Comedy

Comedy Clicks – USA Edition – Getting On

Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that was the American version of Jo Brands Comedy creation – Getting On

About the Show

Summary of Plot

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.- iMDB

Number of Seasons / Episodes

3 Seasons

Characters:


Laurie Metcalf – Dr Jenna James
Alex Borstein – Dawn Forchette
Niecy Nash – Didi Ortley
Mel Rodriguez – Patsy De La Serda

Trivia

  • Miguel Arteta directed both the first and last episode of the show.
  • 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.
  • U.S. take on the dark British comedy of the same name, created by Jo Brand.

Clips

Getting On Trailer

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