NURSE JACKIE… the good part

1 Oct

There is no reason for this being my first post here… it just is, don’t read anything into it. Nurse Jackie. What you need to know about it: It’s a show about a very good and hard working nurse in a hectic New York City hospital with somewhat a double life. The pilot leads us to believe she’s a caustic frenetic worker in a relationship with the hospital’s pharmacist, who also happens to be her provider for oxicodon, vicodin and other addictive painkillers. However, in a very Hollywood style twist, we later find out that she has a loving husband and two daughters, and has another whole life for herself there. At least for a long while, no one at her job knows she has a family, and no one in her family really has any connection to the hospital. The show presents us with this complicated character that has to balance all this different sides to her in an effort to maintain some kind of control; it’s life’s constant battle between our good and bad sides and how messed up it can be when you want to give everything of yourself to others, without actually being able to give anything up. At the same time, it gives us a lot of heartbreaking drama and presents us with a lot of morally debatable situations for those of us who really enjoy thinking when we watch tv.

On a side note: her best friend and confident, Dr. O’hara, is for me the most interesting character in the show.

Anyhooooow, for me PERSONALLY, it is not all good pertaining this show… I will later give you my extensive argument concerning the problems with the story construction of Nurse Jackie.


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