Salon.com's television critic Heather Havrilevsky has a nice article about Showtime's Monday-premiering Nurse Jackie, and the whole half-hour dramedy format. You can read the article here. She brings up some cogent points about the genre that is so popular now -- Weeds, United States of Tara, now Nurse Jackie, among others -- and it will be fascinating to see how the form evolves. At least for now it certainly appears to be the one of the very best ways to see tremendous actresses like Mary Louise Parker, Toni Collette and now Edie Falco do their stuff.
We're excited about the Nurse Jackie around here, and I didn't want to neglect to mention the charismatic actor Haaz Sleiman who co-stars as Nurse Jackie's male nurse friend Mo-Mo. If you haven't seen last year's movie The Visitor (for which Richard Jenkins received a Best Actor Oscar nomination), you should, and you'll fall in love with Sleiman in it.
Nurse Jackie premieres tomorrow night on Showtime!