ER: Season 11
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Combining the extraordinary talents of multiple award-winning producer John Wells, best-selling author Michael Crichton and Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television, "ER" explores the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital and the critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of its overburdened emergency room. "ER" follows the lives of the emergency room staff and doctors of Chicago's County General Hospital, where the difference between life and death rests on split-second decisions--and the pressure, joy and guilt are often overwhelming. The heroic healers who live this life are as varied as the patients they treat. These medical professionals are determined to save lives in a place where nothing is taken for granted and nothing is certain...nothing except that another desperate person will be rushed through the emergency room doors in the next moment, in need of their help.]]>
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Season 11 for me was good, but very depressing. It was the end of what i think is the single most loved and best character of the show. Dr. Carter. Noah Wyle leaves the show for good with some guest appearances. Nobody would have guest that he would become one of the most loved characters of the show and for me, the most loved. His relationship with Dr. Benton over the early years, as mentor and student, really gave you a closeness to these characters. So in this season 11, to watch him go was very hard. Almost in a way where ER for me was never the same. Still a great show, the numbers did great, new fans had new characters to watch and grow up with. But for day one fans, a very hard season to watch. I also do not like the send off they gave the character DR. Carter. His send off party filled with nobody we knew, including a janitor. Why would he be there. Even Carter asked who he was? Dr. Kovac was there to give the toast, but in ER fashion a massive tragedy hits and they all leave to go back to the ER except Carter where he watches old clips on a projecter with the guy he did not know. And in the end, he says good bye to three people. Neela, Abby, and the New Dr. who's name is escaping me. Sorry? It was a tear jerker as he reads a letter he had written to himself when he first started. Another tribute to Dr. Greene as it was Greene who was Carter's mentor after leaving surgery. The letter was sad, he gives it to abby, and in a way he is saying goodbye to her. I thought his character deserved a much better send off. Dr. Greene had a whole season for his send off. To this day nobody can watch that and not cry. Carter deserved much better.
Then the season i think where the writing was really bad, was season 12? Carter falls in love in Africa, and him and his wife end up splitting. I wont go into why. I feel they took Carter and just made his whole life a mess. All the way up until the end, there was nothing good for Carter except his foundation for the poor. Which was great. But Carter was not happy with his life. The writers gave him nothing. A show about compassion,life, and love, and Carter had little of any of it. He ended up where he started in the 15th season in the last episode. At county general ER. Season 11 also has Ray Liotta in an episode "Time of Death". If you watch nothing else? You must watch this episode in season 11. Ray won an emmy for this character. He plays a alcoholic, dying, and it's done in real time, and before he dies he tries reaching out to his son. Not a soul who watched this was left with a dry face void of tears. Overall, Carter leaves, you have a great cast, but still you miss the old cast. you cant help it after eleven years. So i think the great new cast and the writing gets lost because you miss the originals so much. Season 12 I don't watch. They destroy Carter's life. So there was no joy in that for me. If your a ER fan, Or new to the show, I say you start with season 1 and go forward.
You cant go wrong with one of the best drama's of all time. 15 years on the air? and in the end still wanting more? I think that speaks volumes. So season 11 is like most seasons. Worth watching, and new things to love about the show. Like i said in the beggining, if you want a perfect review, read "Amanda" review. I only disagree with her about the writing not being all that great. I think we just missed the old cast, and Carter leaving, it was just a bit hard for die hard fans. But her review was just about perfect and spot on. My review is nowhere as good as i don't think anyones is as good as hers. Rent it, buy it, i own ever season on dvd. And i still watch them to this day. I wish it was still on. enjoy....
Some of the regular cast members' story arches are a bit weak, such as when Dr. Archie Morris is selected as chief resident, simply because no one else wanted the job. It's odd that Scott Grimes, who plays Archie, is not listed as a lead actor yet. The best new face is Shane West. The addition of Sharif Atkins and the story ark with his character and Neela is engaging, but not as good as others.
It seems as if Maura Tierney and Goran Visnjic are settling in to be the focus of the last third of ER
At this point, we were watching it just to finish the series.
There's some good Chicago stuff to see, and some interesting backstory on Weaver (because...?) and also on Pratt... but a shortage of doctoring by both of them. And poor Abby has no brother or mother or Carter - she's basically an upturned mop in a bucket in the corner that has an MD now. We hadn't appreciated the ensemble cast until it got blasted to bits. The season started out with a car in the water and went on to have nothing else cool happen.
Medical shows are still trying to do the dual-location doctor/soldier/cowboy plot, despite how badly it failed for Sharif Atkins' character here and has failed on every show that's tried it since (most recently Night Syria Shift).
The finale event was ripped from the headlines. I remember when that deck fell in Chicago, not far from where I lived. Every deck built since has bolts as heavy-duty as possible. I don't think it's a regulation, but even a bad landlord doesn't want to see that happen again.
Get ready for seasons 12-15, The Life Support Years. They didn't want to have to put the show on a vent, but they did.