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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 8, 2009
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
Nurse Jackie Image
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75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics What's this?

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  • Summary: Jackie tries to move on after her breakup with Eddie, but the pressures of working at All Saints Hospital are still not helping her quit her drug addiction.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 100
    Jackie can be a dark show, and it's going to get darker. But there isn't an episode that doesn't leave you yearning to see the next. There also isn't a performance that doesn't work.
  2. I watched all of Season 1 and have seen eight episodes of Season 2, and beyond noticing that she's good at her job and not so good at her life, I still haven't figured out Jackie Peyton. Which is the way I like it.
  3. 80
    It’s a remarkable performance in its straightforward simplicity; she’s like a feral animal ferociously protecting her secrets.
  4. 75
    The moments in which Jackie and the people in her ER find common ground -- that's when this show achieves liftoff.
  5. Jackie remains watchable because of Falco's no-nonsense, weary performance, and because of the off-kilter comic brilliance of Merritt Wever as Jackie's bubbly, spastic protégé Zoey.
  6. It’s a treat being able to enjoy their black comedies back-to-back Monday nights, but “Nurse” shows symptoms of a serious malady: serial recidivism. We’ve seen all this before. It’s time for Jackie’s world to come crashing down, the sooner, the bigger the laughs.
  7. 50
    The few plot lines that don't revolve around her sex appeal--such as her older daughter becoming everything-aphobic, Eddie becoming crazy, and Dr. O'Hara (Eve Best) moving at warp speed on her self-destruction path--are all so interesting, it makes you long for more.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 10, 2010
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Better season,better performances,better writing.Edie Falco for another time did the miracle.With strong acting, rocks this party...of course with solid supporting cast.end the Emmy goes to?...guess who!...of course to Nurse Jackie Expand
  2. Jan 26, 2011
    10
    This show is currently airing on eleven in Australia & I think it is doing well & eleven have put Season 2 Episodes up on there website asThis show is currently airing on eleven in Australia & I think it is doing well & eleven have put Season 2 Episodes up on there website as well. Bring on Season 3 Expand

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