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Nurse Jackie

Nurse JackieNetwork: Showtime
Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: June 8, 2009sp;– present
Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Edie Falco, Eve Best, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Peter Facinelli, Dominic Fumusa, Anna Deavere Smith, Ruby Jerins, Daisy Tahan, Stephen Wallem, and Haaz Sleiman.

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TV show description:
This dark situation comedy revolves around a flawed emergency room nurse from All Saints’ Hospital in New York City. She does her best to juggle her personal responsibilities with her challenging work life.

Nurse Jackie Peyton (Edie Falco) works in the ER and does everything she can for her patients. She’ll get on a doctor’s case if she needs to, especially if they don’t listen to her medical advice. She’ll also play “Robin Hood” when needed; for example, taking money from a man who stabs a prostitute, and then giving it to a more deserving pregnant widow. Jackie lives by her own rules and that includes self-medicating to help get her through the crises of her day-to-day life.

Jackie’s best friend is British Dr. Eleanor O’Hara (Eve Best), however unlikely the relationship may seem. Dr. O’Hara doesn’t allow for much stupidity and deeply respects Jackie. They both have a great sense of humor, yet are sentimental. To the contrary, Dr. Fitch “Coop” Cooper (Peter Facinelli) is the type of doctor that Jackie disdains. He’s a smug Ivy League type who leaves as much work as he can for the nurses. He’s also prone to inappropriate touching.

Eddie Walzer (Paul Schulze) knows Jackie well, perhaps a little too well. He sleeps with her and as the hospital pharmacist, provides her with Percocet. Another of Jackie’s good friends is Mohammed “Mo-mo” de la Cruz (Haaz Sleiman), a fellow nurse. He’s street smart and has Jackie’s back. Zoey Barkow (Merritt Wever) is a rookie nurse who isn’t sure if she’s cut out for the profession but still manages to hold onto her newbie enthusiasm.

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Heidi April 22, 2015 at 3:27 pm

I think Nurse Jackie’s writers have pushed this character as far as she can go. Jackie’s been forced to confront all her escalating manipulant behaviour. How she could progress in the belief that she can continue living under the pall of her incredible subversions would be entirely unbelievable at this point. All that’s left for this character is for her to either recover or die! I hope they end the series on a hopeful note – despite how dark and in many ways, dreadful!, she has become, I still want her to become the person she has so far only fooled others into believing that she is. C’mon Jackie, get it together, for everyone’s peace of mind!


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