ER (1994–2009)

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The work and lives of a group of emergency room doctors in Chicago.

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 Dr. John Carter / ... (254 episodes, 1994-2009)
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 Dr. Kerry Weaver (250 episodes, 1995-2009)
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 Nurse Chuny Marquez (219 episodes, 1995-2009)
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 Nurse Malik McGrath (190 episodes, 1994-2009)
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 Nurse Abby Lockhart / ... (189 episodes, 1999-2009)
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 Dr. Luka Kovac (185 episodes, 1999-2008)
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 Nurse Haleh Adams (184 episodes, 1994-2009)
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 Dr. Mark Greene (182 episodes, 1994-2008)
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 Dr. Peter Benton / ... (173 episodes, 1994-2009)
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 Doris Pickman (168 episodes, 1994-2009)
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 Dr. Elizabeth Corday (160 episodes, 1997-2009)
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 Pamela Olbes (149 episodes, 1995-2009)
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 Dr. Susan Lewis (142 episodes, 1994-2009)
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 Jerry Markovic (137 episodes, 1994-2009)
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 Dr. Gregory Pratt (136 episodes, 2002-2009)
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 Nurse Carol Hathaway (136 episodes, 1994-2009)
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 Dr. Neela Rasgotra / ... (129 episodes, 2003-2009)
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 Frank Martin / ... (129 episodes, 1994-2009)
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 Nurse Samantha Taggart (128 episodes, 2003-2009)
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 Nurse Lily Jarvik (127 episodes, 1994-2009)
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 Dr. Robert Romano (126 episodes, 1997-2008)
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 Dr. Jing-Mei Chen / ... (120 episodes, 1995-2004)
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 Dwight Zadro (117 episodes, 1995-2009)
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 Nurse Lydia Wright (113 episodes, 1994-2009)
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 Nurse Connie Oligario (113 episodes, 1994-2003)
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 Dr. Archie Morris (112 episodes, 2003-2009)
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 Dr. Doug Ross (109 episodes, 1994-2009)
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 Jeanie Boulet (103 episodes, 1995-2008)
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Michael Crichton has created a medical drama that chronicles life and death in a Chicago hospital emergency room. Each episode tells the tale of another day in the ER, from the exciting to the mundane, and the joyous to the heart-rending. Frenetic pacing, interwoven plot lines, and emotional rollercoastering is used to attempt to accurately depict the stressful environment found there. This show even portrays the plight of medical students in their quest to become physicians. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Because the original credits were abandoned in season 13, neither Maura Tierney or Parminder Nagra were seen with the "Starring" moniker attached to their name, although they were each the lead roles for a time. John Stamos, Angela Bassett, and David Lyons were depicted in the opening credits just once, when the original style was brought back for the series finale See more »

Goofs

Doctors and nurses frequently wear their stethoscopes backwards - with the binaural pointed toward the back of the head rather than the face - while listening to heart or lung sounds. In reality, this would not allow the listener to hear ANYTHING, as sound would be transmitted into the skin at the back of the outer ear rather than down the ear canal. See more »

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[Ross is a pediatrician]
Dr. Doug Ross: I'm not a grown-up doctor.
Nurse Lydia Wright: Yes, we know.
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Top notch weeknight television series
3 June 2005 | by (Farmington Hills, MI) – See all my reviews

This show has been a remarkable, long-lasting hospital drama. The acting has been superb, and the story lines intelligent, and played out very well. The show has come down a bit in recent years. It can still be compelling, but it seems some of the acting is not quite up to what it used to be.

I still remember an episode (I believe it was in the second season), where Dr. Greene (Anthony Edwards) ended up misdiagnosing a pregnant woman. She went into labor in the parking lot, and ended up back in the ER, eventually dying after a horribly bloody delivery (Bradley Whitford from "West Wing" played the husband). I will never forget that episode as long as I live. That was truly one of the finest, and most heart-wrenching television episodes I had ever seen. The nightmare just wouldn't seem to end. Anthony Edwards was just remarkable. I felt emotionally drawn and worn-out after watching it. That just doesn't happen with television anymore.

This show can still be compelling, and it doesn't shy away from sensitive subjects. Like Doctors and Nurses in emergency rooms, it doesn't dwell on, and overdramatize things, but tries to portray them realistically, and then moves on. Although these doctors and nurses can be understandably prone to self-pity, the show doesn't dwell on it. These people have to pick up and carry on, and the show does also.

All in all, very intelligent and thoughtfully done, for the most part.


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