Jackie Peyton (Emmy-award winner Edie Falco) is a strong-willed and brilliant - but very flawed - emergency room nurse in a complicated New York City hospital. A lapsed Catholic with an occasional weakness for Vicodin and Adderall to get her through the days, Jackie keeps the hospital balanced with her own kind of justice. Every day is a high wire act of juggling patients, doctors, fellow nurses and her own indiscretions. The series also stars Eve Best, Peter Facinelli, Merritt Wever, Haaz Sleiman and Paul Schulze.
An excellent, excellent series! I have been meaning to watch this for some years and prioritised other series. However, this series demonstrates what is possible in a 30 minute format. Great characters and character development (astonishing really given the time!), a great "hero" who I'm still not convinced I like very much! Excellent problems to be solved and just great all round acting and writing, even though one character who has added a great fun element to the series is getting a little "strange" by this season!
Anyway way a great series that seemed to whizz by in terms of watching but really does grab your attention. Unfortunately they stopped at season 7 I guess they ran out of story lines, very sad! Looking forward to season 6 and 7!
Season 5 is absolutely fantastic and, as good and wonderful as the previous four have been, this season is even better.
Romance/Comedy/Drama it is all there. I laughed and I cried - and then almost cried again when the tapes came to an end as I WANTED MORE, 10 EPISODES WEREN'T ENOUGH.
Very much like the new Doctor characters of Ike (gorgeous eye candy for ladies) and Carrie (ditto for men - and their dreams!!) but I especially LOVE Jackie's new love interest, Frank. Who wouldn't fall for him with his Italian good looks and fabulous humour?
Can't wait for the next Series to come out (can't watch on television as my Virgin contract don't include the Channel it airs on). However, without giving anything away, I really hope that the Writers don't put Jackie on a downward spiral again as she is more attractive and aspirational as a survivor rather than a victim and there are lots of other avenues available within the lives of her family and other cast members that can be elaborated on and explored.
Oh, a final thing - too expensive on Amazon and I was too impatient to wait for the price to drop, and so I bought from eBay at £8.65 including p&p (wrapped and new).
The whole series of Nurse Jackie is just wonderful, professional and quality entertainment. Series 5 is no different. Different, entertaining, quality, excellent story lines and acting. Great all round
The humour may be subtle but Nurse Jackie never fails to amuse and entertain. My only complaint is that the episodes are just not long enough, I'd be happy to see it as an hour long show, the season was over far too soon. The ever brilliant Edie Falco imbues Jackie with such likeability despite all her faults, and Zoe & Thor continue to delight. I can't wait to see Season 6!
Fantastic series! I do not subscribe to Sky so have missed this series since it moved to Sky from BBC2 years ago. It just gets better with age. A true ensemble piece with each character bringing in a new perspective in their field of healthcare and it's impact on the families of those who work in it. Edie Falco is sublime...Bravo!
this is funny, poignant, filled with hope and occasional despair - a good mix of the dark & light of human nature, the odd bit of Schmaltz which our American cousins are prone to does not spoil another wise fabulous. Watch out for the last moment of the last scene of the last episode - its a shocker!
You'll want to laugh and cry. This series has many subtle plot twist but remains hystical and amusing. There really is no way to truly explain this but it you've not watch any series go back to series 1 as that is where the plot is set up and you'll be hooked. Jackie rules!