Nurse Jackie Review: Nothing Left to Wreck

I say the following as someone who has watched and enjoyed Nurse Jackie since the title character's very first pill popping: few shows on television were more in need of a change following the season three finale.

Yes, Edie Falco's performance has remained mesmerizing throughout, but nothing ever really happened. Most importantly, Jackie never really suffered any consequences. She took drugs, she lied about it; she had an affair, she got away with it.

For three seasons, this was a drama (yes, a drama. Why it's classified as a comedy in the eyes of all awards ceremonies, simply because it's a half hour long, is beyond me.) that took its lead all the way to the edge, but simply kept her there for episodes on end, refusing to drop her off it. Read More...


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