Showing posts with label Series Finale. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Series Finale. Show all posts

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Television Gods Took Another One! #RIP #NurseJackie

Showtime Nurse Jackie starring Edie Falco

I know all things must come to an end, but somehow with some shows I find I am just not ready. The 'Television Gods'  - the 'powers that be' decided it was time to snatch Nurse Jackie out from under me.

For those of you who haven't watched the show, feel free to binge watch this summer and then come back here and sound off.

About the Series:

Edie Falco stars in her Emmy® winning role as NURSE JACKIE, a skilled nurse with a nasty drug habit. She lies, she cheats, she steals, she hurts, she bamboozles friends, fools family, pops pills and breaks hearts. But you still root for her because on the worst day of your life, hers is the only face you want to see. With an addict's survival skills and an attitude that just won't quit, she'll do whatever it takes to hold onto the things that truly matter to her -- her friends, her family and her job.

Showtime Nurse Jackie Cast Photo

For those of you who have been watching, do you agree that Edie Falco needs to get 'a better ending' clause in her future contracts?

The 'ending/non-ending' of The Sopranos left many with a bad taste in their mouth, and oddly enough the same happened for me with the 'ending/non-ending' of Nurse Jackie. Perhaps it was because I was a die hard fan of the show. I wanted 'more'. I'm not even sure what 'more' means as I sit here and type this still in shock. I get she was on a hamster wheel with her addiction and I am not naive enough to think that she would ride off into the sunset habit free, but I felt so invested in all the characters maybe part of me did secretly want one of those saccharine sweet 'hollywood' endings.

All I can say for Edie Falco is that she really does fully embody her characters - Carmela Soprano and Nurse Jackie were very different women and she was very believable as both of them. I can't wait to see where she lands next.

There are small things I wonder like why Jackie wore that particular Saint pendant around her neck, (in fact on an interview Edie Falco did on the show "The View" she said she kept that necklace! I find it interesting that the pendant resonated with both her and the character so much.) and why oh why did cooper (played by Peter Facinelli of the Twilight series of films) go to Boston just before the end of the series?

I write this feeling a bit like a jilted girlfriend - where is my CLOSURE?

I just re-watched this 'Good Bye' from the cast:

My Take:

The show is incredibly well cast and you grow to care about them all, I wasn't quite ready to see the show ending, and I am not sure the series finale provides any closure, but would I watch it again? Definitely!

My favorite moment, has to be when Nurse Zoe and Dr. Roman do drugs and see a large sasquatch approaching them who happens to be Nurse Thor and NOT a sasquatch! It was the bouts of silly despite the 'serious' subject matter that I will miss most!

What did you think of the ending? If you haven't seen the show, add it to your binge watch list and come back and tell us what you thought of the ending once you have seen it!

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