7.8/10
2,673
18 user 19 critic

Getting On 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2013–2015)
Trailer
1:33 | Trailer

Watch Now

on Prime Video

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 »

Creator:

Reviews
Popularity
3,355 ( 22)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
2015   2014   2013  
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...  Dr. Jenna James 18 episodes, 2013-2015
...  Dawn Forchette 18 episodes, 2013-2015
...  Didi Ortley 18 episodes, 2013-2015
...  Patsy De La Serda 17 episodes, 2013-2015
...  Birdy Lamb 15 episodes, 2013-2015
...  Antoine Robertson 15 episodes, 2013-2015
...  Dr. Paul Stickley 14 episodes, 2013-2015
...  Marguerite Macaw 14 episodes, 2013-2015
...  Dr. Andrew Cesario 9 episodes, 2013-2014
...  Paula Pepperell 8 episodes, 2013-2015
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

They know their business. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 November 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Getting On - Fiese alte Knochen  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Honest Trailers: The Emmys (2016) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Quirky, funny, with flashes of real life...
18 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

I find myself identifying with the 'oldsters' in the show as much as anything. There are some genuine insights, both from the staff of the hospital dealing with the seniors and from the seniors themselves, looking out from the inside.

The show is well cast and the characters are becoming more developed as time passes; the seasons are short for this program and that limits the screen time the writers can devote to the characters, but even so they are becoming more real with each episode.

The writing is spare and deft. The jokes are subtle, rather than belabored; sometimes you have to think fast.

Dry and witty with the occasional belly laugh and some tender, wistful moments - I suppose it is a dark comedy, but semisweet rather than bitter. Give it a fair trial.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 18 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Sci-Fi Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular sci-fi movies and TV shows available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed