A family drama focused on three generations of women living together in Hartford, Connecticut. Amy Brenneman plays Amy Gray, who left New York City behind and now works as a family court ... See full summary »
Television medical drama in soap-opera style. Surgeons Jeffrey Geiger and Aaron Shutte battle valiantly for their patients, often coming into conflict with the hospital administration, run by Dr. Phillip Watters. Their cases are usually ethically complex, highly sensationalistic, and very melodramatic. Meanwhile, Jeffrey and Aaron, who are best friends, commiserate about the shambles their tumultuous personal lives have become.... Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
Premiered on a Thursday in the U.S., the same night as ER (1994). "Hope" was trounced in the ratings and moved to another night. Noah Wyle and Peter Berg appeared on each others shows in uncredited or voice-over roles. In one storyline, "Hope" did a commercial that looked exactly like the opening credits to ER (1994). See more »
Dr. Aaron Shutt:
[on why he didn't talk with his wife about the problems in their marriage]
I was happy! When you're happy and you're tired you go to sleep!
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In the 100th episode, names of executive producers Bill D'Elia and John Tinker were spelled "Bill Delia" and "John T'Inker". See more »
Life and times of doctors at Chicago Hope Hospital.
Chicago hope is one of the best medical dramas, and television shows in general, I have ever seen. The cast is amazing and includes some of Hollywood's top names. The show follows the lives of numerous doctors through their daily work and personal routines. The show tends to be very dramatic, but it has comedic elements. Each character has their own way of dealing with personal loss and trauma, which is a very common element in Chicago Hope. The characters are all different, with diverse personalities and temperaments. Though there is some jargon, it is mostly explained clearly and easy to follow. I find myself relating to some of the characters and their problems. The episodes are very touching and realistic. The on screen chemistry between the characters is incredible. A glimpse into the everyday life of a typical inner city hospital physician. Two thumbs way up!
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