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Nurse Jackie: Season 1 (2009)




Critic Consensus: Edie Falco's subtle and grounded performance mixed with whimsical comedy make for some sweet medicine on Nurse Jackie .


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Jackie Peyton (Edie Falco) is an experienced emergency room nurse who often clashes with doctors and management. However, she just might be the best medical professional at Manhattan's All-Saints Hospital, despite her persistent rule-breaking and a low-level opiate addiction that she supports through her boyfriend, a pharmacist ( Paul Schulze ).


Edie Falco
as Jackie Peyton
Eve Best
as Dr. Eleanor O'Hara
Merritt Wever
as Zoey Barkow
Paul Schulze
as Eddie Walzer
Peter Facinelli
as Dr. Fitch Cooper
Haaz Sleiman
as Mohammed 'Mo-Mo' de la Cruz
Dominic Fumusa
as Kevin Peyton
Anna Deavere Smith
as Mrs. Gloria Akalitus
Ruby Jerins
as Grace Peyton
Daisy Tahan
as Fiona Peyton
Lenny Jacobson
as EMT No. 3
William Watkins
as EMT No. 1
Quincy Dunn-Baker
as Policeman Brother
Andrea Martin
as Mrs. Greenfield
Eli Wallach
as Bernard Zimberg
Kristen Connolly
as Mrs. Vogel
Michael Giese
as Fireman Brother
Lynn Cohen
as Mrs. Zimberg
Janie Kelly
as Lucille Marinovich
Jill Flint
as Melissa
Andrew Guilarte
as Libyan Executive Secretary
Daniel London
as Mr. Batali
Eric Santiago
as Teenage Boy
Joseph Ackler
as Paramedic
Mark Irish
as Dr. Rodney
Liza Colon-Zayas
as Mrs. Armando
Alexandra Daddario
as Young Woman
René Ifrah
as Cop No. 1
Timothy C. Dennis IV
as Bike Messenger
Kyle Benitez
as Julien/Justin Armando
Steven Merkel
as EMT No. 2
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Critic Reviews for Nurse Jackie: Season 1

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (17)

The sorts of moral dilemmas that would take up an entire episode of Grey's Anatomy - organ donation, assisted suicide - pass by here without a blink. Characters make their choices, then move on. This is a show about consequences, not actions.

June 8, 2009 | Full Review…

This is a character study, and the pleasures are in the performances, chiefly Falco's as a person more strung-out than Dr. House and more crackling than an impatient diner waitress.

June 8, 2009 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A splendid new addition to pay-cable's stock of dark comedies that keep a human heart beating behind the laughs.

June 8, 2009 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It makes a change to portray a nurse with Messianic tendencies instead of a doctor, but this felt like leaping fences in the Grand National before we'd barely learned to walk.

July 17, 2018 | Full Review…

There's enough here that I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. But "Nurse Jackie" is going to have to settle down, define itself and find a groove if I'm going to stick with it for the full season.

June 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Like Weeds, Nurse Jackie is a wonderful balance of tones, segueing seamlessly from drama to comedy.

August 15, 2014 | Full Review…

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