Nurse Jackie premiered on SHOWTIME last night. Did you see it? What was your opinion? Personally i thought it was WAY off the mark! There was a lot of potential for some really good story lines and some talented performers such as Edie Falco, but once again Hollywood chooses to trash the nursing profession!
SHOWTIME calls it a dark comedy and it’s supposedly from the journals of a real ER nurse with a bad back and drug problem.
But hey…where can you find a hospital like that one to work for? Nurses get to go to lunch at a real restaurant, and take a long break in the chapel to contemplate the events of the day with a co-worker no less??!!! When was the last time you got to do that on the job????!!!
If you didn’t see it, NurseTogether.com has a link on their site. In my humble opinion, it’s not worth subscribing to SHOWTIME to watch, but you can catch the pilot episode over there. And they have a section of the Forum dedicated to discussion. I was asked to write a review for them and it should appear sometime this week.
(UPDATE: June 12: here’s my review. )
So what’s your opinion?