• Network: Showtime
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 8, 2009
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 100
    Once you get past the premiere, series are often a crapshoot. But Showtime made all 12 episodes available for preview, and through that run, the energy never flags and the performances get deeper and richer.
  2. 88
    The half-hour format is perfect for this deftly directed program, which is character-based storytelling concentrated to espresso strength.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    83
    With Falco front and center, you don't really care if Nurse Jackie gets silly, as with the patient whose cat attacked his scrotum.
  4. Reviewed by: Michael Abernethy
    90
    Nurse Jackie offers both gripping drama and outrageous comedy.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Apr 16, 2014
    10
    Superb, funny, compelling stuff. Addictive too! . Full Review »
  2. Dec 19, 2010
    9
    Edie Falco's performance in Nurse Jackie is always gripping with drama. Jackie, a prescription drug addict, who works as a nurse in a hospital. She sees patients going in and out every day but never really cared for them other than treating them and let them go. Jackie also leads a double life, where as the people in the hospital have no idea she has a family. So Jackie can cheat on her husband with another man. Nurse Jackie develops the character well and offers plenty of drama with Jackie and plenty of humour from Joey. Full Review »