It's not really, because nothing happens in 'nursing school'. It is just so bad told, that it feels like that. Erik and Anna's paths had separated, when he will have to go to Canada to complete his education after being expelled from the nursing school, dr. Neergaards lady announces that she wants a divorce, when she returns home from the Ship and you sense a budding rebellion by students against the rigid rules of the hospital. And søreme there was also found a tapeworm!
But it all gets handed in so stivbenet shape, it is still by yawning jaws of the led. Even a death feels oddly extraneous, the character who was killed, had never been able to attach itself in our consciousness, but was just another random passers-by in the limp written manuscript.
I know that it is not the intention with 'nursing school', that we must sit out on the edge of the couch out of sheer excitement, but therefore one need not to go in the diametrically opposite direction and do everything to lull the viewers completely in sleep. For there is, as I said, enough to address in the show's universe - which you so seemingly quite deliberately avoiding to make.
The primary reason for the lack of empathy is, however, the completely believable characters that are taken directly out of a Danish comedies from the 1950s, which generally seems to be the aesthetic model here. Just as in the 'fawlty towers' is a nostalgic picture postcard of a Denmark that never existed, where any problems and any psychological profile could be read in a few seconds.
of course, It is an easy world to navigate in, what probably is a big part of the explanation of both american major success, but to me it seems incredibly lacking in ambition.
Medv.: Molly Egelind, Morten Hee Andersen, Anette Støvelbæk, Jens Jørn Spottag, etc.