“Trust Me,” a four episode BBC series starring Jodie Whittaker, tells the story of a hardworking nurse who loses her job for whistleblowing and is forced to take drastic measures to provide for her daughter. This show first aired in England and Sweden earlier this year in August but will begin streaming on Hulu beginning December 1 at 2 AM.
This show is so intense to watch with distinct parallels to “Breaking Bad”—an otherwise rational person and upstanding member of society commits a crime. You are counting down the moments until they get caught. Just as it was for Walter White, all these people in her life are drawing closer and closer to the truth of what she's doing and you wonder every minute of the show if what you're seeing is going to be the moment that it all comes out. There were moments that I felt sick from the stress. Just what you want from a medical drama.
A lot of progressive-minded Americans who really want to believe that the NHS works well might be disappointed, because while the show doesn’t say that the NHS is not worth having, it does shine a light on the reality. Even the best systems have problems. But for those who might use this show as a political tool, it is still a work of fiction. Do the people who live in England have some bones to pick with the NHS? Absolutely, but no one there is debating whether or not they should have access to healthcare but rather what’s the best way to do it.
This is definitely a show worth watching. Try to avoid as many spoilers as you can because you'll enjoy it even more the less you know.