1,612 votes


Netflix 2020

An origins story, beginning in 1947, which follows Ratched's journey and evolution from nurse to full-fledged monster tracking her murderous progression through the mental health care system.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Ratched

Ratched - S1E5

#1 - The Dance


Season 1 - Episode 5

Promoted to head nurse, Ratched plans a dance at the hospital and invites Gwendolyn to be her companion. Lenore makes Ratched an offer.

The episode was rated from 629 votes.

Ratched - S1E4

#2 - Angel of Mercy (2)


Season 1 - Episode 4

Ratched helps Edmund find an outlet for his urges and offers her services to Wainwright. Tired of living a lie, Gwendolyn leaves her husband.

The episode was rated from 649 votes.

Ratched - S1E7

#3 - The Bucket List


Season 1 - Episode 7

Rivals put a plan into action as secrets from the past surface, and Hanover takes a risk that pays off for Ratched.

The episode was rated from 595 votes.

Ratched - S1E6

#4 - Got No Strings


Season 1 - Episode 6

Lovers on the lam seek refuge at an abandoned farmhouse. When Ratched attends a marionette show, traumatic childhood memories come rushing back.

The episode was rated from 627 votes.

Ratched - S1E3

#5 - Angel of Mercy (1)


Season 1 - Episode 3

When a woman from his past puts a price on his head, Hanover reveals a dark secret to Ratched. Nurse Bucket administers a brutal treatment.

The episode was rated from 676 votes.

Ratched - S1E8
#6 - Mildred and Edmund
Season 1 - Episode 8

One month later, Ratched fights to save Edmund from the electric chair while dreaming of a new life with Gwendolyn.

The episode was rated from 588 votes.
Ratched - S1E2
#7 - Ice Pick
Season 1 - Episode 2

Dr. Hanover demonstrates a cutting-edge procedure. Ratched visits a survivor of Edmund's massacre and joins Gwendolyn on an outing in Monterey.

The episode was rated from 736 votes.
Ratched - S1E1
#8 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1

Nurse Mildred Ratched seeks employment at Lucia State Hospital as it prepares to admit a new psychiatric patient: notorious killer Edmund Tolleson.

The episode was rated from 924 votes.

Last updated: may 06, 2022



Blown away! This is not just a reboot of the nurse from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, but an homage the New Cinema Era and the psychological thriller. I am seeing and hearing notes from Hitchcock, Brian De Palma (the split screen and wipes), Neo Noir, Post World War II America, the hair, hats, fashion and car culture of the 40s. If you are a cinephile like me, this series feels familiar in so many scenes. I am especially loving the moral ambiguity of the protagonist. Anti-Hero? Hero? Victim? Sadist? I am so looking forward to this journey and character arc. I'm hooked!


Love this, is amazingly dark. So much roller coaster or backstabbing. [spoiler] Didn't expect main role to have that big character development.[/spoiler].


All in all, wonderful. I wasn't quite on board with the last episode or so, somehow it had lost the bite, or maybe it wasn't as planned out as the rest. Still, remarkably enjoyable show.


The first Season has a really strong start but gets weaker with its last episodes. To be frank, I'm not sold on the turn the story took. Most of characters are really well written and their dynamics are interesting and believable, yet one or two in particular are really quite ridiculous and destroy the immersion. The best thing about the series so far is the directing and editing. An homage to the era the series takes place in. A lot of the shots were interestingly composed, the colours beautifully and appropriately edited. The gore is woven into the scenery with creativity and charm which makes it a lot more disturbing and interesting to watch. The actors are strong as well and pulled the a little outdated style of acting from the 40s off which, once getting used to, is really entertaining. I'm looking forward to the next season, however, sadly not as much as I was hoping to due to the weak characters and plot points in the last couple episodes.


I've only watched episode 1 so far and I can't wait to watch the rest. Paulson gives another riveting performance. And the mindset of Nurse Ratched is quite fascinating. It is fascinating to see how fluid Ratched's morals are.


If you love β€žThe Knickβ€œ u will like Ratched


Well, that was boring. It's Netflix, I should've known.


Absolutely fantastic, dark show! At the risk of sounding sexist, I think it's a shame they [spoiler] killed off all the good male characters, while the women felt safe (Of course there are a few exceptions). [/spoiler] I'm obviously not against a show with strong female leads, but this took it almost too far, to the point where I could see how it would end because of it. There was also constantly sexist remarks from the women, and the males are written as literally being too weak to stand up for themselves. (Obviously written by a feminist) This is especially unrealistic considering the time period, where I imagine it would be quite the opposite. The final episode was by far the weakest one, as most the plot lines had already been resolved in episode 7. A shame it couldn't keep the tempo all the way to the finish line, but still I think this show was brilliant and deserves a 9/10 rating.


Have to say I enjoyed watching this. Will be interesting to see if a second series (if it happens) can live up to the first. I'd agree with some of the other comments, it does look a bit like AHS


Fascinating .. a little bit sluggish at time.


Sarah Paulson absolutely shines in this role and she is probably the main reason I'm choosing to rate this so high. If I was to dissect this then there wasn't much to the actual story but the style choices and the cast along with the amazing cinematography is what made me love this.


This show was incredible! Sarah Paulson bringing her A-game yet again. Stellar cast all together. Eerie story with characters that all served a purpose to the story. There was some gore, some humor, something for everyone truly.


I was a blown away by this mini series, it was gorey, suspenfill, and sad all in one. the last episode had me in tears, and shock. Definitely a good watch. May be a little disturbing to some.

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