2009 TV-14 3 seasons


2009 TV-14 3 seasons
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Still recovering from the loss of her husband to cancer, fiery chief nursing officer Christina Hawthorne fights tooth and nail for the well-being of her patients while gradually falling for successful surgeon Tom Wakefield.
Jada Pinkett Smith, David Julian Hirsh, Suleka Mathew, Christina Moore, Michael Vartan, Hannah Hodson, Vanessa Lengies, James Morrison, Anne Ramsay, Adam Rayner
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3

Summary of Season 1 (2009) - 3 discs

Recently widowed Christina Hawthorne -- chief nurse at a metropolitan hospital -- often butts heads with arrogant doctors and callous administrators. When she's not championing her patients' rights, Christina struggles to raise her teenage daughter.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English SDH
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this series about a headstrong nurse who will stop at nothing to help her patients includes some bloody images of patients and salty language like "bitch" and "s--t." There is also some sexual innuendo and some pushing, shoving, and arguing. Teens should be able to handle it, but the inappropriate way that Hawthorne's daughter talks to her doesn't send the best message. Sensitive viewers may also find Hawthorne's struggle to cope with her husband's death hard to watch.

Sexual Content

Some sexual innuendo, including references to â¿¿sexyâ¿ paramedics and subtle references to sexual pleasure when female nurses touch male patients.


Occasional pushing, shoving, and other rough behavior. Some scenes show bloody patients being found or wheeled into the hospital; one suicidal patient is shown standing on a rooftop ledge and then on the pavement with bloody wounds.


Language includes words like â¿¿damn," "hell," â¿¿bitch,â¿ and (infrequently)Â â¿¿s--tâ¿.

Social Behavior

Hawthorne is extremely pro-patient, but she often violates hospital protocol, as well as using her work to deal with the loss of her husband. Doctors are frequently shown looking down on nurses. An international doctor with an extreme accent accuses Nurse Sullivan of not speaking English. Hawthorne is a single mother; her daughter, Camille, often talks to her mother inappropriately. The hospital's staff is diverse.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Frequent references to prescription medications. Some patients are addicts.

  • 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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