code-black-review-marcia-gay-hardenMarcia Gay Harden is the kind of actress you wish could get good shows, because every second of her in front of the camera is great. Like she reminded us last season in How to get away with murder. Now she has her own show. She has a solid cast behind her like Luis Guzmán or Bonnie Sommervile.

Of course, an Emergency Room show is tough as every single show will be compared to one of the several successful ones: ER, Grey´s Anatomy, to name only a couple. But I am giving it a vote of confidence, because: “Thank God for Marcia Gay Harden”.

CODE BLACK is a heart-pounding medical drama that takes place in the busiest, most notorious ER in the nation, where the staggering influx of patients can outweigh the limited resources available to the extraordinary doctors and nurses whose job is to treat them all—creating a condition known as Code Black. At the heart of the ER’s controlled chaos is Residency Director Dr. Leanne Rorish, renowned for successfully performing high-risk procedures in Center Stage, the trauma area reserved for the most critical cases. Her four new first-year residents are Christa Lorenson, Malaya Pineda, Mario Savetti and Angus Leighton. Leanne’s confidante, Jesse Sallander, is an amiable seen-it-all senior nurse who manages the residents. Also working in the ER is Dr. Neal Hudson, an excellent physician who sometimes disagrees with Leanne’s “cowboy” approach, and Dr. Rollie Guthrie, the energetic, longest-serving attending. In Center Stage, life is measured in seconds, and these heroic doctors and nurses operate with speed and skill within an overwhelmed system to treat the crowds of people who are often there for one of two reasons: to die or to receive a life-saving miracle.

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