Another Nurse Doesn't Like Nurse Jackie
"Jackie's choices struck me as too risky to be realistic," says Brown. We doubt she would so stringently assess the believability of, say, William Shatner's behavior on Boston Legal. She even asks, "if Jackie's going to live out a soap opera -- albeit one that is well written, with compelling personal stories -- why make Jackie a nurse?" Probably because nurses are a TV staple, or were till recently.
We know people don't like to see their own profession put in a bad light, but a nurse who just helps people and has a great attitude isn't that interesting. These days, not even our TV cops and movie super-heroes are unconflicted. The world doesn't give any of us enough respect, but hoping to get it from a TV show is a fool's errand. If Nurse Brown really needs it, though, there's always NurseTV.