Explicit, darkly comic threats over the theft of a breakroom peach took the place of Nurse Ratched’s passive-aggressive manipulation of patients. And the villainous character’s symbolic place in popular culture as a representative of corruption and dehumanization within industrialized medicine, especially for anyone reliant on in-patient care, didn’t appear as important to the new series as ghoulish frights.
Also, Sharon Stone’s co-star was a monkey. Again.
Seeing as the Oscar-nominated actress has turned curious guest arcs on random shows into high art a time or two before, she