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Getting On 

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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, ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Laurie Metcalf ...  Dr. Jenna James 18 episodes, 2013-2015
Alex Borstein ...  Dawn Forchette 18 episodes, 2013-2015
Niecy Nash ...  Didi Ortley 18 episodes, 2013-2015
Mel Rodriguez ...  Patsy De La Serda 17 episodes, 2013-2015
Ann Morgan Guilbert ...  Birdy Lamb 15 episodes, 2013-2015
Brandon Fobbs ...  Antoine Robertson 15 episodes, 2013-2015
Mark Harelik ...  Dr. Paul Stickley 14 episodes, 2013-2015
Lindsey Kraft ...  Marguerite Macaw 14 episodes, 2013-2015
Joel Johnstone ...  Dr. Andrew Cesario 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Patricia Scanlon ...  Paula Pepperell 8 episodes, 2013-2015
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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 Anonymous

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USA

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English

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24 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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Getting On - Fiese alte Knochen See more »

Filming Locations:

Pasadena, California, USA

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Niecy Nash originally auditioned for the role of Dawn, but reading the script she was more interested on Didi, and asked to audition for that role. There was an initial resistance from the producers, but they finally let her do it and loved her so much that they cast her for Didi. See more »

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downbeat feel
4 December 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

It's a long-term care in a Californian hospital. Dr. Jenna James (Laurie Metcalf) is the stiff head doctor lacking in any social graces. She is more interested in running her medical studies than treating her patients. She is hard on caring head nurse Dawn Forchette (Alex Borstein). Along with Denise Ortley (Niecy Nash) and Patsy De La Serda (Mel Rodriguez), they struggle to provide care while having their own personal fallibilities.

The tone of the show is too dour. The humor is dry. It's a black comedy but I simply didn't laugh. Actually I may have laughed once through the first season of six episodes. God bless those who love this show. It is too much of a downer to be funny for me. On the other hand, it's too wacky to work as a drama. It's great that this show has its fans but I'm not one of them.


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