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Getting On

Series Summary
Based on the BBC series of the same name, "Getting On" follows the daily lives of overworked nurses and doctors attending to the needs of elderly female patients at Mt. Palms Hospital in Long Beach, Calif. Even as they attempt to serve their charges in a rundown extended-care wing of a hospital mired in red tape, the staff members deal with life's complications and conflicting agendas, both professional and personal. The ragtag crew includes Dr. Jenna James, whose dreams of becoming a famous medical researcher died at Mt. Palms; Nurse Dawn, who might excel at her job if she didn't obsess over finding a boyfriend; Nurse DiDi, an example of how one's easy rapport with patients should inspire co-workers but doesn't; and Patsy De La Serda, a supervising nurse of ambiguous sexuality.

Air Dates: 2013 - Present

Genres: Sitcom

Network: HBO

  • Season 2, Ep. 6 : Doctor Death Dec 14, 2014

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    The staff's future is jeopardized by disturbing news about the hospice program; Dawn is caught between two suitors; DiDi takes her salary issues to Jenna.

  • Season 2, Ep. 5 : The Revolving Admit Door Dec 7, 2014

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    DiDi struggles when her younger sister fills in at Billy Barnes; Jenna gets a new look; Patsy lets an award go to his head; the staff has issues while discharging a patient.

  • Season 2, Ep. 4 : The 7th Annual Christmas Card Competition Nov 30, 2014

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    One of Jenna's photos mistakenly makes its way into the Christmas card competition; DiDi is tempted by a visiting doctor; a patient with terminal cancer proposes a final solution; Patsy and Dawn's relationship is strained.

  • Season 2, Ep. 3 : Turnips ... North Day ... Yes, Yes Nov 23, 2014

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    A server crash leads to disaster for the staff; DiDi steps on Dr. Stickley's toes; Dr. James struggles to get through to a deaf patient; Dawn buys a cello.

  • Season 2, Ep. 2 : Is Soap a Hazardous Substance? Nov 16, 2014

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    DiDi takes on more responsibilities when a hospice program is introduced; Dawn considers her future; Patsy has a medical emergency; an alcoholic patient seeks a loophole in her doctor's orders.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • [The characters] are sympathetic even when unlovable. The dialogue and physical gross-out moments are equally frank. And hilarious. show more

  • In a sea of formulaic comedies, this stands out as a lifeboat worth clinging to. show more

  • Adapted from the British series of the same name, Getting On is billed as a comedy, but the show's setting, a neglected geriatric rehabilitation ward, is such an overwhelmingly depressing environment that much of the offbeat humor ends up flatlining. show more

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