Dopesick is an American miniseries built upon the story of the book Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company penned by Beth Macy. The series falls under the genre of drama and has been fabricated by Danny Strong. Dany Strong, John Goldwyn, Warren Littlefield, Karen Rosenfelt, Barry Levinson, Beth Macy, and Michael Keaton with the aid of Danny Strong Productions, John Goldwyn Productions, The Littlefield Company, and 20th Television production companies.
Out of the 8 episodes, 3 have already been aired on the Hulu network on October 13, 2021. The series depicts how people, to get relief from their sufferings, gets addicted to opioid.
What is the Buzz About?
Not every audience watch series for entertainment purpose. If you expect to be happy or witness some exciting or adventurous episodes, you should not watch this series. However, it can be said, Dopesick is not a series that should be missed. It is highly based on true incidents, and thus to enlighten yourself with some general facts, and the series is a must-watch.
The series revolves around the Sackler family and Purdue Pharma. To increase their wealth, they invented a painkiller named Oxycontin and eventually made the huge mass of the population addicted to it to get relief from their pain. The series is neither exciting nor pleasing and can be boring at times, and certain areas are too complicated and have ample flashbacks, making it all hard to be understood.
It would be best if you had a lot of patience to understand the whole plot. The series, however, reflects the reality of humans and their extent to risk others’ lives just for the sake of getting rich. A number of characters and their lives are portrayed in the series, such as Betsy, a mere coal miner.
To get relief from her back pain, she gets Oxycontin and gets addicted to it soon: Samuel Finnix, a doctor to gets, indulges in such addiction unknowingly. Rosario Dawson plays a vital role who tries to stop the sale of Oxycontin in the market but fails initially. The individual stories seem to be interestingly placed in the plot and do provide relevance to the story.
Is it Worth Watching?
The series might seem confusing as it has a lot to absorb, both in terms of incidents as well as a whole lot of characters, yet it can be said that the series is a must-watch. The audience can witness how Purdue Pharma, despite knowing the risks of Oxycontin, prescribed it and gained a huge profit. In the era of pandemics, such a series is a must-watch as people did try to avoid hearing the risks and suffered its consequences.
Where to Watch?
You can watch Dopesick’s episodes on the Hulu network. However, from November, international fans can watch the series on Disney+, Disney+ Hotstar, and Star+.
There are a total of 8 episodes, and 3 of them are already out. The 4th episode will be available to watch on October 20, 2021, and the 5th one will release a week late, that is, on the 27th. To know the exact date and details, stay tuned with us.