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The Big C: Making Cancer Funny

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

Never has television programming had such commitment issues as it does when concerning the issue of cancer, which, according to late comedienne Gilda Radner, is “the most unfunny thing in the world.” First, as I wrote about yesterday, Walt White’s cancer went into remission on Breaking Bad. Then, in the second season of The Big [&hellip
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Nurse Jackie’s New Season Brings the Pain – In a Good Way

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

The last two seasons of Nurse Jackie increasingly strained credibility as its put-upon title character, Jackie Peyton, tried to balance problems with her husband, daughters and job all while desperately trying to cover up a controlling pill addiction and affair with the pharmacist who supplied her. It was a high wire act that show creators [&hellip
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