Ratched is a suspenseful drama series that tells the origin story of asylum nurse Mildred Ratched. In 1947, Mildred arrives in Northern California to seek employment at a leading psychiatric hospital where new and unsettling experiments have begun on the human mind. On a clandestine mission, Mildred presents herself as the perfect image of what a dedicated nurse should be, but the wheels are always turning and as she begins to infiltrate the mental health care system and those within it, Mildred's stylish exterior belies a growing darkness that has long been smoldering within, revealing that true monsters are made, not born.
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Murphy revealed that he had mapped out a four season origin arc for Nurse Ratched, where she would face off against a different male adversary each season; with the fourth and final season blending One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest into the narrative. See more
During the entire first season, the location of Lucia seems to be inconsistent with the actual location in the real world. There are several mentions of driving "down" to Monterey, with shots of cars driving south along the coast, when Monterey is actually north of Lucia. Gwendolyn occasionally seems to travel relatively quickly from her job (and presumably home) in Sacramento to Lucia, despite the drive from one to the other being over 200 miles. See more