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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Heartfelt but mature drama from a nurse's point of view.

TV TNT Drama 2009
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age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 15+

Great show to watch with your tweens and especially teens

The relationship between Christina Hawthorne and her daughter Camille is something teens/tweens can handle. Perhaps they can get a bird's eyeview of what their parent's go through trying to be be there for their kids and hold down their jobs. It can also help parents see what their teens/tweens may be going through and it can help open up lines of communication and deal with issues of trust beween them. I strongly suggest watching as a family to really benefit from the show and discuss it together.

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age 17+

perfect for a family to watch

love it

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Is It Any Good?

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This character-driven series features all of the drama you'd expect from a medical show, but from the nurses' point of view. It highlights the struggles that nurses face while trying to help their patients and simultaneously dealing with patronizing doctors and an extremely bureaucratic medical system. The humanity behind what nurses do is driven further home by their personal stories -- particularly Hawthorne's struggle to let go of her husband.

While the show has plenty of heart, it's relatively strong content makes it a better fit for older audiences. There are lots bloody images of the sick and wounded and a fair bit of salty language. And some of the exchanges between Hawthorne and her daughter aren't always the most appropriate, either. But for teens and adults who like a good medical drama, this one will be sure to please.

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