Parents' Guide to

Nurse Jackie

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Mature, complex hospital dramedy isn't meant for kids.

TV Showtime Drama 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

Best show yet

This is for adults and it's so good. I came acrossed it and decided to give it a try. Omg love it. I got my sister hooked on it. Wish they would make more.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 17+

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (8):

On the surface, Nurse Jackie is just another hospital drama, albeit a good one -- kind of like ER with a lot more swearing. But at a deeper level, it's actually a show about pain management of all types, emotional as well as physical. Thanks to strong writing and a fully realized supporting cast, viewers learn more and more about Jackie and her demons as the series unfolds.

And whether you love her or hate her, you can't deny that she's one heck of a woman, a complex character who's both bad and good, wrong and right, sinner and saint.

TV Details

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