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  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 17, 2015
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
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  • Summary: The Chicago Fire spin-off takes place at a Chicago hospital run by Sharon Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson), whom with head of psychiatry Dr. Daniel Charles (Oliver Platt); ER surgeon Dr. Lilly Manning (Torrey DeVitto); nurse April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta), emergency room intern Dr. Sarah ReeseThe Chicago Fire spin-off takes place at a Chicago hospital run by Sharon Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson), whom with head of psychiatry Dr. Daniel Charles (Oliver Platt); ER surgeon Dr. Lilly Manning (Torrey DeVitto); nurse April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta), emergency room intern Dr. Sarah Reese (Rachel DiPillo), help the injured and ill. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Carrie Raisler
    Nov 17, 2015
    75
    The show isn’t even close to fully formed yet--the relationships between characters are mere sketches, and the mélange of patients, interpersonal moments, and hospital politics is a bit of a jumble--but the foundation feels solid enough to hint that while this might not be the next ER, it’s certainly something that could grow into a fully realized, enjoyable show.
  2. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Nov 16, 2015
    67
    Viewers looking for the best new medical drama of this still young season can find it in Chicago Med. Then again, there are only two of them so far.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Nov 17, 2015
    50
    What’s odd here is that even with the influx of injured, Chicago Med never builds any dramatic heat.
  4. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Nov 16, 2015
    50
    Chicago Med is so exactly what you expect it to be that there’s practically no point describing it, a bad thing if you like your shows innovative and unpredictable, but a good thing if you can’t get enough trauma room gore and dramatics.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Nov 17, 2015
    50
    Despite being given limited opportunities to shine, Merkerson, and Oliver Platt (as the head of psychiatry) do best, and the rest of the regular cast do well. The actors playing the patients and their families uniformly do not.
  6. Reviewed by: Mekeisha Madden Toby
    Nov 17, 2015
    50
    None of these [Dick Wolf Chicago] shows are groundbreaking. All have dialogue is lumpy. But for viewers who crave the familiar, there is something comforting about attractive people saving the day.
  7. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Nov 17, 2015
    30
    There appears to be nary an original plot device or line of dialogue in the Chicago Med pilot which is both alarming and impressive.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. Jan 21, 2016
    10
    Chicago PD is one of my favorite shows on TV period, but I like this as well, not nearly as much as PD though. I felt it had good stories andChicago PD is one of my favorite shows on TV period, but I like this as well, not nearly as much as PD though. I felt it had good stories and exciting action and I really enjoy the characters on the show. I also love Oliver Platt, I think he makes the show definitely worth watching. I think it will only get better. Expand
  2. Jan 6, 2016
    8
    It is always beneficial to have a show not concentrate on just one character, which Chicago Med does not. By having a variety of differentIt is always beneficial to have a show not concentrate on just one character, which Chicago Med does not. By having a variety of different actors, the plot lines can vary from week to week.

    I feel that Chicago Med is a far better program than the one featuring Chicago Police.
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  3. Jan 8, 2018
    8
    Grey's anatomy, this is more romantic than medical. ER was good but old - fashioned now. Night shift, the doctors are suffered by PTSD and iGrey's anatomy, this is more romantic than medical. ER was good but old - fashioned now. Night shift, the doctors are suffered by PTSD and i didn't know who is patient(probably doctors need help first !!) Code Black was quite good enough to enjoy, especially relationship between members of the hospital, and patients. Chicago MED, this has quite dry mood. Whenever I watch a medical TV show, I expect some kind of humanity between characters but I don't see anything in this show. But this kind of a sense of distance - I feel that I'm being a watcher of characters when I watch Chicago Med, like I watch some kind of documentary program- is paradoxically interesting and I've seen every episode from season 1 to now, season 3, Expand
  4. Feb 23, 2016
    5
    This has got to be one of the most listless and lifeless medical dramas I've seen in a long time. The characters are cardboard and need to beThis has got to be one of the most listless and lifeless medical dramas I've seen in a long time. The characters are cardboard and need to be fleshed out further. The storylines are rather pedestrian, and nothing ever really builds into the type of action one would expect in a big city hospital. The main actor's in the series are not to blame, they do the best they can with the tired and boring formula... And, that's the real problem with this series. It's boring! One last thing I noticed, and maybe this adds to the boredom factor, but the hospital sets and doctor's offices, etc. are downright claustrophobic. The show looks cheap. Code Black it's nearest rival is miles ahead of this one. Sorry, Dick Wolf. Expand
  5. Nov 20, 2015
    3
    I'm afraid that with the exception of "Chicago PD," Dick Wolf's Chicago franchise is a sorry shadow of the Manhattan originals. Chicago FireI'm afraid that with the exception of "Chicago PD," Dick Wolf's Chicago franchise is a sorry shadow of the Manhattan originals. Chicago Fire is puerile, and the latest offering, Chicago Med is formulaic in the extreme. Thank God for stalwarts S. Epatha Merkerson and Oliver Platt, either of whom could probably have saved the Titanic. This may be a greater challenge. Imagine an ER filled with narcissists, but wait, I'm not just talking about nurses and docs here, but patients as well! I'm sorry, was there a WGA writers strike occurring when the "script" for the first episode was written? Every hackneyed ER plot point from better shows was resurrected here. Even David Koch would not buy the naming right to this new ER center... and that's saying something. Expand
  6. Feb 1, 2017
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Expected way more than what I've seen. From the fake telephone calls right in the first minutes of the show, where the lady is having a phone call with the iPhone's home screen icons plainly visible to some other inconsistencies and bad acting.

    As a medical professional, I probably am a tougher audience to please - but I do expect medical shows in 2016/17 to be as realistic as possible and when possible, such as Grey's Anatomy and ER, where the actual procedures and patient related things were realistic and done as in real life.

    The trauma guy from the first show is right there in the back of the ambulance, elbow high in patients blood, riding on a gurney while doing CPR, and yelling the vital signs to the hospital manager I guess (as she should do something with that), and all that in his plain clothes while other physicians on call watch him.
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  7. Nov 17, 2015
    0
    Should be renamed, "Chicago Meh." CBS' highly mediocre Code Black is superior to the tired medical drama while soapy Greys Anatomy is farShould be renamed, "Chicago Meh." CBS' highly mediocre Code Black is superior to the tired medical drama while soapy Greys Anatomy is far more interesting and entertaining than both. This new Chicago iteration from Dick Wolf is entirely paint by numbers television all the way but the crossovers with PD and Fire should provide a built in viewer base. All those hunky Chicago cops and firemen will need repair work at the Chicago hospital and TLC from the hot nurses. . Expand

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