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This show is based on the award-winning documentary of the same name. This medical drama follows the staff in an extremely busy emergency room as they cope with a staggering amount of patients, which oftentimes outweighs the hospital's resources, resulting in a code black.

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30 September 2015 (USA)  »

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Código negro  »

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Well done, accurate medical drama if you can keep up
14 October 2015 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

This is the medical drama that finally puts to rest the myth of shocking a heart to make it start beating again. The medicine here is mostly very accurate, and the characters and situations are very realistic.

The Emergency Department at fictional Angels Memorial is dingy, yellow, crowded, and chaotic. Somehow all the personnel manage to deal with this and figure out what they're supposed to be doing, but I have to turn on closed captions to keep up with the dialog.

And the dialog in this show is what makes me like it so much. There's rarely a word in the script that doesn't belong there, and doesn't deserve and need to be listened to. Normally I can do other things while watching most shows and not feel like I've missed something, but with Code Black, I feel like I need to watch it again if I get distracted.

You'll learn a lot about medicine and ED operations watching this show, but one thing you won't learn is how large the staff of a hospital really is and how many interdependent relationships there are. There are only four interns at this ED, and we only ever see three attendings and no residents or other interns, plus the head nurse. Of course there are other people in the background, and supporting nurses, but none of their thoughts are shown, and none of the main characters interacts with them. It might not be feasible to represent all that in a show like this, so it's just a minor complaint, in my opinion.

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