I hear you. I could have some sympathy for her too if she was just “herding cats” all day (I have some experience herding two-legged cats). But that bitch was evil.
I’ve watched the first episode of Rachett. I’ll watch them all and I’m sure it’ll be a good story.
However, at this limited exposure, I’m not sure about how I feel about this Mildred. It feels like they tried to make it closer to an American Horror Story, based on the beginning and ending scenes.
It feels like they want to make a scary thriller, with a nurse as the main character, and Mildred was the only name the writers could come up with that had a name that people would recognize.
Younger people won’t even know that. To them her name just sounds like someone clearing their throat.
Back to the movie, since it’s fresh in my mind. The young nurse who was her assistant? I felt like she had issues too. She willingly watched everything going on, and she never showed anything on her face.
I also wondered about the choice of Scatman as the night nurse. I don’t remember in the book if the person was a black man.
OFOTCN was written in 1962, the film in 1975.
When McMurphy’s girlfriend and her friend showed up, I wonder if they were trying to emphasize the girls loose morals by presenting the friend as someone who was willing to go off with a black man.
That certainly wouldn’t happen if the setting was today. If she slept with him race wouldn’t have anything to do with it. But back in 1962?
I just now realized when I watched it in 1975 when I would have been 16 or 17, I never put it together that these 2 were prostitutes.