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A hospital series that beats all the rest.,
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This review is from: Nurse Jackie - Season 2 [DVD] (DVD)
This series is peopled by the most wonderful characters brought to life by a group of actors that just compliment each other. It has the atmosphere of a big city hospital but each episode not only brings in characters from the street but follows the lives of the nurses, doctors and administrative staff with humour compassion and understanding of the human condition. It feels authentic from start to finish. I have watched series one and two and am waiting eagerly for series three. What else can I say its absolutely great. You laugh, you feel sad and you cant wait to find out the next thing they get up to. If one has to pick just one character to praise above the rest of the amazing group I would have to say that Edie Falco who plays the role of Nurse Jackie is the perfect centre for all the other characters to relate to. Her portrayal of someone caught up in the fast lane of life living it to the full but only with the help of prescription drugs is a sad indictment of society everywhere but even more so. Not only does she have to deal with her own problems but because of her nature gets involved in her patients' lives and while they are in her care she delivers not only the physical care that a nurse can give but also above and beyond to get them help!!! Oh that the National Health had more nurses like her...... or maybe not!!!! Anyway enjoy.