Getting on

Getting on

The Complete First Season

DVD - 2014
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Set in a women's extended-care unit of a California hospital, the story follows the daily lives of a ragtag staff assigned to care for elderly patients who are, well, getting on. Nurse DiDi is the no-nonsense newbie, Unit veteran Nurse Dawn is tasked with training DiDi, but winds up obsessing over male Supervising Nurse Patsy. Disgruntled Dr. Jenna James continues her above-it-all temper tantrums despite being given a fresh start.
Publisher: New York, NY : HBO Home Box Office, ©2014.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (180 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm.
Alternative Title: Getting on : season 1 [dvd]

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Franln Oct 15, 2016

Well done show. Funny and smart yet touching and serious at times. Kinda reminds me of The Office.

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Jan 02, 2016

not as funny as it could have been. Pretty juvenile characters, especially Laurie Metcalfe. Good storyline, but poorly presented.

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JoannaWright
Dec 05, 2015

I was so psyched to discover this show via EPL's new titles listings when I saw the cast. Thankfully the content lived up to their talent with roles allowing them to show how versatile they can be with understated but richly nuanced performances. Nothing is predictable, yet everything makes organic sense as their relationships and situations develop. I'm amazed it was so quick to get on hold - the wait list should be at least dozens deep.

JCLJanineM Sep 14, 2015

A well-pitched dark comedy that illustrates how bureaucracy interferes with patient care in institutional settings. On a sliding scale I would place it halfway between "The Office" and "Nurse Jackie."

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jimg2000
Feb 20, 2015

Harassing yet rewarding occupation for a small team of overworked diverse staffs inside a LA hospital geriatric ward, based on a BBC series of the same name. These reviews from wikipedia are dead on:

In a highly positive review, San Francisco Chronicle contributor David Wiegand said, "There is a brilliant mix of poignancy and hilarity in Getting On, which is why it all works so well."

Todd VanDerWerff of The A.V. Club wrote "Getting On captures the drudgery of work and life in this ward, but it also catches glimpses of the beauty, and it’s in those moments that it feels like a series that deserves better than it’s going to get."

Monuu Dec 30, 2014

I enjoyed watching this show, it's like a dark comedy on hospitals and their staff. The acting was really good, Niecy Nash showed a more serious side to her acting. Laurie Metcalf (Jackie from Roseanne) did a good job playing Dr. Jenna James.

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jimg2000
Feb 20, 2015

Dawn: What he said was that he's not in love with me, but that he sort of loves me.
Dawn: Will you stop whisper-yelling at me!
Dawn: We need to be respectful on out patient's sexual bill of rights.

Dr. James: No, no, you don't need to diet. You just need to lose a few pounds.

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jimg2000
Feb 20, 2015

Right off the bat, a mini crisis:

Dawn: Technically, because it's a potential agent of infection, we would have Environmental Services come down to collect it. But the backlog is horrendous, so I'm just gonna ahead and have you red-bag it.
Didi: If it'll make it quicker, I could just pick it up with a Kleenex, wipe off the chair with some bleach. Boom.
Dawn: You can't. That might be
what you do at home, but you cannot do that in the hospital. There's just certain protocol.

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Monuu Dec 30, 2014

Monuu thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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