Showtime series’ really do justice to their motto “TV at it’s best.” I very rarely watch the movies but am really hooked with their “dramedies”. I first got hooked with Weeds then Dexter and now, on its second season it seems like Nurse Jackie (played by Edie Falco) will be another one on my “must follow” list.
I actually missed most of season’s 1 episode and only saw the last couple but even they were enough to grab my attention. Who wouldn’t enjoy seeing her sleight of hand as she lectures the hospital staff about taking just the right number of prescription meds from the dispensing machine that has been document while tucking away an extra vial for her personal use (though someway along the road she’ll surely get caught if only for the drama it bring)? Who wouldn’t want to watch as Jackie as she lets her walls down more often at work? And who wouldn’t want to see the other characters’ stories get more colorful? This season it’s obvious that things are starting to stir up with the comic reliefs (Mrs. Akatilus) getting more serious screen time without of course losing the comic edge of the entire show. The truth though is that while I find myself laughing I end up identifying more with the tragic side of Nurse Jackie, a thing I found/find myself doing with Dexter and Weeds. I wouldn’t be surprised if Nurse Jackie’s humour starts getting darker as well. It’s ok though, because no one does it better than Showtime.