Nurse Jackie - The Complete Season 4
"Nurse Jackie" is more than just a show about a pill-popping nurse. The fourth season, available on Blu-ray, proves just that. Jackie (Edie Falco) explores sobriety and struggles under the regime of bureaucratic Dr. Cruz (Bobby Cannavale). As she tries to rehabilitate her life, she's confronted with all of the damage she helped create.
The arc of the show has reached an exciting new level. The season features upheavals at the hospital, Jackie's stint at rehab and huge changes including babies and divorces. It also features appearances by Laura Silverman, Rosie Perez, Carmelo Anthony and Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong.
The Blu-ray set of the series includes a few bonus features. There's a hilarious gag reel and commentaries by the cast and crew. The featurette "Cruz Control" shows Cannavale and his son Jake Cannavale discussing their takeover of the fourth season. It's interesting to see such a tender familial side of Cannavale who is known for playing such big characters. It also seems like Jake may end up a TV heartthrob just like his father.
"On the Floor at All Saints" focuses on the on and off-screen lives of some of the unsung actors on the show including Stephen Wallem (Thor), Arjun Gupta (Sam) and Lenny Jacobson (Lenny). It's great to see these actors get their due after 3 seasons but sadly we don't get to see interviews with Anna Deavere Smith or Merrit Weaver.
"Nurse Jackie" is an amazing insight into addiction and a truly entertaining series. The fourth season is a must-see.
"Nurse Jackie: The Complete Fourth Season"