Ratched (2020)

A bonus episode (spoiler-free and spoiler-ific) covering the new Netflix series Ratched, starring Sarah Paulson as a monster in the making.

How could we not cover a new addition to the Ryan Murphy Cinematic Universe. 

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

We're joined by The Independent's and The Next Supremes' Clarisse Loughrey to discuss the whole series in detail.

The first part of the episode is spoiler free, and from 0:23:43 we will go into a spoilerific discussion about the show. 

The show is created by Evan Romansky based on Ken Kesey’s novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and works as a prequel to the 1975 film of the same name.

Ratched stars Sarah Paulson in the title role of Nurse Ratched, alongside Finn Wittrock, Jon Jon Briones, Judy Davis, Harriet Harris, Cynthia Nixon, Charlie Carver, Sophie Okonedo, Corey Stoll, Hunter Parrish, Amanda Plummer and Sharon Stone. 

Ratched is streaming now on Netflix.


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