The lives, loves and losses of the doctors and nurses of Chicago's County General Hospital.

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 John Carter (254 episodes, 1994-2009)
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 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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 Abby Lockhart (189 episodes, 1999-2009)
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 Luka Kovac (185 episodes, 1999-2008)
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 Nurse Haleh Adams (184 episodes, 1994-2009)
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 Mark Greene (182 episodes, 1994-2008)
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 Peter Benton / ... (173 episodes, 1994-2009)
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 Doris Pickman (168 episodes, 1994-2009)
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 Elizabeth Corday (160 episodes, 1997-2009)
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 Pamela Olbes (149 episodes, 1995-2009)
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 Susan Lewis (142 episodes, 1994-2009)
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 Jerry Markovic (137 episodes, 1994-2009)
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 Gregory Pratt (136 episodes, 2002-2009)
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 Carol Hathaway (136 episodes, 1994-2009)
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 Neela Rasgotra (129 episodes, 2003-2009)
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 Frank Martin / ... (129 episodes, 1994-2009)
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 Nurse Lily Jarvik (127 episodes, 1994-2009)
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 Samantha Taggart (126 episodes, 2003-2009)
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 Robert Romano (126 episodes, 1997-2008)
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 Jing-Mei Chen (118 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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 Archie Morris (112 episodes, 2003-2009)
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 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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Drama | Romance

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19 September 1994 (USA)  »

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Because the show could make only a couple of location shoots in Chicago each year, the exterior scenes would often have to be filmed in advance of the rest of the episode's shoot back in LA. Sometimes a scene for an episode would have to be shot before it was even written. A famous example of this is the final scene in "Love's Labor Lost," when Dr. Greene cries on the EL. Director Mimi Leder could only give Anthony Edwards a brief description of what was to occur and told him to "find it," "it" being the sadness Greene was experiencing. See more »

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None of the doctors or nurses performs CPR correctly, but if done with straight arms and enough force to make a difference, it can (and often does) break the patient's ribs. Obviously it's better to go without a factually accurate portrayal of the procedure than to injure the actors in the name of realism. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Greg Pratt: [looking at a snapshot of Jake] Nah, boxers would stick out more.
Neela Rasgotra: It could be tighty whiteys.
Frank: Thong.
Dr. Ray Barnett: Hey, maybe Abby could settle this.
Nurse Chuny Marquez: Abby, boxers or briefs?
Abby Lockhart: Actually, he goes commando.
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The life and times of doctors at Cook County General Hospital, Chicago.
21 March 2004 | by (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) – See all my reviews

The best medical drama ever to be aired! It's fast paced, emotional, and suspenseful. The cast is unbeatable. Composed of some of the best actors and actresses Hollywood has ever seen including George Clooney. The show is extremely realistic down to the smallest detail, yet easy enough to understand. There is a lot of drama, but also some comic relief. The characters are all unique and different, but they work well together on stage. The plots and sub-plots are very diversified, but they all tie in somehow. The writing and coordination is incredible. I would recommend this show to everyone, it sure is a change from the warm fuzzies of television!


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