Most of the actors on the set of HBO's newest program, "Getting On," are over 70. The show, which premieres Sunday, takes place in the Billy Barnes Extended Care Unit of the beleaguered Mt. Palms hospital in Long Beach.
Elderly women are cared for under sallow fluorescent lights among sanitized hues of beige and muted pink. The staff is at the breaking point thanks to the burdens of the healthcare bureaucracy.
Doesn't that sound funny?
If you take your comedy black, like your coffee, it's a laugh riot. Created by Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer, "Getting On" is adapted from a BBC series of the same name. It features a cast of edgy female comedy vets...