November 9, 2015 at 1:55 pm #364701
The season 3 premiere (entitled “This Is About Vomit, People.”) aired last night on HBO, and it was fantastic. Even if you’re a new viewer like myself who hasn’t seen the whole series yet (only watched Niecy Nash’s Emmy tape prior to this), it’s completely watchable and catches on quickly enough. Very lived-in and engaging throughout. Maybe a bleaker, less quirky version of “Nurse Jackie”? I’ll be tuning in for the rest of the season to see how this all turns out and ends.November 9, 2015 at 2:16 pm #364703
I think it was an amazing episode. Although it wasn’t exactly “laugh-out-loud” funny, it was really smart and set the tone to the season. I’m looking forward to see more. And the cast, as usual, did a terrific job.November 9, 2015 at 3:42 pm #364704
I didn’t know that was a season premiere. I thought I was watching a rerun. I’m defintely going to be tuning in from now on.November 9, 2015 at 7:39 pm #364705
This has been a show I have been championing to my friends for a while and I am glad it is picking up new fans in it’s final (maybe?) season.
I thought the premeire was great! The storyline about unions and whose responsibility it is to clean up vomit was hilarious. The writers of this show are brilliant examples of really utilizing the strengths of the core cast.November 10, 2015 at 11:43 am #364706
The season 3 premiere (entitled “This Is About Vomit, People.”) aired last night on HBO, and it was fantastic. Even if you’re a new viewer like myself who hasn’t seen the whole series yet (only watched Niecy Nash’s Emmy tape prior to this), it’s completely watchable and catches on quickly enough. Very lived-in and engaging throughout. Maybe a bleaker, less quirky version of “Nurse Jackie”? I’ll be tuning in for the rest of the season to see how this all turns out and ends.
I highly suggest watching the first 2 seasons (only 12 episodes in total)!November 11, 2015 at 11:43 am #364707
The Season 3 premiere was hilarious. I am so glad to have this show back on the air (for 6 weeks only, but still). I will enjoy the hilarity while it lasts!
An aside: Laurie Metcalf plays Dr. Jenna James SO perfectly. I can’t get enough.November 11, 2015 at 11:50 am #364708
Incredible premiere! Perfect submission for Laurie Metcalf in Lead Actress. The scene of her and Jayma Mays in the restroom was VERY laugh-out-loud hilarious!November 15, 2015 at 6:22 pm #364709
Episode Title: “Don’t Let It Get in You or on You”
Synopsis: The staff faces an infectious disease crisis; DiDi’s family drama spills
into work; Dr. James reaches out to a pharmaceutical company; Dawn is
revived by Patsy’s unpredictable advances.
Discuss.November 18, 2015 at 8:14 pm #364710
Pretty gross episode, but I liked it all the same. I guess the final season will push toward closing the hospital doors for good, or Dr. James going down for all she’s done prior to this. Laurie Metcalf is soooo great here. She would be more than deserving of Emmy recognition for this role. I’m really taken by how strong this ensemble is. I should have discovered this series sooner.
Grade for “Don’t Let It Get in You or on You”: B+November 22, 2015 at 12:51 am #364711
Episode Title: “No, I Don’t Want a F ucking Smiley Face”
Synopsis: Dr. James is caught off guard by workplace politics; a felon with cancer
arrives at the ward; Patsy’s mother visits; DiDi’s mother-in-law comes
to Dr. Billy Barnes for treatment.
Discuss.November 22, 2015 at 10:49 pm #364712
Rhea Perlman’s performance tonight should be locked for the Guest Actress nomination, perhaps even the win. Hilarious.November 29, 2015 at 9:56 am #364713
^ ^ ^ Yes, absolutely. Rhea Perlman showed how a pro does it from start to finish. She should have been recognized for her work on “The Mindy Project” by now too.
Also, June Squibb should have been nodded last season.November 29, 2015 at 9:57 am #364714
Episode Title: “Am I Still Me?”
Synopsis; Dr. James is plagued by complications on the day of her symposium; Patsy
embraces his truth; DiDi is caught between work and family; Dawn and
Dr. James see uncanny visions of themselves in two British visitors.
Discuss.December 5, 2015 at 5:24 pm #364715
That was probably this shows darkest episode ever, some heartbreaking performances.December 5, 2015 at 5:45 pm #364716
This is one of the best episodes I’ve seen them do. Laurie Metcalf should be locked into Lead Actress in a Comedy Series next year, and it’s sad that she’s not even in the conversation. All of the conflicting things going on in this episode kept me on edge. Birdie! :-((( Such a great ensemble that all delivered when the time came. I’ve always been taken with Alex Borstein’s presence here. I figured she would be the obvious go-to supporting actress contender, but then I see what Niecy Nash is doing as the heart of this series. The contrast between this role of hers and “Scream Queens” is pretty staggering. One is as deserving as the other, I think. Then there’s Mel Rodgriguez’s Patsy that I don’t quite know what to make of yet lol. The visiting British docs and the symposium competition sceens were all strong. Grant Bowler was given more to do, which was nice. June Squibb and Kristen Johnston next week! They’re really ending this with a bang! Maybe HBO will reconsider a fourth season. This is not a show that should be signing off in its prime.
Grade for “Am I Still Me?”: A