Caroline, Casey Wilson as Brooke and Stephanie Allynne as Kate.
One Mississippi Plot: What is it about?
‘One Mississippi’ is reflection on the creator Tig Notaro’s life and tells us about what she claims to have been the worst year of her life. Tig, who is a cancer survivor, is forced to return to her home in Mississippi as she learns that her mother, Caroline, has been taken off life support. After the demise of her mother, she sticks around but is haunted by bad memories. Tig confronts the issues she has been suppressing and also tries to maintain and manage a long distance relationship with her girlfriend.