Jeers to Nurse Jackie for its ill-conceived third season.
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We still love Emmy winner (and Tony nominee!) Edie Falco
, but frankly we're starting to get a little sick of her Showtime dramedy. Maybe it's because the show never goes away long enough for us to miss it — we became accustomed to the long waits between seasons of The Sopranos
, but every time we turn around, Jackie
checks back in for another round.
But the real problem is the characters aren't growing — and the plotlines aren't progressing. Jackie's still a pill-popping mess, and even the revelation to her hospital coworkers that she's married didn't give the show the defibrillator jolt it needs. True, Jackie's paramour (Paul Schulze
) is now romantically pursuing her sister-in-law (Jaimie Alexander
), but that twist hasn't kept Nurse Jackie
from turning into the TV equivalent of a tranquilizer.
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