Parents' Guide to

Untold Stories of the ER

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Medical reality show's reenactments can be very bloody.

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age 15+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 11+

psuedo seizures not fake!

The untold ER show about Psuedo Seizures was not a good example of a true person who has a diagnosis of this disease. Now called non epileptic siezues. They are very real, and can NOT be controlled by the patient in any way. They are very painful, embarassing, violating, isolating, and terrifying. This show needs to become more educated before they put someone like this on, with a diagnosis like this. They are only furthering the ignorance of so many emergency room Drs. Who are in desperate need of education in this diagnosis. As well as compassion. Please be more conciderate of people who have this diagnosis and are treated deplorably due to non educated Drs and nurses in the medical field.
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age 18+


This is not for kids. There is blood and guts in the epsoides.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

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Although each story is based on actual events, Untold Stories of the ER borders on the sensational by featuring actual staff members, patients, and family members re-enacting their experiences in the emergency room. As a result, the performances range from being extremely realistic to badly over acted. Some of the real doctors' reactions to the incidents they're describing in their interviews seem a little extreme, too.

Younger and/or more sensitive viewers may have a tough time watching the dramatic scenes of bloody wounds and emergency surgeries featured on the show, while others may have a hard time with the stories about patients who die while in treatment. Bottom line? Some folks may find this sort of thing entertaining, but it's definitely not for the squeamish.

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