This is an eight-episode documentary series chronicling the life and drama of staff, nurses, patients and their families at three major hospitals: Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham ... See full summary »
Andrew El Bardissi,
Eight years after ABC News aired "Hopkins 24/7," its cameras return to Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital for a new six-part documentary about the lives of the caregivers on its staff, and the patients who come through its doors.
More realistic, but not nearly as entertaining as NBC's 'ER'
'Trauma: Life in the E.R.' works really well as a introduction to how the medical system works, but isn't good for much more than that. It's biggest fault is that it went the opposite way of 'ER', and concentrates more on the lives of the patients instead of the doctors and medical staff, which pretty well knocks out any entertainment value that could be derived from the series. The biggest surprise to me is how well the series has done, as the relatively poor production values and unfocused direction are just too much of a distraction. A real misfire compared to 'ER'.
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