I got an email today from a nice lady who offered me some HawthoRNe DVDs for my hospital's Lending Library! All for a review on this website and publicizing the release of the first season's DVDs!!
Firstly, my hospital doesn't have a lending library.
Secondly, no thanks. I watched some of the episodes when it first came out on TNT. For those of you who don't know, HawthoRNe stars Jada Pinkett Smith as an "inspirational nurse director who struggles with the balance between family and career." And no, it's not a comedy!!! She "struggles to hold the middle ground in a battle between bureaucratic administrators, heartless doctors, and apathetic colleagues that are caught up in a system that's forgotten whom it's there to serve." zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzwha? I dozed off there for moment. Oh, wait--the New York Times called her a "spitfire who tramples over rules and regulations to reach her goals." Yeeeee HAAAAAAA! Sign me up! NOT!
The pilot opens with HawthoRNe racing to the rescue (at 5 am) of a suicidal cancer ridden young man who is on the roof of the hospital. Her hair is crazy. She forgot her ID and races past the guards to burst out onto the roof, begging the young man to step away from the edge.
He has the best line, however: "Last night my toilet bowl looked as if I filled it up with a really good Cabernet."
That's good, because it will go really well with all the cheese from the rest of the damn show.
Haw haw haw.
No thanks. But if the people at ShowTime would like to send me some Nurse Jackie videos, bring em on!!