Mercy : Season 1

  • Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 23, 2009
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 59 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 59
  2. Negative: 17 out of 59

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  1. PaulP.
    Sep 23, 2009
    5
    The problem is: they didn't have enough faith in the medical drama to avoid resulting to Grey's Anatomy "who's hopping in to bed with who" soap. So you get a half hour setting up the medical issues and then they're almost completely forgotten while one nurse runs into the doctor she cheated on her husband with and another one hops in to bed with an undercover police The problem is: they didn't have enough faith in the medical drama to avoid resulting to Grey's Anatomy "who's hopping in to bed with who" soap. So you get a half hour setting up the medical issues and then they're almost completely forgotten while one nurse runs into the doctor she cheated on her husband with and another one hops in to bed with an undercover police officer she's known for two or 3 days. Mercy can't decide what it wants to be. It won't glamour up it's nurses because it wants to be seen as real, but - since it's banking on the soap - it means it's only potential audience is women who want to slobber over it's men. But, since the show is about the nurses, the men aren't on the screen long enough to keep women's interest. I can't see how Mercy is going to succeed. Not a bad show, but not worth putting on the calendar. Expand
  2. SuzanneG.
    Sep 26, 2009
    4
    I am an ER nurse myself and I found the majority of the show way out of line in several instances. I would not want the public to think that real nurses act this stupid and "high school." The scene at the bar was just too much. Nurses are professionals who act a lot better than this group. And the doctor pulling the nurse into the closet was Sooooooo obviously done for effect and ratings I am an ER nurse myself and I found the majority of the show way out of line in several instances. I would not want the public to think that real nurses act this stupid and "high school." The scene at the bar was just too much. Nurses are professionals who act a lot better than this group. And the doctor pulling the nurse into the closet was Sooooooo obviously done for effect and ratings or something but even my husband turned to me and said nurses don't do this.......Please.......create a show that shows what nurses REALLY are like. There is plenty of drama in what goes on every day. Don't insult us like that. Expand
Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 9 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    30
    There's no reason to pile on here, but this show needed many more months of gestation before getting thrown to the wolves.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    50
    Grading on a curve amid TV's viral nurse outbreak, the series proves more engaging than "Hawthorne" and less dour than "Nurse Jackie." Initially, though, it just doesn't quite possess the requisite spark that would leave people begging for Mercy.
  3. Ultimately, despite an attempt to raw up the scene with topical war references, Mercy ends up being just another hospital soap opera that audiences have seen, and seen done better.