Reviews: ‘Nurse Jackie’ and ‘Weeds’


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Edie Falco is a highly competent but drug-using ER nurse on a new Showtime series. ‘Weeds’ presents an increasingly dark situation.

“Nurse Jackie,” the much-buzzed-about half-hour medical comedy starring Edie Falco, premieres Monday, following, in what has become a Showtime launch tradition, the season premiere of the perennially great “Weeds.”


Pot mom meet Oxy-mom. Just ask multiple-personality mom (“United States of Tara”) to slide a little closer to I-married-a-serial-killer mom (“Dexter”) and all those overdressed bear-me-a-son-or-you’re-dead moms (‘The Tudors”). But watch out for depressive-sex-addict dad (“Californication”); he’s all hands.

Seriously, Showtime, is there something you need to share with the group?

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