If you're into dark comedies, "The United States of Tara" may be for you.

Netflix, Showtime and Entertainment Weekly are giving away tickets for an advance screening of the show, about a woman with multiple personalities. The online application notes that tickets are on a first-come, first-serve basis, depending on the size of the theater in your city. It also warns that each theater is overbooked to ensure a full house. The application program started Dec. 22. The series starts Jan. 18 on Showtime.

According to a Netflix review, the main character Tara "unpredictably lapses into other personas that consist of an aggressive biker, a promiscuous teen and a homemaker in the mold of Martha Stewart. Meanwhile, her family, including husband Max (John Corbett), attempts to cope with the situation."

Aaron Crowe is an unemployed journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Read about his job hunt at www.talesofanunemployeddad.blogspot.com


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