This is a very enjoyable medical show. It
fills the gap nicely from the absence of "ER." I really miss
that show, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I do
love "Grey's Anatomy," but that show is more of a soap
opera. The drama is more about who the doctors are sleeping
with than the patients.
"Code Black" is more about the patients that
come into the ER. The term "Code Black" refers to when their
ER has more patients than they can handle. The show is
based on a documentary about the busiest ER in the U.C., Los
Angeles County. The series takes place in the
fictional Angels Memorial Hospital.
Although the star of the show is Marcia Gay
Harden, who plays Doctor Leann Rorish (director of the ER),
it is an ensemble show, like "ER" or "Grey's Anatomy," et
al. Veteran actor Luis Guzmán is the head nurse,
Jesse, known as "Mama." The interns are played by relative
newcomers. They do a good job of introducing them all and
the stories are exciting and gripping.
Leanne has a tragedy in her life, so now she
is considered more of a risk-taker as a doctor. While
others think she's being a "cowboy," she looks at it as
trying harder to save more lives. She also teaches her
interns about the ER and about life, along with Mama. Check
it out! I think you'll enjoy it.
There are quite a few good special features,
including several behind-the-scenes extras, and deleted
scenes. It's a good collection to have.
Black: Season One
On Digital HD & DVD
Street Date: August 9
SEASON ONE includes over an hour of bonus material
including three newly produced featurettes that dive
further into the gripping drama. Also starring Bonnie
Somerville (“Criminal Minds”), Raza Jaffrey
(“Elementary”), Luis Guzmán (Anger Management), Melanie
Chandra (“NCIS: Los Angeles”), Harry Ford (Louder Than
Bombs), Benjamin Hollingsworth (“CSI: Miami”), and
William Allen Young (“Madam Secretary”),
focuses on the heroic doctors and nurses who operate
with speed and skill to save lives.
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