Who knew that Showtime would have me hooked on yet another show about drugs? I was growing weary of Weeds, but now Nurse Jackie starring Edie Falco (most commonly known as Carmela Soprano from the other big pay channel HBO‘s The Sopranos) has come to save the day!
Besides the crooked ways that occasionally test the balance between just downright wrong and for the greater good (like her organ donor preference) that I find in Nurse Jackie, I have grown to love some others in the cast. Zoey (Merritt Wever) channels my inner geek like Ugly Betty. Nurse Jackie’s daughter Grace (Ruby Jerins) and all of her anxiety problems reminds me of a child I’d probably have (smile). Hospital administrator Gloria (Anna Deavere Smith) cracks me up as she’s such a tight-wad with a secret heart of gold as seen in the most recent episodes 8 and 9 with this stray/abandoned baby she grows to love.
Who are your favorites?
Good news, the show alreaady has a nod for a second season. It’ll be interesting to see how the rest of this season plays out. I just think this whole Nurse Jackie charade as she has an affair with the hospital pharmacist Eddie (Paul Schulze) can only go for so long. I can already feel some kind of moment coming the way details have been leaking in the past few episodes.
A few links for ya…
Showtime Nurse Jackie website– www.sho.com/site/nursejackie/home.do
Entertainment Weekly– “‘Nurse Jackie’: Showtime orders a second season“