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Nurse Jackie Season 1 Episode 8: Pupil

Zoey from Nurse Jackie

I don’t have a lot to say about Nurse Jackie at this point. I really like some of the characters, especially MoMo and Zoey. This week, Zoey had her best episode so far with her little Nancy Drew routine.┬áMy real problem is that I don’t like Jackie. The key to any great show is that viewers can get behind the lead character, and I just can’t feel compassion for a woman who seems to think she deserves to lead dual lives while maintaining a serious drug habit and acting like she runs the whole hospital.

When Nurse Jackie premiered I had high hopes that Edie Falco would be a fresh female Greg House. Instead, she’s more like a bitchy Tommy Gavin.

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July 30, 2009 Posted by | Drama, New Series, Television | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Nurse Jackie Gets Renewed STAT!

After dropping with Showtime’s biggest premiere audience ever (1.35 million viewers), Nurse Jackie has been picked up for a second season.

Full story at Variety

All this attention has upset the New York State Nurse’s Association since Edie Falco’s character isn’t exactly a role model. I’ve got news for them–IT’S A FUCKING TELEVISION SHOW. Apparently, the NYSNA assumes we can’t tell the difference between real people and tv characters who have the same jobs as real people. Just in case they’re right, I decided to put together the table below for reference.

Name

Occupation

Real

Fake

Jackie Peyton

Nurse

X

Florence Nightengale

Nurse

X

Jed Bartlet

U.S. President

X

Barack Obama

U.S. President

X

Sigmund Freud

Psychiatrist

X

Paul Weston

Psychiatrist

X

Greg House

Doctor

X

Henry Heimlich

Doctor

X

Cliff Clavin

Mailman

X

John E. Potter

Mailman

X

Dave Barry

Columnist

X

Carrie Bradshaw

Columnist

X

Got more examples for the Real/Fake guide? Add them in the comments.

June 11, 2009 Posted by | Comedy, Drama, New Series, News, Renewed, Television | , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Nurse Jackie Gets Renewed STAT!