"The Big C" - yeah, it's old. Am I ever NOT going to hate her son?

This kid is so annoying. Really. I am in Season 2, and he just grates…

Is he ever NOT annoying?

The vast majority of the time, kids in movies and TV shows are incredibly annoying. Usually because of the writing; their characters are generally framed as sarcastic little adults and never resemble any kid I’ve ever encountered. There’s even a TV Trope about it:

LOL… I struggled to get through the entire series because while I adore Laura Linney, I really disliked her son.