ER is an American medical drama television series created by novelist and medical doctor Michael Crichton that aired on NBC from September 19, 1994, to April 2, 2009, with a total of 331 episodes spanning 15 seasons
ER follows the inner life of the emergency room (ER) of fictional County General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and various critical issues faced by the room's physicians and staff. A typical episode centered on the ER, with most scenes set in the hospital or surrounding streets.
Why It Rocks
- The Show is considered one of the best Medical Dramas
- It was the top rated show 3 out of the first 5 seasons
- Seasons 1-4 are excellent and are considered the best in Television
- George Clooney (before he was famous) starred as Doug Ross in the first 5 seasons
- TV Guide ranked ER No. 22 on their list of "TV's Top 50 Shows"
- The acting is almost uniformly strong,
- ER was consistently one of the top network shows when it aired,
- ER was one of many shows that started the golden age of TV
- ER is packed with great characters, but more importantly, it's packed with great dynamics between those characters.
- It's known for its realism and set-piece episodes,
- The Show did decline in Quality after Season 8.
- Viewers felt that some characters overstayed their welcome
Throughout the series ER received positive reviews from critics and fans alike. In 2002, TV Guide ranked ER No. 22 on their list of "TV's Top 50 Shows", making it the second highest ranked medical drama on the list (after St. Elsewhere at #20). The show also placed No. 19 on Entertainment Weekly's "New TV Classics" list.British magazine Empire ranked it No. 29 in their list of the "50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time". In 2013, TV Guide ranked it No. 9 in its list of The 60 Greatest Dramas of All Time and No. 29 in its list of the 60 Best Series. In the same year, the Writers Guild of America ranked ER No. 27 in its list of the 101 Best Written TV Series Of All Time.