Great show that revolves around real issues and strong people, the kind that is always better then another crappy teen oriented drama. Laura Linney is awesome as Cathy. She has a terminal illness, so why not say the things she always wanted to say, do the things she always wanted to do. Don't we all want that? except in her case its because she literally has no time left, so she dishes out the pain, regardless of the consequence, to her immature husband, morbid son and annoying students.
The relationship between Cathy and her student Andrea(Gabourey Sidibe) is also a high point. I also like how she takes control over her sons behavior. It was creepy but funny, seeing her in the bath of blood, and her sons reaction.
This show has lots of potential.