I was a bit worried about watching this because I thought it was going to be depressing and a constant downer, given it's premise, but it turned out to be a really good show.
Not to say it isn’t depressing, there are most defintely moments, but overall it’s more funny or drama filled.
Towards the end of the season, Cathy’s (Laura Linney) selfishness starts to get really annoying as it starts to dramatically impact the people around her but then changes a couple of episodes before the finale, which has some amazing scenes!
It has a really good cast with heaps of guest stars (including Cynthia Nixon, Idris Elba and Liam Neeson just to name a few), has a good story to it and feels real, like it could be a real life look into a persons life and their struggles with cancer, instead of being some showy TV series.
Will definitely be watching the next season. Would most definitely recommend.