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HBO's 'Getting On': Why it's okay to laugh at old people

Yes, I know: you don’t want to watch a TV show about old people.

You don’t want to watch them dying, or worse, continuing to live in a hospital’s geriatric extended-care floor, with other patients who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s. And you definitely don’t want to see those old people using the chairs as toilets, or screaming at the nurses in a foreign language, or hooking up right there in the lounge, in full view of the hospital’s horrified staff.

You don’t want to watch these things because you probably think they’re sad. But on HBO’s new comedy, Getting On, which premieres Sunday, November 24 at 10pm, they’re actually pretty funny, too.


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