WHEN/WHERE: Second-season premiere Monday at 10:30 on Showtime
Tara Gregson (Toni Collette) - who is also Alice, Buck, and T - suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder stemming from childhood trauma. Her family suffers too, although they have gotten used to the other people in the house, who turn up at the most inconvenient moments. Family members include hubby Max (John Corbett), kids Kate (Brie Larson), and Marshall (Keir Gilchrist), plus Tara's sister, Charmaine (Rosemarie De-Witt). Last season, Tara got the whole multiple personality thing under control with anti-psychotic drugs. (Or did she?)
My say: I guess it's not spoiling anything to say that Buck - the bumptious boozing good ol' boy - or Alice - Donna Reed with a touch of malice - will be back this season. But expect a few more "alters" and an intriguing "co-conscious alter," in which Tara is actually aware that she's slipped off into another personality. Collette (an Emmy winner for Best Actress) should ace them, too.
Bottom line:An addictive show, with great cast, excellent writing.