ER: Season 10
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Combining the extraordinary talents of best-selling author Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park) with Peabody-, Humanitas- and Emmy-winning producer John Wells ("The West Wing," "China Beach") and Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television, the multiple Emmy Award-winning ER provocatively explores the chaos of an urban, public hospital emergency room and the lives of its devoted doctors and staff. When the difference between life and death rests on split-second decisions, only one thing endures--the power and passion of these dedicated medical professionals in the ER.]]>
- 22 episodes
- Outpatient outtakes: unaired scenes
- Cutups: gag reel
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As a huge fan of the show, I have been looking forward to this release for a long time. Season 10 was the first season I watched all the way through in it's original airing on NBC. It did not disappoint!
In the first episode, we are introduced to a new character, med student Neela Rosgotra (I know I probably spelled that wrong). Her addition, as well as Linda Cardellini as nurse Sam Taggart and Scott Grimes (recurring until season 12) as med student Archie Morris, breathes new life into the veteran series.
Highlights of the season include (but aren't limited to) Bob Newhart in an Emmy nominated role as a suicidal patient who is losing his sight, a devastating disaster at the hospital, a depressed Mother who sets herself on fire, Abby and Neela's hellish NICU rotation, a tragic mistake on the part of Dr. Pratt, and in the intense season finale, Dr. Kovac springs into action at the scene of an accident.
This season is fantastic, but not perfect. There are a few problems that don't ruin the season, but I think it could've been better without them.
One problem is the writer's extend the Africa storyline too much. The second Africa episode of the series, The Lost, was a necessary and
powerful continuation of the cliffhanger that ended season 9. However,
since Noah Wyle wanted some time off to be with his wife (who was pregnant), the writer's decided to reverse the storyline and have Carter stay in Africa and bring Kovac back to Chicago. I just wish the writers would've created a different explanation for Carter's multi-episode absense instead of leaving him in Africa.
Another downside is while in Africa, Carter meets Kem Likasu.Read more ›
However, in spite of this, there are some really bright spots in Season 10. In my opinion, it features some of the best episodes until Season 15's "Old Times".
Please do not listen to the previous reviews about Africa and Thandie Newton.
Unfortunately, posting sites on the Internet for this show were sieged by `fans' that wanted to see Carter with Abby in all of their daytime TV soap opera nonsense glory. As a result, their reviews generally portray all non-Abby based episodes as "bad".
Thanks to the mentality of these `fans', the show's 10th season gave us endless Abby whining and drama, as well as the unfortunate and over the top, jump-the-shark attack by a helicopter on the persnickety Romano.
Truly dismal stuff.
However, there are several high quality, original episodes in this season.
"The Lost" is one of the best hours that have been produced on TV in years. It was exciting, fast paced and informative; what good TV should be.
"Makemba" combines the tortured existence of AIDS victims in central Africa with the tender and sweet act of falling in love. If you have ever wanted to join the Peace Corps or Doctors Without Borders, then this episode is for you.
This episode also introduces Thandie Newton which finally gives us a lead actress that is as equally expressive in her body and face as Noah Wyle's Dr. Carter.
The two seem well matched with her being someone that has sacrificed a comfortable life to help others after her father was brutally murdered.Read more ›
I was not entirely happy with the "middle of Africa" episode at the end of last season, and I literally skipped over this season's episode which took place primarily in the Congo.
This is the first season for a new character, Neela Rasgotra, who will be with the show to the final season. She ends up paired up with Lockhart, since Neela knows the academic stuff, and Lockhart knows everything else.
The arc which really boosts the middle of the season is the three episode guest appearance by Bob Newhart, for which he was nominated for an emmy as best guest appearance in a drama.
This also seems to be a season where medicine takes a back seat to personal lives, tragedies, difficulties, and mistakes and cover ups. This seems to be about the same point in the seasons of Bones where the series seems to go slightly adrift. With Kerry Weaver in personal and professional deep water, the show does not have the kind of anchor of the earlier seasons when William H. Macy was Chief of the ER and Surgery and Aylward was Chief of Staff.
The last episode is another cliff-hanger, almost as tense as the end of season nine, but due to foolishness on the part of Pratt rather than on a medical mystery.
In general, the quality of ER episodes in general is so high, that even a slight drop off is hardly noticed. The brightest discovery is that the series has maintained its momentum in spite of having lost its top four characters from the first five seasons.
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The ER series remains one of the best ever. I am in the process of re-watching the whole thing. Still getting over Mark Greene's death, though.Published 2 months ago by M. Murphy
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Really late, but yes it does feature an episode guide.
Sep 21, 2010 by K. Cleary | See all 2 posts
|It will be released on March 3rd, 2009||
If you have an all region player, ER is released in the UK ahead of the USA. We have the first 13 seasons, and the final one will be released in the UK later this year. It's worth the investment to have an all region player. We got ours from Amazon and have lots of UK releases of shows that we... Read More
Mar 20, 2009 by Ginger L. Chapman | See all 2 posts