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Here it is, the first official trailer for Nurse Jackie, season 5.
This time around Jackie is clean and sober, newly divorced and even actually dating. Plus she even smiles in the trailer…!
Personally I found season 4 a big improvement on the wobbly season 3. Having Jackie come clean about her drug problems and head to rehab was essential for Nurse Jackie’s momentum. Plus killing off Bobby Cannavale’s drug addicted son gave the show a much needed boost of reality – and a wake up call to Jackie herself.
Cannavale pops up in the trailer – very briefly – along with a couple of new staff members, an army doc and a preppy new doc who catches Coop’s eye. Plus there’s plenty of Zoey – hopefully minus that dull fiance – and Akalitus is back barking orders at All Saints’ Hospital.
Nurse Jackie season 5 kicks off April 14th at 9pm on Showtime. Will you be watching?
How does a show recover from a weak season?
It’s an interesting question and one that many shows struggle with… Often when a series hits ‘middle age’ and the writing starts to suffer the show never really regains its former glory – while viewers tune out and ratings dwindle.
But sometimes a show can turn itself around. And that’s exactly what’s happening with Showtime’s Nurse Jackie which is currently enjoying one of its best seasons ever – in its fourth year!
Now to be clear, Season 3 of Nurse Jackie wasn’t exactly bad! It just wasn’t as good as the first two years and the plotlines really seemed to stall. The main problem was that we’d spent two seasons with Jackie abusing prescription drugs and cheating with Eddie the pharmacist and neither storyline had anywhere to go. In TV terms keeping an extra marital affair ongoing for 3 years can’t help but feel dragged out. Everyone around Jackie, especially her husband, was starting to look like an idiot. And what’s more Jackie had stopped being a good person with serious issues and was starting to become an out and out bitch. When loyal and loving husband Kevin finally confessed his own (brief) infidelity More >
Is it just me or is Nurse Jackie somewhat off the boil this season?
We’re now several episodes into the show’s third season and while I’m still enjoying the show as a whole I’m not loving it in the way I did in year’s past. For me something just seems off about the show this time around…
Now don’t get me wrong Nurse Jackie is still entertaining and compared to sitcom slop like Outsourced and Mike and Molly it’s a work of genius. But by the lofty standards the show has set for itself I can’t help but feel that Jackie is falling short.
The wait is almost over… check out the trailer for the latest season of the Showtime smash, Nurse Jackie.
I came to the Jackie party rather late, assuming the show would just be another hospital drama or just more Scrubs style zaniness. But after zipping through the first two seasons last year I have to confess I freaking love Nurse Jackie!
The writing is superb, the characters so well defined, the acting terrific… nursing student Zoey cracks me up every time she appears, I adore fabulous Brit doctor O’Hara and I really like how the writers broke out hospital administrator Gloria in season 2 and made her so much more than just an overbearing bureaucrat.
Of course the last series ended badly for Jackie herself with the web of lies she’s constructed beginning to crash down around her… husband Kevin and O’Hara know about her painkiller addiction and tried to stage an intervention – but Kevin still doesn’t know about her long running affair with Eddie the pharmacist who’s now ended up as one of his best friends! Will this be the season he finally finds out?
It’s just such a great show – and for any of you out there who haven’t caught More >