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Greys Anatomy or ER

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Redglitter Sun 13-Sep-20 19:58:24

I've just finished watching Chicago Med which Amazon recommended after I finished New Amsterdam.

Both GA and ER are coming up as recommended. Not sure which to go for.

Any suggestions??

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PaternosterLoft Sun 13-Sep-20 19:59:29

ER. Definitely.

PaternosterLoft Sun 13-Sep-20 20:02:35

Although the first few seasons of GA are great, it goes downhill rapidly and doesn't recover.

ER has a dip 3 series before the end and then blasts through the last series to end on a high.

AutumnSummersBuffysCousin Sun 13-Sep-20 20:15:27

ER all the way.Best show ever.

occa Sun 13-Sep-20 20:19:33


FiveGoMadInDorset Sun 13-Sep-20 20:21:20

ER currently on series 9

1940s Sun 13-Sep-20 20:22:14

Is ER on Amazon Prime? (UK)

I loved GA - it was my guilty pleasure and I started it about 9 years ago so have been slowly watching it over the years but now I'm done and waiting on the new series which they're currently filming.

I want to give ER a go!

IheartHarryStyles Sun 13-Sep-20 20:23:21

Greys, purely in the basis that the first few series of ER are brilliant but look so dated now.

I love both.

Also give New Amsterdam a go. It’s silly but no more so than the others.

IheartHarryStyles Sun 13-Sep-20 20:24:15

Duh, just read your OP properly re New Amsterdam 🤦🏼‍♀️

DonLewis Sun 13-Sep-20 20:25:18

I've watched every single episode of both.

ER is the best thing ever made. But GA is good! How could I choose?

If ER is streaming, go for it.

But jealous that you have both to watch! Never seen Chicago Med. Maybe I need to get on that!

Xyzzzzz Sun 13-Sep-20 20:26:33

Greys - but the quality does drop after a few seasons, I’d say season 1/2 are the best (season 2 is my fave) from season 1-5 id describe as classic greys, from Seasons 6-1 are good but not as good as the classic but still very good. From season 10 its not that good, but season 14 is funnier than most seasons post season 10.

FrolickingLemon Sun 13-Sep-20 20:27:59


tabulahrasa Sun 13-Sep-20 20:28:02


ER is consistently better, but sometimes dated now...greys less consistent, but both worth watching tbh.

princessonabudget Sun 13-Sep-20 20:35:49

I've seen every episode of both so apart from being a vicariously qualified emergency physician, I feel supremely qualified to reply to this question 😂
ER is your choice for more gritty drama and relatable continuous storylines. Excellent character stories for the main cast. Lots of good medical content (clearly not talking in terms of medical accuracy but watchability for the typical viewer).
George Clooney. Needs no further explanation.
Yes, the older series do look dated but they're over 20 years old!
Greys is more glossy American drama, good looking characters, state of the art hospital etc.
Medical content is less and of more rare / unrealistic diagnoses (in my opinion!) think more like House.
Main cast drifted off quite early on and weren't replaced with strong enough characters to form a running interest in the show.
However, in the absence of any more ER, Greys is a good second choice.
To summarise: start with ER and move straight on to Greys.

Redglitter Sun 13-Sep-20 20:36:54

Looks like its ER then - thanks

@1940s ER is on the all4 app not Prime - sorry 🙈

@DonLewis Chicago Med is fab. Im off work sick just now and watched all 5 seasons in just over a week. Definitely recommended

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scrappydappydoo Sun 13-Sep-20 20:42:25

ER by a million miles - better acting, better plots just better but also because I cannot stand Meredith Grey and hate the voice over musings

Notnownotneverever Sun 13-Sep-20 20:48:41

ER 100%. The recurring episode arc set in Africa is brilliant.

1940s Sun 13-Sep-20 20:49:22

Since I may have found my people I will share a fantasy with you.

Lovely hotel room with massive bubble bath in the bedroom. Husband and toddler at home far far away. Me full weekend with snacks, ER and room service. New pyjamas.

(Longing to watch a programme in peace without toddler or DH asking what 'nonsense' I'm watching)

BadEyeBri Sun 13-Sep-20 20:50:33

ER. Every time

NomadNoMore Sun 13-Sep-20 20:58:41

Last winter French TV was showing several episodes of both each day so I binged on both. Interesting to see how many storylines GA had pinched from ER and how many actors appeared in both! Callie was working on a checkout in ER.

I think ER was far superior.

KatherineJaneway Mon 14-Sep-20 06:51:07

Greys Anatomy

unkindnessofravens Mon 14-Sep-20 07:04:21

ER definitely. When you watch it, you will see how many storylines Chicago Med copied from there!

superoz Mon 14-Sep-20 10:07:47

Definitely go for ER. The characters and storylines from the early seasons were so well written.
I am currently on a rewatch and struggled through season 13/14 where the quality dipped and it became quite soapy but I’m now on the last season (15) and it is so enjoyable!

Redglitter Mon 14-Sep-20 19:51:00

Started ER last night. Much prefer Chicago Med but ill stick with it

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thefourgp Mon 14-Sep-20 19:53:59

Another vote for ER and I’ve seen them both.

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