I’ve just had the opportunity to view the first episode of Nurse Jackie – a new drama premiering on June 8 on the Showtime Channel. You can preview the episode at http://www.sho.com/ by entering the password “shift happens.”
Although Jackie is a very flawed character, the episode portrays some strong, positive, and interesting realities of nursing as opposed to the many physician-centric shows that are currently airing where nurses are minor, background characters existing to serve the physician. There is no doubt that the show will create controversy on many levels and it will be interesting to see what happens once the show airs.
As television viewing goes, I found the episode to be compelling. It left me wanting more. And as a nurse, especially a former ER nurse, I could see some of myself in Jackie (No, I’m not talking about the drug addiction and unethical/illegal stuff) . See what you think and share your thoughts.