Even though Nurse Jackie has always been a bit more dramedy than full-blown comedy, the season 4 premiere certainly throws itself into a more dramatic slot. The show is still “enjoyable” to watch, but the subject matter is getting more serious and dark, and treads more into House territory.
With her marriage now ending, a crumbling addiction problem and no singular source for emotional stability, Jackie finally decides to check into rehab. The timing couldn’t be better since she picked up a guy in the hospital chapel and he ends up dead in her living room (because of drugs). Her 28-day trip to “Disneyland” may come at a bad time for her boss Akalitus, but Akaliatus knows what’s going on and is proud of Jackie’s decision.
Outstanding Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire Mad Men
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jon Hamm, Mad Men Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Oustanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Ouststanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire Margo Martindale, Justified
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Mad Men, “The Suitcase.” Written by Matthew Weiner Friday Night Lights, Jason Katim
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire, “Pilot.” Directed by Martin Scorsese
Documentarian Morgan Spurlock hosted the Current TV special, "50 Documentaries to See Before You Die."
Current TV’s special “50 Documentaries to See Before You Die,” is a bit of a misleading title. All of the documentaries are from 1988 on, essentially just highlighting pieces from the past two decades. Host Morgan Spurlock helps assist with the countdown, also traveling across the country catching up with some of the subjects of the showcased documentaries.
50. Spellbound (2002)
49. Truth or Dare (1991)
48. The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)
47. One Day in September (1999)
46. Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1998)
45. The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1988)
44. Burma VJ (2008)
43. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)
42. Catfish (2010)
41. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)