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Nurse Jackie 

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A drug-addicted nurse struggles to find a balance between the demands of her frenetic job at a New York City hospital and an array of personal dramas.
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Nominated for 5 Golden Globes. Another 15 wins & 86 nominations. See more awards »

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Edie Falco ...  Jackie Peyton 80 episodes, 2009-2015
Merritt Wever ...  Zoey Barkow 80 episodes, 2009-2015
Paul Schulze ...  Eddie Walzer 80 episodes, 2009-2015
Dominic Fumusa ...  Kevin Peyton 79 episodes, 2009-2015
Ruby Jerins ...  Grace Peyton 79 episodes, 2009-2015
Stephen Wallem ...  Thor Lundgren 79 episodes, 2009-2015
Anna Deavere Smith ...  Gloria Akalitus 78 episodes, 2009-2015
Peter Facinelli ...  Dr. Fitch Cooper 73 episodes, 2009-2015
Mackenzie Aladjem ...  Fiona Peyton 66 episodes, 2010-2015
Eve Best ...  Dr. Eleanor O'Hara 51 episodes, 2009-2015
Arjun Gupta ...  Sam 35 episodes, 2009-2012
Betty Gilpin ...  Dr. Carrie Roman 34 episodes, 2013-2015
Haley Zale Haley Zale ...  Nurse 34 episodes, 2010-2015
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A drug-addicted nurse struggles to find a balance between the demands of her frenetic job at a New York City hospital and an array of personal dramas.

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Life is full of little pricks. [season one] See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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USA

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English

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8 June 2009 (USA) See more »

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Untitled Edie Falco Project See more »

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Nurse Jackie is the sixth television series to feature both Edie Falco and Paul Schulze; the other five being Homicide: Life on the Street (1993), Oz (1997), the The Sopranos (1999), Law & Order (1990), and New York Undercover (1994). New York Undercover and Law & Order are the only two of the six that the two were not featured in the same episode. See more »

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Referenced in Nurse Jackie Season 2: All About Eve (2010) See more »

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Do Not Resusitate
4 April 2011 | by bob_megSee all my reviews

Don't get me wrong, the premise for Nurse Jackie is great. Edie Falco plays Jackie Peyton, a Vicodin addicted nurse whose whole world (and this series, it turns out) are held together by the hope that nobody will discover her dirty little secret. During the day, she's the Champion ER Nurse of All Time, showing both compassion and brains while bucking the system that promotes and protects profit-hungry hospitals and rock star egomaniac doctors at the expense of the everyday working man and woman. Bravo Jackie.

Not so much so to the show's creator's Liz Brixius and Linda Wallum, who, it seems, had every good intention when they dreamed up this little show, which has, since season one, devolved into a horribly solipsistic mishmash of retreads from all the most forgettable network TV hospital dramas and bad nighttime soaps.

See, NJ has one card to play --- the one stated above --- and after that ace is revealed, the rest of the show goes on life support. Season two ended promisingly enough (after 85% of it was recycled St. Elsewhere hubris) with some much needed suspense revolving around that ace.

I've only watched a few episodes of season three but it is mind numbingly horrific.

One of the big problems is the roster of bland, two-dimensional supporting characters (not the actors, with the exception of teeth-grindingly cutesy Merritt Wever). They run the gamut from Thor (not fleshed out enough...really just a gay cardboard cut-out) to Ackolidas (Anna Devere Smith utterly wasted in the 'bad boss with a heart of gold shtick' --- did I actually see her talking to a monkey in one episode or did I dream that?) to unbelievably dense (Falco's husband on the series....just a weak-willed cypher who's decades too young to play opposite Falco, at least in appearance).

The first season had some interesting subplots, including the one about the OCD daughter. The newer episodes have as subplots: 1) Will Wever get together with her hunky slob of an EMT boyfriend? 2) Will Peter Facinelli (another great actor in a wastoid role) make up with the male nurse who punched him after he screwed his girlfriend? Add in the Xanax-induced doze of all the hacky "zany" ER episode-length plots that try so earnestly to win our hearts and funny bones. They get neither.

It's too bad Showtime didn't see the broken railroad tracks at the end of this speeding freight train when they green-lighted it. I'm sure they thought Falco alone could save it. Sorry....pull the plug and DNR it if you value your time and sanity.


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