Occasional commentary and navel-gazing from the world's oldest baby-boomer
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Showtime's "Nurse Jackie"
"This show tells us what anyone who has ever stayed in a hospital already knows: that nurses, not doctors, are the cornerstones of the patient experience. More to the point, it keeps up with the speed of everyday life. The sorts of moral dilemmas that would take up an entire episode of "Grey's Anatomy" - organ donation, assisted suicide - pass by here without a blink. Characters make their choices, then move on. This is a show about consequences, not actions." (Joanna Weiss, Boston Globe)