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Friday, July 31, 2009

Wendy & Lisa called 'geniuses' by Nurse Jackie Creator!

Linda Wallem and Liz Brixius, the co-creators of the great Showtime drama, Nurse Jackie, were recently interviewed by about their hit show. The interview is very interesting and is worth the read! For example, Wallem and Brixius discuss their past relationship together and their ability to work together post break-up (hmmm... that story sounds a bit familiar). They also discuss the representation of gays and lesbians in television as well as their close friendship with Melissa Etheridge.

During the interview, the Nurse Jackie creators also compliment the ladies who write the score for the show, Wendy and Lisa. Below is the excerpt where Linda Wallem talks about having the ‘geniuses’ score the show as well as how Wendy and Lisa reacted to the last 4 episodes of the show! After reading that, I can’t wait to see those episodes!

Excerpt from ‘Interview with "Nurse Jackie" creators Linda Wallem and Liz Brixius’:

LW: One of my favorite things is that we have Wendy (Melvoin) and Lisa (Coleman), who do our music. We love them and still can’t believe we have them. They’re just geniuses.

One of the most fun things was when Lizzie and I went over to their studio and we had just finished shooting and brought the last four episodes over and sat there and watched them with Wendy and Lisa. They hadn’t seen them and hadn’t scored them yet.

So we’re sitting there and Lisa’s jaw is on the floor and Wendy is saying, “Jackie! No!” It was hilarious and thrilling to see their reactions.

So I’ll just say that the last four episodes kind of blew Wendy and Lisa’s heads off, and I think they will for everyone else too. I don’t want to give anything away, but it’s great. And it sets us up beautifully for what’s going to happen in season two.

As previously mentioned, you should really read the interview in its entirety! It is very candid, interesting, and insightful. You can find the article here: Interview with "Nurse Jackie" creators Linda Wallem and Liz Brixius

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