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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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Set in a geriatric broadened mind wing of a down-at-the-heels hospital, Getting On takes after put-upon medical caretakers like nurses, anxious doctors, and administrators, on edge specialists and managers as they battle with the obscurely funny, ruthlessly genuine and discreetly merciful substances of administering to the elderly. It shows a dark comic reality.


Laurie Metcalf
as Dr. Jenna James
Alex Borstein
as Dawn Forchette
Niecy Nash
as DiDi Ortley
Telma Hopkins
as Beverly Raymes
Daniel Stern
as Richard
Mark Harelik
as Dr. Stickley
Irma P. Hall
as Cordelia
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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.

December 5, 2013 | Full Review…

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

November 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.

November 22, 2013 | Full Review…

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.

November 22, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

November 22, 2013 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

June 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Getting On: Season 1


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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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