Set in a geriatric extended care wing of a down-at-the-heels hospital, Getting On follows put-upon nurses, anxious doctors and administrators as they struggle with the darkly comic, ...
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On the day of her 'Sympoosium,' Dr. James is plagued by unexpected complications. Patsy embraces his truth, and DiDi finds herself caught between her work and family. Dawn and Dr. James see uncanny ...
Set in a geriatric extended care wing of a down-at-the-heels hospital, Getting On follows put-upon nurses, anxious doctors and administrators as they struggle with the darkly comic, brutally honest and quietly compassionate realities of caring for the elderly. Written by
While guests on "Fresh Air with Terry Gross," show-runners Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer said that they named the Billy Barnes Extended Care Facility after the same Billy Barnes who wrote the popular song "(Have I Stayed) Too Long at the Fair," since the title and the lyrics of the song express some of the themes of the show. One of the stars of the show, Ann Morgan Guilbert, got her start in show business in The Billy Barnes Revue, Barnes's musical and sketch comedy revue from the late 1950s and early 1960s which introduced that song. See more »
I rarely contribute reviews. I felt compelled to add to the (mere!) 11 reviews posted.
This show is such a gem. It is genuinely funny, the cast is spot-on stellar, and it has a a heartfelt center (without being sentimental). Niecy Nash is a stand-out. She steels many of her scenes. I only know Alex Borstein from MadTV and family guy; she surprises here with really great acting chops. Her dead-pan delivery takes the humor up a level. Laurie Metcald is a hoot as the neurotic doctor. Her characterization is eerily cemented in reality (unfortunately).
I can't recommend this enough. I hope it gets a strong following and continues for a few more seasons.
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