Hawthorne has been one of my favourite new shows to watch this summer! I had heard about the series and knew that it starred Jada Pinkett Smith (who is a well-known actor as well as the wife of another well-known actor, Will Smith). When I began watching the series I was captivated by Pinkett Smith – it actually took me a few episodes to fully recognize her because she plays her role so well that I didn’t recognize her at first!
Pinkett Smith plays Christina Hawthorne, a Chief Nursing Officer at a large hospital. As Hawthorne, she battles daily against all of the issues surrounding modern medical care – dealing with patients, dealing with administration and dealing with her staff. There are some recurring themes that arise throughout the season in relation to both her personal and professional life. Through it all, she stays true to herself and what she believes.
I also like the supporting cast in this series. According to the website, “the series also stars Michael Vartan (Alias) as Dr. Tom Wakefield, Richmond Trinity’s Chief of Surgery who helped Christina’s husband during the last stages of his cancer; Suleka Mathew (Men in Trees) as Bobbie Jackson, a fellow nurse and one of Christina’s best friends; David Julian Hirsh (Lovebites) as Ray Stein, a nurse struggling with being accepted in a female-dominated profession; Christina Moore (90210) as Candy Sullivan, a nurse with a patriotic sense of duty; Vanessa Lengies (American Dreams) as Kelly Epson, who continues to find her footing as a nurse; and Hannah Hodson (TNT’s The Ron Clark Story) as Christina’s daughter Camille.”
I think Hawthorne is a great series and I can’t wait to see what happens next!
Hawthorne airs on Tuesdays at 9 PM (8 Central). The season finale is on Tuesday so don’t forget to watch!
To celebrate this show, one lucky US reader is going to receive a Hawthorne inspired prize: a retractable badge holder.
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