This Week In Home Entertainment: Game Of Thrones, Nurse Jackie And More

By Jessica Rawden 2014-02-19 07:09:14discussion comments
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Nurse Jackie: Season 5 Blu-ray
Like Game Of Thrones, it’s been quite some time since fans have seen new episodes of Nurse Jackie. Showtime’s hit comedy is headed into Season 6 this April, and before then fans can relive episodes with the brand new Season 5 Blu-ray set. Unlike Game of Thrones, the set doesn’t come with a lot of splashy extras, although Lionsgate has made sure to splash the show’s Emmy wins and nominations all over the Blu-ray box.

Anyone in the know about Nurse Jackie probably understands that the series has dropped from 12 to 10 episodes over the past couple of years, although that hasn’t particularly reflected in the set’s list price. Still, Season 5 offers 10 tightly scripted episodes, following Jackie as she deals with her first year of post-rehab sobriety and the various challenges she faces in her work and personal life as a result of her recent sobriety. It sounds like some tough shit to slog through, but let’s not forget that Nurse Jackie is a comedy, and Edie Falco just gets better and better in the role.

Showtime often lets shows run longer on the subscription cable network than they need to, and while Nurse Jackie’s Season 5 is a little uneven, it’s only because the new season is not really a comedy about an over-the-top addict. Luckily or unluckily, addicts are always good for falling off the wagon, and Season 5’s predictable but excellent finale sets fans up for a wild and wacky Season 6, which is hitting the schedule, soon. In the meantime, you can check out some more of this week’s releases, below. Unless otherwise noted, releases are available on both Blu-ray and DVD.

Other February 18 Titles
Fantastic Mr. Fox Criterion Collection Blu-ray
Dragon Ball Z: Season 2
Foreign Correspondant Criterion Collection Blu-ray
Terry Fator: Live in Concert DVD
Hellbenders 3D Blu-ray 3D
Gentle Ben: Season 2 DVD

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