"Nurses" is a compelling Canadian drama television series that first premiered on Global on January 6, 2020. Created by the team behind the acclaimed series "Rookie Blue," including Ilana Frank, Adam Pettle, Vanessa Piazza, and Tassie Cameron, the show follows the lives of a group of dedicated nurses at a bustling downtown Toronto hospital. With its intriguing plotline and well-rounded characters, "Nurses" quickly gained popularity and was renewed for a second season in early 2020.
Cast and Characters:
The series boasts an exceptional ensemble cast, led by talented actors such as Tiera Skovbye as Grace Knight, Natasha Calis as Ashley Collins, Jordan Johnson-Hinds as Keon Colby, Sandy Sidhu as Nazneen Khan, and Donald Maclean Jr. as Wolf Burke. The recurring characters also add depth and richness to the storyline, making "Nurses" a must-watch for fans of medical dramas.
Controversy Over "Achilles Heel" Episode:
While "Nurses" has been praised for its realistic portrayal of medical professionals, it faced controversy over the episode titled "Achilles Heel." The show's portrayal of Hasidic Jews was deemed as antisemitic by some members of the Jewish community. The episode depicted a Hasidic Jewish patient refusing a bone graft from a non-Jewish donor, based on false and dangerous stereotypes. In response to the outcry, NBC and Global removed the episode from their digital platforms.
"Nurses" premiered its season 1
with ten gripping episodes that aired from January 6, 2020, to March 20, 2020. The show's compelling storylines and well-crafted characters resonated with audiences, leading to the highly anticipated renewal for a second season. Season 2, consisting of ten more captivating episodes, aired from June 21, 2021, to August 29, 2021.
Broadcast and International Reception:
The series received widespread acclaim in Canada and was also picked up by NBC in the United States for a December 7, 2020 premiere. Additionally, "Nurses" found international success, with broadcasts in the Netherlands, Romania, and Brazil, further expanding its global fan base.
"Nurses" continues to captivate viewers with its gripping plotlines, well-rounded characters, and realistic portrayal of the challenges faced by healthcare professionals. Despite the controversy surrounding one of its episodes, the show remains a popular choice for fans of medical dramas. As the series continues to grow in popularity and acclaim, fans eagerly await news of a potential third season. If you enjoy heart-pounding medical drama with a touch of controversy, "Nurses" is the perfect show to add to your watchlist.