Now that I have finished Homeland I have moved onto Nurse Jackie. The main character is a nurse who abuses pain killers, so I expected her to be a little like House. She has some good one-liners, like House. However, she is quite compassionate. She also has a husband and kids. It took me a little while to get into the show, but now that I am into the second season I am engrossed. Each episode is only 30 minutes long, making it easy to watch a lot of episodes in one sitting!
Jackie’s oldest daughter is around 10, and has some anxiety problems. She is concerned about everything from the house catching on fire due to faulty wiring to getting diseases from people touching her food. Her fears, especially the house catching on fire, reminds me a lot of when I was a kid.
Now onto a quote…
In the third episode of season two, one of the doctors sees the ER administrator eating on a bench and says:
Doctor O’Hara: “I don’t think I have ever seen you eat.”
Akalitus (head administrator): “I like to hide my humanity. Or at least keep it to a minimum.”