Wakefield (2021)

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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age 16+

Dark Aussie comedy deals with mental health, some language.

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age 15+

Some dumb waste of time spots 90% entertaining!(not easy for ME)

Are there areas that could’ve been left-out entirely, and used those minutes for a bit more good dialogue? YIP! *I* LOVE this series. It’s an uncommon focus~~the nurse rather than doctor. There are mini stories (all the other ‘patients’) within the main series itself. Real-life info/real-life mh tactics ARE used, AND/BUT could have been explored and delved into more. (But only 8episodes?! Should’ve chosen a more specific topic/area/ WITHIN the MH category as Nik’s ‘specialty. Even though I enjoyed watching him interact with each patient’s different need (although SOME were merely backdrops with whom NOBODY, none of the ‘nurses’ interacted with AT ALL, which didn’t feel right as I watched. I felt there were too many minutes, per episode, of his ‘straying-off’ & tap dancing. The first 2 episodes ‘ivy’ was a HUGE focus, but then COMPLETELY & TOTALLY disappeared, not ever even mentioning her or her situation ever again. Just didn’t feel right. ‘Nik’ this gifted NP, played by ‘Rudi’, works so perfectly & beautifully—HE is so easy to look at and watch.

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