One Mississippi (TV series)

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One Mississippi
One Mississippi title card.png
Genre
Created byTig Notaro
Diablo Cody
Starring
Opening theme"Jambalaya (On the Bayou)"
Composer(s)Marcelo Zarvos
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes12
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Cara DiPaolo
  • Andrew Balek
  • Lori-Etta Taub
  • Megan Mascena Gaspar
  • Erin O'Malley
  • Melissa Blake
  • Trish Hofmann
  • Nicole Holofcener
Production location(s)Texas City, Texas, USA
CinematographyRhet Bear
Editor(s)Tara Timpone and Peter B. Ellis
Camera setupJeff Bollman
Running time25 minutes
Production company(s)Zero Dollars and Zero Sense Productions
Good Egg Productions, Inc.
Pig Newton, Inc.
3 Arts Entertainment
FX Productions
Amazon Studios
DistributorAmazon Prime
Release
Original networkAmazon Video
Original releaseNovember 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[edit]

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[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2015–16)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Pilot"Nicole HolofcenerDiablo Cody & Tig NotaroNovember 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.
22"Effects"Nicole HolofcenerKate RobinSeptember 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]
33"The Cat's Out"Nicole HolofcenerCara DiPaoloSeptember 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]
44"Let the Good Times Roll"Ken KwapisRobbie PickeringSeptember 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]
55"How 'bout Now, How 'bout Right Now"Ken KwapisStephanie Allynne & Tig NotaroSeptember 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]
66"New Contact"Shira PivenMelissa BlakeSeptember 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)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
71"I Want To Hold Your Hand"Tig NotaroStephanie Allynne & Tig NotaroSeptember 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]
82"Into the Light"Ken KwapisStephanie Allynne & Tig NotaroSeptember 8, 2017 (2017-09-08)
93"Kiss Me and Smile For Me"Ken KwapisKate RobinSeptember 8, 2017 (2017-09-08)
104"Who Do You Think You Are?"Wendey StanzlerZoe JarmanSeptember 8, 2017 (2017-09-08)
115"Can't Fight This Feeling"Minkie SpiroCara DiPaoloSeptember 8, 2017 (2017-09-08)
126"I'm Alive"Minkie SpiroKate RobinSeptember 8, 2017 (2017-09-08)

Reception[edit]

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[edit]

  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.

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