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How talented is Edie Falco? She's able to finesse a TV character -- in this case, an NYC nurse who pops pills and cheats on her husband -- who's just as unique as Carmela Soprano. Peter Facinelli also shines as a jerky doc in these 12 comedic episodes. Sweet extra: touching vignettes from real-life nurses. (Lionsgate, $40)

-- JOHN GRIFFITHS