Picks and Pans Review: Nurses
NBC (Saturdays, 9:30 P.M. ET)
This sitcom from the makers of Empty Nest and Golden Girls focuses on the staff of an anarchic Miami hospital ward. The solid ensemble cast is headed by Stephanie Hodge, Jeff Altman, Amelia Walker, Ada Maris and Mary Jo Keenen.
The focus is earthy (main topics so far are bloat, sex and bowel movements, all of which are made to seem equally unpleasant). The pacing is rat-a-tat-tat quick even if the humor is often forced. ("She fixed me up tonight with a doctor." "Well, it sounds like a step up from the pest-control guy.") Mostly, the show fits neatly into NBC's Saturday night lineup.
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