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Gideon's Crossing 

Ben Gideon is a doctor of great skill, he also has a great bedside manner. He heads the experimental oncology ward at a fictional teaching hospital in New England. Based on the work of Dr. ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Andre Braugher ...  Dr. Ben Gideon 20 episodes, 2000-2001
Rubén Blades ...  Dr. Max Cabranes 20 episodes, 2000-2001
Rhona Mitra ...  Dr. Alejandra Ollie Klein 20 episodes, 2000-2001
Hamish Linklater ...  Dr. Bruce Cherry 20 episodes, 2000-2001
Ravi Kapoor ...  Dr. Sid Shandar 20 episodes, 2000-2001
Russell Hornsby ...  Dr. Aaron Boies 20 episodes, 2000-2001
Sophie Keller Sophie Keller ...  Dr. Maya Stiles / ... 10 episodes, 2000
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Ben Gideon is a doctor of great skill, he also has a great bedside manner. He heads the experimental oncology ward at a fictional teaching hospital in New England. Based on the work of Dr. Jerome Groupman, Gideon fights to inspire the next generation of doctors. Written by Anonymous

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USA

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English

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10 October 2000 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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1.33 : 1
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Referenced in The Practice: Gideon's Crossover (2001) See more »

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In a word... Wow.
11 October 2000 | by a-g-2See all my reviews

Most TV shows, especially pilot episodes, start with one hell of a grabber and from there on out either fail to live up to the expectation that they've built OR they hit the home run.

"Gideon's Crossing" nailed a grand slam. The main character "Gideon" played wonderfully by Andre Braugher (this man doesn't get enough credit for his talent) is a Doctor, but not a perfect one and they carefully execute his flaws little by little to the audience. But the difference is his flaws are what makes him human. In a world where we expect nothing but perfection from our physicians we tend to forget that they have the same hopes, dreams, and desires we do. We expect them to be super-heroes in a world where nothing known as krpytonite exists. We expect them to be perfect.

To this end we are greeted with "Gideon", a doctor who not only has flaws, but appears to resent and embrace them at the same time. Very real, very human. Mad props to Johnson & Johnson for sponsoring a commercial free series premiere. Great choice on their part. I hope ABC has the round items required to keep this show around. One last word, for those few of us who saw "Hollow Man" remember the hottie who lived across from Inviso Doc? Well she's in this show too AND she speaks! How about that? She's good too, and certainly not too hard on the eyes either. Excellent show. May its health prognosis be good well into the future.


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