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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 10, 2012
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 69 Ratings

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  • Creator: Michael Brandt, Derek Haas
  • Show Type: In Season
  • Season 1 premiere date: Oct 10, 2012
  • Episode Length: 60
  • Air Time: 10:00 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 23
  2. Negative: 5 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Oct 8, 2012
    Chicago Fire definitely has familiarity going for it and familiarity going against it as well.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Oct 10, 2012
    In a world without cable dramas, Chicago Fire would be considered television at its more compelling and realistic. As it is, it walks the line between shameless entertainment--hot guys, hot girls, the fires within, the fires without--and intelligent storytelling.
  3. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Oct 10, 2012
    This seems like a serviceable drama that merits a bit better ladder grade (heh-heh) for an improved second hour.
  4. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Oct 10, 2012
    It's a bad omen when the show repeats one of its catastrophes next week, just amped to a grislier level. I was bored.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Oct 5, 2012
    One of the new season's dullest shows. [12/19 Oct 2012, p.98]
  6. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Oct 10, 2012
    It's not that the show is terrible--it's not--but it brings nothing new to the firefighter drama format.
  7. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Sep 21, 2012
    This just doesn't work on any level and creates very little suspense, even in life-or-death situations.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Nov 26, 2014
    Very good show that reminds me of Emergency! from the 1970s but with a little more drama. Also, this show crosses over with Chicago Fire which makes both shows a little more interesting. Expand
  2. Oct 21, 2013
    VERY action packed, likeable characters... love it love it!! Chicago Fire has unexpected twists, and shows diversity from other Emergency TV shows. Showing all aspects of a fire house, from captain to candidate. Expand
  3. Nov 21, 2013
    Love it! Likeable characters, lots of action, beautiful people and great acting! Seriously underrated, it's got some familiar faces and has some great new ones too. I like it because it's actually a bit different, I've not watched a series like this before. Very good, highly recommend. Expand
  4. Nov 27, 2012
    I find Chicago fire to be quite a good watch so far. The main cast, as well as the love hate relationship between the 'heads' of the respective units makes for good drama. Glad Dick Wolf is taking on something other than Law and Order and doing a good job at it. Could use a bit more action, but other than that no complains to be honest.

    Giving it an 8/10.
  5. Feb 20, 2013
    Very underrated series right here. Been watching since the beginning of the season and though it took a little bit to speed up, it has now hit its groove. The acting is pretty good and the character development is fantastic. Expand
  6. Apr 27, 2013
    The cast has a lot of personality an they flow together to make it a compelling show to watch.
    A show that zoom in and shows the team acting
    like a team..Fighting fires..Its not about one person being the hero all the time. There is so much room to grow with this show. Expand
  7. Feb 1, 2013
    Tries to be too much like THIRD WATCH (and that was an awesome show!) This one is boring and not true to life at all............ I was disappointed after the first two episodes and never watched it again since! Expand

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