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"Chicago Fire" review by Suzanne 10/10/15
Returns Tuesday October 13, 10/9c on NBC

I watched the first episode this week, and the show's very good. Like all of these "Chicago" shows, it's a large ensemble show that shows the characters on their jobs but also their job politics, home life etc.  So it not only has firefighters fighting fires, but it has their personal interactions and crises (heightened for dramatic effect). 

The episode picks up where the season finale left off, more or less. Matt is in trouble, so we see how he gets out of that.  Severide gets some bad news that affects the whole department. Some new people are added. Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy from "Vampire Diaries") joins the show as the new candidate. His entrance is pretty hilarious.

Anyway, even though I don't watch the show regularly, it was very entertaining and filled with lots of exciting stuff. People died from gunshots wounds, there was a fire, arguments etc. You want to check it out because it's very good!

This morning, I got to interview two of the stars, Kara Killmer and Steven R. McQueen, as well as Executive Producer Matt Olmstead.  So check back on our Interviews and Articles for that next week.

MORE INFORMATION:

CHICAGO FIRE

Tuesday, October 13 (10-11 p.m. ET

 “Let It Burn”

 

SHAKEUPS STIR THINGS UP AT FIREHOUSE 51 ON THE SEASON FOUR PREMIERE—STEVEN R. MCQUEEN AND BRIAN WHITE GUEST STAR­—Lt. Casey (Jesse Spencer), who is at the center of an undercover operation to bring down a trafficking ring run out of Nesbitt’s (guest star Eric Mabius) strip club, finds himself in very dangerous territory. Meanwhile, as a result of the high turnover rate on squad, Severide (Taylor Kinney) gets a rude awakening when Capt. Dallas Patterson (guest star Brian White) is brought in, much to Boden’s (Eamonn Walker) dismay.  Dawson (Monica Raymund) confirms her suspicions that her life is about to change forever and Jimmy Borrelli (guest star Steven R. McQueen), the new candidate, makes an unusual first impression. Elsewhere, citizens of Chicago band together to take charge of their neighborhood in protest of a drug den in their area, resulting in ramifications that severely hinder members of Firehouse 51, who are called to the scene to battle a blazing fire.  Kara Killmer, Dora Madison, David Eigenberg, Yuri Sardarov, Joe Minoso and Christian Stolte also star. Jason Beghe, Jon Seda,  Nick Gehlfuss, Rachel Nichols, Andy Ahrens and Fredric Lehne also guest star.

“CHICAGO FIRE”
Tuesdays (10-11 p.m. ET); season premiere Oct. 13

From renowned Emmy Award-winning executive producer Dick Wolf (“Law & Order” brand) and creators Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, the writing team behind “3:10 to Yuma,” comes season four of the high-octane drama “Chicago Fire” — an edge-of-your-seat view into the lives of everyday heroes committed to one of America’s noblest professions. For the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51, no occupation is more stressful or dangerous, yet so rewarding and exhilarating. These courageous men and women are among the elite who forge headfirst into danger when everyone else is running the other way and whose actions make the difference between life and death. 

The pressure to perform on such a high level has a way of taking a personal toll, sometimes putting team members from the Truck and the specially trained Rescue Squad at odds with each other. Despite any differences, this is an extended family, and when it’s “go time,” everyone inside Firehouse 51 knows no other way than to lay it all on the line for each other. Lt. Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer, “House”) leads the Truck Company, and brash Lt. Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney, “The Vampire Diaries”) runs the Rescue Squad. 

The firehouse also includes Battalion Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker, “Oz”), a fireman’s fireman who recently welcomed a newborn son with his wife, Donna (Melissa Ponzio, “Teen Wolf”). As chief of the firehouse, it’s Boden’s job to keep everything in line and running smoothly between truck and squad. Paramedic turned tough-as-nails firefighter Gabriela Dawson (Monica Raymund, “The Good Wife”) returns alongside Paramedic Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer, “Beyond the Mask”) and seasoned veteran Christopher Herrmann (David Eigenberg, “Sex and the City”). Dora Madison also joins the cast as spunky, spirited paramedic Jessica “Chili” Chilton.

Also returning for the fourth season are Randy “Mouch” McHolland (Christian Stolte), Jose Cruz (Joe Minoso) and Brian “Otis” Zvonecek (Yuri Sardarov).

In addition to Wolf, Haas and Brandt, executive producers also include Matt Olmstead (“Breakout Kings”), Joe Chappelle (“The Wire”), Danielle Gelber (Chicago-branded series), Arthur Forney (“Law & Order” brand, Chicago-branded series) and Peter Jankowski (“Law & Order” brand, Chicago-branded series).  

“Chicago Fire” is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Films. 


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