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Talk Back: Showtime's "Nurse Jackie"

"I don't like chatty. Quiet and mean; those are my people." - Jackie Peyton (Edie Falco)

I've been spreading the word the past few weeks about the beauty and grace (not to mention dark humor) of Showtime's comedy series Nurse Jackie, which finally premiered last night. You've read both my advance reviews of the first two episodes of Nurse Jackie AND the first six episodes as well but now that the premiere episode has aired, I'm curious to hear what you thought of this series.

Did you fall head over heels in love with this series as much as I did? Are you rooting for Edie Falco's deeply flawed Jackie Peyton? Did you love the supporting cast? Are you entranced by Jackie's world? Were you surprised by the ending in which she returns home to her husband (!) and kids (!!!)? Did you gasp when she flushed that psychotic diplomat's ear down the toilet?

And, most importantly, do you plan to watch Nurse Jackie again next week?

Talk back here.

Comments

strawberryblonde said…
Nurse Jackie is an instant hit. "House",gone wild.
Skewed-dark humor is natural when working in a health-care environment. Like Jackie tells us from her Catholic school days, we all have good and evil within us and to "make me good, God; just not now"!
Radha said…
Nurse Jackie is already my favorite new show. It's very rare that I get sucked in to a show after just one episode but this one has it all - an incredible cast, drama, humor, severed ears. I love it!
wildhoney said…
Edie Falco is frickin' amazing. This is a perfect story to showcase her talent and the rest of the cast is wonderful as well.
Anonymous said…
You just know when something is good--it resonates at a superior frequency. That's how this series is going to go, I am sure. And no, I was not surprised when she flushed the ear. What I appreciated even more than the method of disposal, was her comment into it first!!
Annie said…
Loved every second of it. Edie is amazing!!!! Will be watching next week for sure. The ear bit was awesome!
tim said…
I thought it was good but a little uneven. It veered into crappy sit-com mode a couple of times. I'm still looking forward to the next one, though.
Anonymous said…
I'm with Radha. It became my favorite new show! I liked her, the cast and how the opening story foreshadows so many twists to come.
And watch out for the nurse intern - anyone who takes a photo of THAT injury - is gonna be a wee bit crazee.
sara said…
Merritt Wever on W Magazine Blog

Actress Merritt Wever the breakout star of Nurse Jackie talks about playing the character of Zoey on the new series, wearing scrubs to work, and what you should look for her in next.

Check it out!

http://www.wmagazine.com/w/blogs/editorsblog

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