Critic Consensus: Getting On continues to work by poking fun at a typically serious theme and the psychological drama surrounding it, with a dose of laugh-out-loud slapstick injected into a big, sweet heart.
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as Dr. Jenna James
as Dawn Forchette
as DiDi Ortley
as Patsy De La Serda
as Beverly Raymes
as Kim Wilde
as Dr. Pippa Moore
as Den Flixter
as Parker Owens
as Hilary Loftus
as Dr. Stickley
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Humor so dark you'll be embarrassed for laughing, fun rooted in death and dying, a sendup of the soul-killing bureaucracy of health-care institutions -- that's Getting On, the best comedy you're not watching.
When Getting On truly shines is when it shrugs off the wink-wink-gasp rhythms of the comedy it wants to be and relaxes into the tough, uncompromising series it actually is.
What Getting On does so well is pivot from humor to sadness. It's almost Chekovian in the way that it walks the line between comedy and tragedy. It's a dark comedy- heavy on the dark. Yet, I think that's appropriate given the subject matter.
It is a dark, unblinking comedy, offering unvarnished truths taken to extremes about subjects rarely shown on television-death and the care of the elderly.
Laurie Metcalf's performance, along with her role in the network sitcom The McCarthys make her TV's comedy powerhouse of the season. She does some amazing stuff.
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