Ratched – N Series

Ratched is a new Netflix Series created by Ryan Murphy and Evan Romansky and starring Sarah PaulsonFinn WittrockCynthia Nixon. It is another installment of Murphy’s work (The Politician, Hollywood) under the five-year $300M contract signed with the streaming service in 2018. Murphy is known for Glee, Scream Queens and American Horror Story, among others.

Per IMDb: “In 1947, Mildred Ratched begins working as a nurse at a leading psychiatric hospital. But beneath her stylish exterior lurks a growing darkness.

Ratched is a prequel to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest focusing on the origins of the villainous nurse. This may be premature after watching only the first episode, but Ratched appears to be nothing more than another season of American Horror Story, and based on peer reviews a poor one at that. Some have praised its performances. Especially, Sarah Paulson who usually hits her mark. But the series appears to fall short (yet again) of the expectations that Netflix has for Murphy under this mega-deal. I’m not saying to stay away from it. Ryan Murphy has his own styling with a dedicated following. If you do enjoy American Horror Story, which tends to push the limit of sex and violence in television, then you’ll probably be satisfied with this installment too.

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