Set in a geriatric extended care wing of a down-at-the-heels hospital, Getting On follows put-upon nurses, anxious doctors and administrators as they struggle with the darkly comic, ...
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On the day of her 'Sympoosium,' Dr. James is plagued by unexpected complications. Patsy embraces his truth, and DiDi finds herself caught between her work and family. Dawn and Dr. James see uncanny ...
Set in a geriatric extended care wing of a down-at-the-heels hospital, Getting On follows put-upon nurses, anxious doctors and administrators as they struggle with the darkly comic, brutally honest and quietly compassionate realities of caring for the elderly.Written by
While guests on "Fresh Air with Terry Gross," show-runners Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer said that they named the Billy Barnes Extended Care Facility after the same Billy Barnes who wrote the popular song "(Have I Stayed) Too Long at the Fair," since the title and the lyrics of the song express some of the themes of the show. One of the stars of the show, Ann Morgan Guilbert, got her start in show business in The Billy Barnes Revue, Barnes's musical and sketch comedy revue from the late 1950s and early 1960s which introduced that song. See more »
When i first saw the pilot episode, i was very confused, were are the beautiful nurses, the impeccable doctors and the busy floor, this does not mean that the characters are ugly or so, but this is not what we used to see in all hospital based series. When time passes by, you get used to the characters which you slowly like their simplicity, the dark sarcasm you hear and see. I really can't pinpoint to one thing a liked the most, but collectively i liked it all and it makes you eager to watch more. I think everyone will not laugh out loud while watching it, but deep down, you will find something that you like in this work, or may be in the upcoming episodes, we will have to wait and see.
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