I wrote about one of my favorite TV shows, now in its final season.
What sticks with you is the odd sweetness that keeps creeping into this sour old hospital and the people who run it. As it shuffles toward its own end, Getting On has become a tribute to the last people we’ll ever meet. Flawed though they are, the doctors and nurses at the Billy Barnes Extended Care Unit usually do come through for their patients in the end, serving them with tenderness and mercy. Whatever calamities befall them along the way, the patients go in peace. For the hospital staff, there’s nothing to be done but pay their respects, and get on with it.