A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Saving lives, loss, death, and how to deal with ethical and personal dilemmas are all themes addressed.
Positive Role Models
Doctors do what they can to save lives; some are competitive.
Violence & Scariness
Accident scenes, some of which include gruesome, bloody injuries; surgeries, deaths occur on-screen.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some strong sexual innuendo; the show's characters deal with pregnancy and surrogacy.
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Products & Purchases
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking (wine, beer, hard liquor).
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that hospital-themed drama Chicago Med contains lots of bloody images of injuries and surgical procedures that aren't for the squeamish. It also contains lots of mature themes, ranging from medical and ethical dilemmas to relationship problems. There's also some strong innuendo, too. Drinking (beer, wine) is visible.
Is It Any Good?
This intense medical procedural weaves together dramatic story lines about doctors treating severely sick and injured patients and the efforts being made to treat them. Adding to the fray are the interpersonal relationships among the medical staff, which range from lighthearted and friendly to competitively tense.
The soap-opera-like tales featured here will feel familiar to fans of popular 1990s hospital dramas such as Chicago Hope and ER. Nonetheless, the overall series is both well-written and engaging. Meanwhile, the way characters from its sister shows, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D., pop up in each episode adds an interesting crossover angle. If you're looking for some solid but standard medical stories, this show will fit the bill.
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