[color=#36769c]dirty harry, meet nurse jackie: ajn's editor-in-chief emeritus takes sneak peak at first six episodes of showtime series
june 8, 2009
diana j. mason, phd, rn,
ajn editor-in-chief emeritus
today showtime launches nurse jackie, its new series starting edie falco. the publicity people at showtime saw my initial post on the trailer, so they sent me the first six episodes to watch. (don't worry, nothing i write here should spoil any major plot point in the coming episodes.)
this is already a controversial series. postings on a nurses' listserv indicate that many nurses who have watched the trailer or first episode aren't thrilled with nurse jackie peyton. she's addicted to pain medication that she obtains from the hospital pharmacist with whom she is having an affair. although she's smart and a fierce advocate for patients, she often goes beyond the bounds of appropriate professional conduct, as when she forges the signature of a dead bicycle messenger to authorize donation of his organs. (the disregard for official procedures and rules shown by clint eastwood's dirty harry character came to mind when jackie flushed down the toilet an ear that a prostitute had cut off the john who'd stabbed her.)
full story: http://ajnoffthecharts.wordpress.com...ies/#more-1259
have you seen the show? what do you think? do you agree with this review? i'd love to hear what all you aner's think.
Jun 10, '09
Quote from pagandeva2000
I have to find a way to watch the show since I don't have Showtime on my cable subsciption. Seems like she is the nurse equivilant to House based on what you're reporting.
I got that much just looking at the banner, course she is nowhere near as sexy as House.
I mean smart...
Last edit by AragornSkywalker on Jun 10, '09
Jun 10, '09
How come just about every TELEVISION hospital has a Christian affiliation? Trinity, St Somebody - except Princeton Plainsboro.
Last edit by SuesquatchRN on Jun 10, '09
Jun 10, '09
Goes back to Middle Ages when monks offered care and respite...religious teachings to provide care for poor, ill and disadvantaged.
Hospital's in Philadelphia area based on teaching institutions: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Hospital of University of Philadelphia, Albert Einstein Medical Center....while others based on location names: Pennsylvania Hospital, Abington Memorial/Roxborough Memorial/ Riddle Memorial. Lastly Mercy Health System and Holy Redeemer Health System still thriving, while St Christopher's Hospital for Children Tenet facility about 10 yrs.
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jun 10, '09