Getting On: Season 1 (2013)



Critic Consensus: Though sometimes juvenile in nature, Getting On finds the funny, even in a somber setting, with humorous yet sensitive narratives and characterizations.


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Air date: Nov 24, 2013
Air date: Dec 1, 2013
Air date: Dec 8, 2013
Air date: Dec 15, 2013
Air date: Dec 22, 2013
Air date: Dec 29, 2013

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The primary period of this HBO comedy series arrangement takes after disappointed Dr. Jenna James and her staff in the female geriatric wing of an ambushed California doctor's facility. This comic drama is set in an expanded care wing of a holistic healing facility in Long Beach, Cal.

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Critic Reviews for Getting On Season 1

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (17)

It's one of the most highly unlikely excellent shows I've seen.

Dec 5, 2013 | Full Review…

If you like comedy with more cringes than chuckles, Getting On could be for you.

Nov 25, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

HBO's new series Getting On is sad and frequently disgusting... If that's not a sufficiently strong endorsement, we should point out that it's also one of the funniest and most moving shows to come out this year.

Nov 22, 2013 | Full Review…
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It's almost as impossible to believe, without seeing it, that such a show could be both very funny and occasionally uplifting without ever resorting to cheap sentimentality. But it is.

Nov 22, 2013 | Full Review…
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Getting old -- or "getting on" for the purposes of the title -- is nothing to look forward to here. But discovering a new series of such unexpectedly high caliber is good reason to celebrate.

Nov 22, 2013 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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While not quite as emotionally (or spiritually) concerned as Enlightened was, Getting On is still a comedy that knows when to take its subject matter seriously, to be generous of spirit instead of simply snide or broadly silly.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

The performances are unvarnished portraits of failed lives.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

It's that sort of moment - where the absurdity of the hospital's rules meets with what should be an everyday occurrence and turns it into chaos - that Getting On does well.

Dec 9, 2013 | Full Review…

For all the chaos here, filmed in drab monotone, Getting On looks like it has the potential to be sardonically funny.

Nov 25, 2013 | Full Review…

It doesn't give us the luxury of stepping back, but it doesn't give us the moral high ground of stepping forward. It is... merciless.

Jun 14, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Getting On: Season 1


Haven't laughed so hard in a while, Getting On balances humour with thought provoking themes to craft an excellent comedy. I loved every character in their awkward situations, it's a must watch.


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