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Getting On: Season 2 (2014)




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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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
Mel Rodriguez
as Patsy De La Serda
Telma Hopkins
as Beverly Raymes
Jo Brand
as Kim Wilde
Vicki Pepperdine
as Dr. Pippa Moore
Joanna Scanlan
as Den Flixter
LaMonica Garrett
as Parker Owens
Ricky Grover
as Hilary Loftus
Mark Harelik
as Dr. Stickley
Jean Smart
as Arlene
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Critic Reviews for Getting On: Season 2

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (7)

Boy, is the show funny.

June 13, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

November 7, 2014 | Full Review…

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.

November 7, 2014 | Full Review…

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.

November 17, 2014 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

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.

November 10, 2014 | Full Review…

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.

November 10, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Getting On: Season 2


Season 2 of Getting On developed a more serious tone while still maintaining the dark humour in a hospital setting.


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