|IMDB Rating:||7.8/10||Released Date:||17 Nov 2015|
Summary: An emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city's most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together. They will tackle unique new cases inspired by topical events, forging fiery relationships in the pulse-pounding pandemonium of the emergency room.
NBC and Dick Wolf are certainly giving Chicago’s Big Shoulders a workout, adding a third by-the-numbers procedural to what’s being dubbed a “trilogy,” one loosely connected, inasmuch as what happens at “Chicago Med” can organically cross over with “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago P.D.” A strong cast is put in service of a fairly mundane drama, one with strong echoes of “ER” that’s perhaps a hair better than CBS’ “Code Black.” Clearly, the network has tapped into a durable niche – having already renewed “Med’s” brethren for next season – but its Second City shows are decidedly second tier. Wolf, obviously, has experience presiding over multiple shows, given “Law & Order’s” storied history, and considering the solid ratings for its siblings, there’s no reason to bet against “Chicago Med,” which NBC is launching behind “The Voice” – the Nielsen equivalent of an adrenaline shot. That said, the tired nature of the material suggests this could be one of those TV operations that’s hard to deem a complete success even if the patient lives.