The first five seasons of Nurse Jackie is a very decent dramatic exploration into addition. The actress does a great job of portraying an addict. After season 5, it loses its direction and isn't worth the time, IMO.ESPECIALLY Nurse Jackie (but I haven't actually seen it).
But you have reminded me of something......
SCRUBS is probably my fave TV show of all time. Apart from it's amazing humour, it kinda is more accurate than anything else.
I've not seen Scrubs, I just know it's a comedy.
My favorite TV show is/was Breaking Bad. Great writing, great acting, great photography.
I have an uncle who, in the 1970s, manufactured methamphetamine in pill form. His product was so pure the DEA thought the pills were being siphoned from pharmaceutical stock and they spent a few years interrogating the wrong people. Eventually, after a snitch leaked, they found him and his six cohorts cranking out tabs in their lab (a full-blown chemical lab with vapor hoods and a pill press, not some BS in a bathtub) and crashed the place with a SWAT team.
During my junior year in college at UCSB, I get a call from my mother. "Your uncle is in the federal penitentiary in Lompoc. You should visit him." I make the appointment, drive up to Lompoc, and he comes into the visitation room looking tan, buff, clean shaven and with pep in his step.
"WTF?" I ask.
"They call this place 'Club Fed'. There's weights, tennis, small putting green, and three meals a day. All of Nixon's men are here, too. It's not that bad."
He gets out early on good behavior. Fast forward a many decades and his woman of 18 years leaves him. He's destitute, sad, etc. I make the 10-hour drive to his place to hang with him and love him up. He had this hillbilly TV setup: an old CRT television plugged into an old laptop with the white-red-yellow video cable for a signal. It was garbage. I haul his ass to Best Buy and buy him a nice Sony HDTV with sound bar and sub-woofer, and a 1-year Netflix membership.
The first show I pull up on Netflix is Breaking Bad. By the end of the first episode he was hooked, and it was hilarious to watch him dig into the show. He understood why they call it "binge watching".
He's 76 now. When he's not prepping equipment and repair teams at ASP, he builds & rides choppers. That woman is long gone from his rearview.