Wednesday, May 27, 2009

nurse jackie

Any Edie Falco fans out there? I didn't know who she was until I'd seen a few episodes of The Sopranos that Big B used to watch. I thought she was great as Carmella.

As many can attest the profession of nursing is very poorly represented in the media. I've seen a few blogs on the subject and wrote a post of my own. Around the time of my post, and I don't remember where I saw it, I saw something about a new Showtime show that would be premiering Spring 2009.

It is time. (Said in the solemn, monotone voice of Rafiki from Lion King.)

Nurse Jackie premieres Monday, June 8, 2009, at 10:30 p.m. Hopefully it will do the profession proud! One of the main characters is a first year nursing student, Zoey.

Nurse Jackie on Showtime

Here's a video from the "From the Behind the Curtain: Real Nurses, Real Stories" page of the Nurse Jackie website:

4 comments:

Christine said...

Hey thanks for sharing! I never would have found this. We just got the "pay" channels. Finally some shows to watch. Not that I don't love Grey's, cuz I do, but I don't want to be a doctor!

Strong Nurses, thats what we need more of.

D.a.r.r.a. said...

You can watch the preview if you go to the showtime website. Password is "shifthappens."

It was good, but I don't think it does much for portraying nurses in a great light.

KLS said...

You're right D.a.r.r.a.! The drugs and sex kind of put a big damper on it!

Christine said...

ok I take back what I said. I just watched the entire Pilot Episode on IMDB and yeah.... not something I aspire to be in a Nurse thats for sure. Bad bad bad.

NBC has a Pilot coming out this fall called Mercy that looks to be a lot better!