‘Code Black’ Series Review: Is this Chaotic Medical Drama the New ‘E.R.’?
Medical shows have been a staple of primetime television since it’s earliest days. But the success of NBC’s E.R. in the 1990s set the bar very high for the genre. Each time a TV series set in a hospital emergency room premieres, the first question asked by most viewers and critics is “can this be the new E.R.?”
When it comes to the new CBS drama Code Black, that question is complicated by the fact that network executives have publicly touted the show as the one they believe is the best medical show since E.R. Which is high praise indeed when you consider that’s a comparison that would include shows such as FOX’s