"Things That Hurt" centers around the Lewis family, brought together after their patriarch, Dr. Edward Lewis, is diagnosed with Alzheimer's. His wife, Mona, drinking heavily and "numbing herself, is joined by her son Ronald and daughter Karen and an observer to this chaos; Beverly a Nurse who was hired after the diagnosis. Edward announces that he’s considering assisted suicide to eliminate the eventual suffering. The family, outraged, convinces Edward to change his mind and six years later, find themselves bearing the consequences of this decision. Tensions bubble over as a violent Edward is kicked out of the assisted Living Home and returns to his family home for care. The show features Taurean Blacque, Claudette Alexander-Thomason, Tanya Freeman, Nysa Loudon and Robb Douglas.