1994 TV-14 8 seasons


1994 TV-14 8 seasons
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This long-running hospital series introduced viewers to the traumas and dramas of Chicago's County General, where the emergency room doctors and staff are confronted daily with personal challenges, ethical dilemmas and life-or-death decisions. Created by bestselling novelist (and former medical student) Michael Crichton, the award-winning show cemented George Clooney's career with his smoldering turn as Dr. Doug Ross.
Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Laura Ceron, Maura Tierney, Deezer D, Goran Visnjic, Yvette Freeman, Anthony Edwards, Eriq La Salle, Emily Wagner, Alex Kingston, Lynn A. Henderson, Sherry Stringfield, Abraham Benrubi, Mekhi Phifer, Julianna Margulies, Parminder Nagra, Troy Evans, Lily Mariye, Linda Cardellini, Paul McCrane, Ming-Na Wen, Montae Russell, Ellen Crawford, Conni Marie Brazelton, Scott Grimes, George Clooney, Gloria Reuben
  • SEASON  8
  • SEASON  9
  • SEASON  10
  • SEASON  11
  • SEASON  12
  • SEASON  13
  • SEASON  14
  • SEASON  15

Summary of Season 8 (2001) - 6 discs

Personal and medical crises abound as the eighth season of the perennially popular hospital drama gets under way amid the wreckage left behind by a gun-wielding maniac in the prior season's finale. Medical student Michael Gallant (Sharif Atkins) and intern Dr. Gregory Pratt (Mekhi Phifer) join the ER staff, and Dr. Susan Lewis (Sherry Stringfield) returns after a long absence. Meanwhile, veteran staffers are sentenced to a sensitivity training session.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this intense medical drama with graphic situations (lots of blood and surgeries) and mature storylines isn't for young audiences. Death, disease, and physical injuries are in every episode. Rape, neglect, physical abuse, spousal abuse, teen pregnancy, abortion, and incest have all been plots, sometimes involving young kids and teens; some patients have serious psychological ailments. The sexual relationships between doctors are often at the center of the drama. Parents will want to watch with their teens and be prepared for a follow-up conversation. If you allow your teens to watch, make sure they're comfortable seeing gross visuals of blood and surgeries.

Sexual Content

Doctors occasionally hook up (which leads to passionate kissing and suggested sex), and/or viewers see "the morning after." No sensitive body parts are shown.


Graphic, bloody injuries. Patients are often outraged, psych patients throw temper tantrums, and doctors have been held at gunpoint and threatened -- and murdered -- in the ER.


Four-letter words are used infrequently -- often toward doctors from angry patients. Also words like "tits," "hell," "bitch," "a--hole," etc.

Social Behavior

Despite the show's frequently mature content -- themes include teen pregnancy, abortion, rape, incest, racism, sexism, mental illness, psychological issues, substance abuse, domestic violence, and more -- there are also messages about persistence, hard work, teamwork, and caring for others.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Both doctors and patients grapple with drug and alcohol addiction; smoking, social drinking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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