It’s not easy to make yet another medical drama series that goes places others haven’t gone while also embracing the key character interactions and life-and-death hospital stakes that fans have come to expect. Chicago Med achieves this and more, drawing us in with dedicated yet flawed characters and a good amount of brutal honesty about the realities of modern medicine, whether it’s difficulties finding donor organs or simply trying to find affordable malpractice insurance. Not for the squeemish, as there’s plenty of close-ups of surgeries in action. But Schneider and Frolov do a wonderful job stitching together many elements into a heartfelt and emotional drama.

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