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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.Written by
More focused on fake ethical dilemmas than presenting a good plot
I love medical dramas. It's very rare that I don't like a medical drama, Chicago med is almost to the point of me not wanting to watch it. For some reason, it's found its niche in exploring ethical dilemmas in medicine. This shouldn't be a bad thing; there are a lot of ethical dilemmas that medical practitioners face, and it should be an interesting topic to explore. However, Chicago Med is executing it very poorly.
Rather than exploring them naturally as the show progresses, each episode now features a new ethical dilemma, to the point that they're interfering with time needed for character development and overarching plot line advancement. In one episode, for example, the staff divulge detailed medical information about a patient to another patient. This clearly is a severe HIPAA violation, which wasn't addressed. The only reason this was done was to increase the perceived drama regarding this ethical dilemma in an absurd way. It was literally like, "I'm sorry, we can't give you this thing we promised you would save your life because we had to give it to (patient's name) because (details of their health status)" just so the audience could see the emotional reaction of the first patient at being deprived something needed. It's scenes like this that have me just about done. They're poorly written and absurd with no respect the audience - that we might be able to think for ourselves and recognize that the writers are attempting to create even more drama than the situation warranted. The writers literally created the situation from the ground up, they should be able to do better.
They need to spend more time on day to day cases and character development, less time on these absurd scenarios, and explore more realistic ethical issues that span across multiple episodes that flesh out the aftermath and consequences.
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