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Dopesick (2021)

3,99 69 votes

Show title: Dopesick

IMDb score: 8,6 (64.360)

Episodes: 8

Playing time: 8 hour and 13 minutes

Developed by: Danny Strong

Stars: Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard and Michael Stuhlbarg

Origin: United States

Releasedate: Wednesday 13 October 2021

First aired on: Hulu (Verenigde Staten)


This season is not available on US streaming services.

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Dopesick plot

In the heart of a small town in the state of Virginia, a portrait is painted of families affected by the opioid crisis in the United States. The portraits of the families and their intersecting stories hold up a mirror to where America is now. They shed hopeful light on the heroes battling the worst drug epidemic in American history. This goes from the boardrooms of Purdue Pharma to the corridors of the DEA.

Episodes Season 1 (2021)

  1. 1. First Bottle

    13 October 2021 (1 hour and 02 minutes)

  2. 2. Breakthrough Pain

    13 October 2021 (1 hour and 02 minutes)

  3. 3. The 5th Vital Sign

    13 October 2021 (58 minutes)

  4. 4. Pseudo-Addiction

    20 October 2021 (1 hour and 01 minute)

  5. 5. The Whistleblower

    27 October 2021 (1 hour and 03 minutes)

  6. 6. Hammer the Abusers

    3 November 2021 (1 hour)

  7. 7. Black Box Warning

    10 November 2021 (1 hour and 02 minutes)

  8. 8. The People vs. Purdue Pharma

    17 November 2021 (1 hour and 05 minutes)

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avatar van wwelover


  • 2532 messages
  • 3352 votes

Heavily impressed with Dopesick. Bizarre story of course and very well explained here. And what a cast. Especially Keaton and Dever

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avatar van Geenidee17


  • 12 messages
  • 54 votes

Strange...I saw the high score on MM and went to have a look. Apart from the terrible fact that the pharmaceutical industry is if necessary about corpses, I think this is a series that makes caricatures of people and their human behavior. The confused course over the years is also a reason for me that the series does not stick. Strange that the series scores so high, 2 stars is the maximum for me. And then only for the courage to raise the subject.

If this is an exemplary example of US people, then you hold your breath for society there...

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avatar van Suitehome


  • 461 messages
  • 340 votes

The largely fact-based drama Dopesick tells the story of a fictional mining town in Virginia, where the drug OxyContin is introduced. OxyContin is extremely addictive (ten times stronger than morphine), but is categorized as a mild pain reliever by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Creators Danny Strong (Empire) and Barry Levinson (City On A Hill, Rain Man) have turned it into a realistic and gripping drama.

Michael Keaton - long time back in a full-fledged series - is great as a local GP, as is Kaitlyn Dever (Unbelievable) as one of his patients. Michael Stuhlbarg (The Looming Tower, Fargo) also plays CEO Richard Sackler with a ruthless, careless drive. Dopesick's drama unfurls like a strangle snake. OxyContin's ruthless sales techniques and addictiveness ultimately lead to half a million deaths. That is why stories about courageous journalists, lawyers, whistleblowers and individuals cannot be told often enough.

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