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Nurse Mildred Ratched
Dr. Richard Hanover
Nurse Betsy Bucket
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No longer a chilling avatar of implacable, self-satisfied state violence who needs no reason to exist other than that the system will always find people like her to keep running, Nurse Ratched is now just another poor, misunderstood antihero.
The name Ratched calls to mind words like "ratchet" and "wretched," but in this slick, inconsistent series she's more a jumble of qualities whose truths are coyly withheld from us.
Paulson's conniving, manipulative, but occasionally tender-hearted character is fun to watch, especially playing against an absolutely wonderful Cynthia Nixon.
While much of the series struggles with too many plotlines and Ratched's motivations often feel inconsistent, there are moments of genuine examination of how radical self-acceptance can help to heal trauma.
While the performances, particularly by Sarah Paulson, Cynthia Nixon and Finn Wittrock, can be gripping at times, they simply don't have the material a story like this really needed.
The key to enjoying Ratched, at least for a while, is to accept in your heart, soul and mind that the new Netflix series has almost nothing to do with One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
A quiet and manipulative killer is gripping. A brilliant temptress killer is even more interesting, and her name is Nurse Ratched.
If you are not a fan of Ryan Murphy's oeuvre, this series is not going to change your mind. But, if you like seeing talented actors populating a pulpy world of retro psychological noir, you will get a kick out of this series.
Audience Reviews for Ratched: Season 1
Jun 10, 2021Amazingly stylish, very much in the style of 50s thrillers. The score is sublime. I'm quite sure it's partly from some hitchkock movies. Some chharakters, like that of Charlotte Web are over the top. But all in all it's a very enjoyable ride that keeps you engaged
May 21, 2021The acting, the production and the visuals are the most remarkable elements. Sarah Paulson's acting is outstanding, although the characters becomes blander towards the end. The plot isn't extraordinary, but still manages the violent and calm moments very well and keeps you entertained throughout the eight episodes.
Apr 12, 2021I started this series as I enjoy Sarah paulsons acting skills. This was a very good series but I feel the ending let it down. I'm hoping that if it returns it explains the whole series a little better. All in all a good watch, quiet interesting.
Mar 27, 2021In the words of Vulture, "The longer you make the slog through its endless-feeling eight episodes the more it becomes apparent what a profound waste of time this exercise is." I'm so glad I quit watching after the 2nd episode. But so disappointed as well. Episode 1 was promising, but it became clear in the 2nd episode that this was not working out. The shiny veneer was interesting, but had nothing of substance under it.
Mar 11, 2021best series i've ever watched. the acting? flawless. the costumes? beautiful. the set design? so much attention to detail you wouldn't believe. all performances by the actors were breath-taking and not a single moment was unbelievable or seemed fake. a special mention to sarah paulson's perfect execution of a complex character who is vilified by the general public mainly due to kesey's misogynistic portrayal of her. watch it, and i guarantee you will not regret it
Mar 07, 2021Ratchet is quite a story, especially if you haven't seen Ryan Murphy creations before e.g.(American Horror Story) But it works as a compelling period drama designed to illustrate mental health issues, sexual hangups stemming from abuse, and medical torture. The cast is excellent, especially golden globe nominated Sarah Paulson . But the "tv oscar" goes to Finn Wittrock, who is astounding and terrifying and very likeable at the same time as Edmund. His scenes with Ratchet really make Season 1 worth watching.
Feb 13, 2021I hate watched this - style and acting great, everything else bad. Amateurish writing, plot holes and divergent story lines aplenty. Ugh.
Feb 07, 2021Absolute garbage. The writing is terrible, the characters are so unlikeable. I didn't believe for one minute that this was the original Nurse Ratched's backstory. Louise Fletcher must be pissed.
Feb 06, 2021A very great start, but not that breath taking towards the end. Still a really good show to binge watch.
Feb 06, 2021Some of those looking for - or expecting - a more "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" version of Nurse Ratched may be disappointed, but I was definitely not one of them. The cast gives top shelf performances. The series is also beautifully shot and stylized in a way that lends a degree of quirkiness to its both darkly-comic and darkly tender appeal. I've watched the full season and am keeping fingers crossed for a second.