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Elizabeth Reaser
McNamara's Picks: 'Getting On,' 'Bonnie and Clyde,' 'Sherlock'
McNamara's Picks: 'Getting On,' 'Bonnie and Clyde,' 'Sherlock'

"Getting On." HBO's twisted and brave new comedy may take place in a long-term care facility, but it refuses to get the vapors or turn to sentimental mush when dealing with the grim but often hilarious realities of old age and death. Against the sardonic humor of the modern workplace comedy, "Getting On" delves into issues  that tend to make Americans uncomfortable — the ailments of age, the warehousing of the elderly. Embodying the many professionals who feel overworked and underappreciated in modern America, everyone who works on the wing both battles against and suffers from the widely held opinion that the work they do is less important that other...