Parents' Guide to

Emergency Call

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Overdramatic 911 caller unscripted series lacks story.

TV ABC Drama 2020
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This absurd unscripted series allows viewers to watch first responders take calls from people dialing 911. It's unclear whether these individuals are actors or actual emergency staff, and if the calls are edited or recreated. Meanwhile, viewers aren't given the opportunity to see the emergency event, or the rescue.

Outside of listening in on the phone calls and watching the reactions of emergency staff, there isn't much of a story here. Much of the drama feels manufactured, including Luke Wilson's deadpan demeanor while highlighting the importance and difficulty of a 911 operator's job. As a result, Emergency Call is hard to take seriously.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: September 29, 2020
  • Cast: Luke Wilson
  • Network: ABC
  • Genre: Drama
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: February 27, 2022

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