Jackie's addiction becomes unmanageable, while Kevin behaves evasively, O'Hara becomes ER chief, Coop's mothers divorce, and Eddie, who is back at the hospital, begins dating Jackie's newly single sister-in-law.
This show took you into the world of a functional world of addict and her many disguises. So sad. An addict has no love but for the drug they're addicted too. Before my retirement I didn't have time to watch this show. It took me a week but I watched all 7 season. Edie Falco played an excellent role.
Thought the series is mainly about ONE woman, her personality, her genius, her addiction; and how she interacts with her environment and the people in it.
I think the FEEL is like it feels in the ER, except there are EXTREMELY few nurses...or doctors, as adept as Jackie is at medicine. This is sort of an idealized hospital, and staff, and administration; which makes it enjoyable in itself. But, even if Jackie was a doctor, she would still be way too outstanding to be anything other than very rare. AND it takes constant education to keep up.
Plus, to play fast and loose with ordering labs and handing out medications would all by itself lose a nurse her license. About the only way it would not is if a doctor covered her and that would take a good deal of trust on the doctor's behalf...but they built that into the series.
I find it hard to believe someone as chemically impaired as Jackie could function without making a lot of mistakes. I find it hard to believe a pharmacist could hand out narcotics for as long as her "lover" did without getting nabbed...or being as happy about it as that pharmacist seemed to be.
There are a lot of flaky doctors, but they are NOT just newbies. Mainly, it is just lack of caring on the part of staff that makes them poor...that...and the number of nurses that got in with just a tad over basic intelligence, and number of doctors with just a tad more than that.
But, I think that it is the pain of being an addict; of not being able to change no matter what is on the line.... The incomprehensible, frustrating, destruction it brings to all that care for them.... And the horrible destruction of someone that is of value.
Acting, photography excellent.
Rare nudity...which was NOT needed. Studios, keep the actors clothes on. This might have been a good film to help kids put into perspective the damage getting on that first set of pills might do to you and your life...but what parent wants to show their kid a series with the sudden exposure of big floppy boobs here and there? Though...that too happens at the hospital, and in the break rooms...and addicts succumb. I guess parents may just have to watch first and know where to speed the series up. Foul language, just seems to be the norm now. But for the most part I think the series tries to hold it, and the sex down to what would be normal in real life.
What a great binge watching show this is! it took awhile to discover it and once I did, I was hooked. I love Edie Falco and she does such a great job as a drug addicted nurse. Jackie means well I believe and her heart is in the right place most of the time. The other part of the time I am just so appalled by her behavior and her lies. I guess it is a love/hate relationship. The character building in the show is really well done. I loved the show!
I enjoyed this entire series. As someone who has no personal ties to the subject matter, I felt like I had an inside look at what addiction is like. I heard from others that the portrayal was quite accurate. The only thing I didn't really like was the ending scene of the final episode. I won't spoil it, of course, but it was reminiscent of another familiar series that ended in a similar way. It felt like a cop out to me. The whole cast gave excellent performances.
It was a good show that was very underrated unfortunately. But by the last season I was annoyed by the continuous lucky breaks she gets, almost as if glamorizing pill addiction. In real life she would've been behind bars long before and would've definitely lost her license permanently. Or at least I would hope. Good show anyway. She really plays the part well.
It was a little bit of a cliff hanger. Did Jackie die from the overdose but I think she does. that is the thought it leaves you with. It was a very dramatic, funny, heartfelt series and everyone should watch because that is how addiction is. Edie Falco was superb!!! and the co nurse All of them...awesome actors