The film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, released in 1975, featured Louise Fletcher as the antagonistic character of Nurse Ratched. The tyrannical nurse, rigid and focused on order, left many of us wondering about this fictional character’s life before McMurphy’s fate intertwined with Ratched’s. Where did she come from, and what might possibly have led to her tendencies?
Luckily for fans, the Ratched series released in 2020 tells the backstory of Mildred Ratched’s work at the asylum. Ratched is played by Sarah Paulson this time. The show is set in the town of Lucia, located in Monterey County, California. While filming took place in various parts of California, the main focus is on Lucia.
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