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Getting On 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2013–2015)
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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, ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Laurie Metcalf ...  Dr. Jenna James 18 episodes, 2013-2015
Alex Borstein ...  Dawn Forchette 18 episodes, 2013-2015
Niecy Nash ...  Didi Ortley 18 episodes, 2013-2015
Mel Rodriguez ...  Patsy De La Serda 17 episodes, 2013-2015
Ann Morgan Guilbert ...  Birdy Lamb 15 episodes, 2013-2015
Brandon Fobbs ...  Antoine Robertson 15 episodes, 2013-2015
Mark Harelik ...  Dr. Paul Stickley 14 episodes, 2013-2015
Lindsey Kraft ...  Marguerite Macaw 14 episodes, 2013-2015
Joel Johnstone ...  Dr. Andrew Cesario 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Patricia Scanlon ...  Paula Pepperell 8 episodes, 2013-2015
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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 Anonymous

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Caring for their patients even if it kills them. See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Getting On - Fiese alte Knochen See more »

Filming Locations:

Pasadena, California, USA

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Niecy Nash originally auditioned for the role of Dawn, but reading the script she was more interested on Didi, and asked to audition for that role. There was an initial resistance from the producers, but they finally let her do it and loved her so much that they cast her for Didi. See more »

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Remake of Getting On (2009) See more »

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Quirky, funny, with flashes of real life...
18 December 2014 | by kasey_coffSee all my reviews

I find myself identifying with the 'oldsters' in the show as much as anything. There are some genuine insights, both from the staff of the hospital dealing with the seniors and from the seniors themselves, looking out from the inside.

The show is well cast and the characters are becoming more developed as time passes; the seasons are short for this program and that limits the screen time the writers can devote to the characters, but even so they are becoming more real with each episode.

The writing is spare and deft. The jokes are subtle, rather than belabored; sometimes you have to think fast.

Dry and witty with the occasional belly laugh and some tender, wistful moments - I suppose it is a dark comedy, but semisweet rather than bitter. Give it a fair trial.


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