And while Paulson's Ratched is more expressive than her film counterpart, the supporting cast is even more over-the-top than she is. Daredevil's Vincent D'Onofrio, for example, who plays California Governor George Wilburn, is a one-note character who just bellows and hollers inappropriate things in every scene he's in. Another example is Sharon Stone's Lenore Osgood, an eccentric aristocrat with a monkey for a pet and a sadistic bilateral amputee for a son. Sure, Stone and D'Onofrio deliver their respective lines with gusto and as much charm as they can muster, but by the end of the series they come off as cartoonish characterizations rather than fully-formed individuals.
Season 1 of Netflix's Ratched features an all-star lineup of actors, and a stunning display of gorgeous set designs and costumes. However, even with all of its visual glitz and glamour, Ratched fails to capture what made the infamous nurse so memorable in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, choosing to focus on style over strong character development.
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