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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 23, 2009
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: Drafted to fill in for the delayed "Parenthood," the drama about the staff of New Jersey's Mercy Hospital focuses on three nurses.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 9 out of 17
  1. It sounds soapy, but it's all handled well enough, and with enough humor, that we believe it.
  2. 60
    Looking for a show to stave off "ER" withdrawal? Have Mercy; it's (you'll pardon the expression) strong medicine.
  3. 60
    If Ozzie and Harriet, the original sitcom mom and dad, might have some trouble recognizing themselves in any of this, surely Houlihan, the bullied boy-toy nurse of M*A*S*H, will raise a clenched fist of solidarity with the hardbitten Iraq war veteran Veronica Callahan of Mercy.
  4. 37
    There are some remarkably good actors going to waste here, most of whom will no doubt wipe this showoff their résumé the moment they get the chance.
  5. When it comes to Mercy, they (and we) should probably expect none.
  6. Unlike "Jackie," nothing in Mercy feels real or believable, particularly the naivete of the recent grad student newbie nurse, who acts as if she's never been in a hospital.
  7. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    10
    Yes, I saved the worst for last. NBC’s mawkish new nurse melodrama Mercy has no mercy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 26
  2. Negative: 9 out of 26