double review: Nurse Jackie/Royal Pains

Nurse Jackie on Showtime.

This is a great show with a great premise. I only have one problem with the show. If I were a nurse watching this, I would have a problem with the fact that the show’s main character and protagonist, Jackie, is using pain meds to dealwith stress. This is what comes with the job of being a nurse, and you are trained to deal with the stress, not cheat and use meds to deal with it. Although, I also think they will like her because she stands up for what they believe in most of the time and isn’t afraid of the young, hip, cocky doctors. I will give a little leverage with the drug issue because that shows her character’s human side. At the end of the first episode, I haven’t seen the second yet, she comes home to two young daughters (twins, maybe) and a husband after getting freaky with an on call doctor in the lab at work and telling him ‘I love you’. She take his gift of a DP and moon pie home to her daughters, ouch. She also has a husband cooking dinner for her, smiling as she arrives. I hope this pans out in the story. It seems a little too twisted for me but I like the show. Overall I give it a 6.5 out of 10…hopefully that will go higher. SHOW INFO HERE. (def. not a kid show, some heavy sexual content and swearing…)


Royal Pains on USA.

Royal Pains, like Nurse Jackie, is a medical show, which on TV there is no lack of, but Royal Pains has jumped off to a great start. After watching some not so new medical shows like Grey’s Anatomy, I feel bored with their storylines. This show involves rich people, and they live in the Hamptons, known for the fri spending, and in this show they do a lot of that, which makes it the more interesting. The main character, Hank, accidentally becomes a new fad in the Hampton’s, a concierge doctor, after getting fired for doing basically what’s right, instead of catering to a rich patient who donates to his old hospital. He has a new patient every episode, usually a main one with a strange symptom that needs his McGyver-like doctor skills, and some side patients that he is helping to catch a new girl he likes, who happens to run the ‘horrible Hampton’s taco stand of a hospital’, in town. Hank also becomes a father-like figure to a local rich kid whose dad is too busy to stay home for more than over night, which gives him a human like quality we all like, and see that he has struggled with daddy issues in the past, and we often hear from his, ‘CFO of Hank-MED’, brother and himself that their mother would be proud of them, sometimes sarcastically, and sometimes seriously. I give Royal Pains a 9 out of 10. I see it as a hit from the start, and hope it stays that way. (show is kid safe, no swearing, some mild sexual content, but kid safe) SHOW INFO HERE.

hardly working

music make me lose control.