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clarabel
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posted 11 January 2003 09:00 PM      Profile for clarabel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
So, did anybody see the last episode of ER? I admit to being quite a fan of the show, though it really has gone down the tubes in the past few years.

Did anyone else almost cry when Kerry Weaver found out that her baby was dead? (I know it's not real, but still it really got to me...)

And what the hell is up with her relationship with Lopez? Does anyone think that NBC wants to stay away from exploring their relationship further because they are lesbians?

So many burning ER issues to discuss...


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audra trower williams
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posted 08 May 2003 08:11 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
No one is an ER watcher?
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clarabel
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posted 08 May 2003 10:16 PM      Profile for clarabel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I am! Oh... I've already posted here...
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'lance
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posted 08 May 2003 11:01 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I used to be, but lost interest a couple of years back. At one time there was, I don't know, a kind of deadpan humour to the show. Like the time a guy walked into the ER with an arrow in his head. A couple of people looked at him, pointed wordlessly down the hall to where he should go, then went back to their conversation. Like that. At some point everything seemed to become so deadly serious.

Edited to add:

Hey Audra, that's an awesome picture on your profile!

[ 08 May 2003: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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posted 09 May 2003 12:37 AM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
the episode tonight had luka (he lives on the 2nd floor) working in the congo for some sort of medicins sans frontieres group. i think that's one of the only times i've seen the war in the congo on north american media at all.

i had to hold my girlfriend's hand during the "dr. greene dying in hawaii" episode. still, i kind of look like dr. greene, so i can't complain when his looks helped me land my girlfriend to start with.

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clarabel
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posted 09 May 2003 12:50 PM      Profile for clarabel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Last night's episode was not one of the best, I'd say, but I do love the Elizabeth-Romano thing... oh, how a severed, reattached, and subsequently amputated arm can bring two people together.

A paramedic I know was highly offended by one of Dr. Weaver's first lines in the show where she said "Do you know how many ambulance drivers we get through here in a day?" I did not realize the relevance, and can't exactly remember the context, but he said the statement is quite derogatory towards paramedics as it is a throwback to times when they paid any old joe to drive ambulances. Now emergency response systems don't just have drivers, all drivers are trained as paramedics as far he says.

Anyhow, I was kind of annoyed that in the last seconds of the show Pratt just has a total change of heart and decides to stay at County. Chee-zeee.

Yeah, interesting how they put events in the Congo in there. Watch for more next week!


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posted 09 May 2003 12:53 PM      Profile for clarabel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh yeah, and maybe this is callous (but it is fiction after all...) but I am so glad that "Gamma" is dead and gone. If I had to hear that word one more time... jeez, I hate the workings behind the Carter family.

Did you see that dumb portrait of Carter on the wall of the mansion of him on a horse? I guess he got a pony for his birthday.


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posted 09 May 2003 11:48 PM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
yes, the pratt change-of-heart was cheezy. it took me a few minutes in the "gramma funeral" episode for it to click and for me to say "hey, it's that father guy from family ties!"
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posted 10 May 2003 12:06 AM      Profile for Vee     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I used to be a devoted fan of ER, but I have not watched it much in the past few years for scheduling reasons (I am usually at the curling club when it is on!!). My addiction to adrenaline-medical TV shows has been fed by "Third Watch" instead. I did watch the ER episode last night and found it to be a bit bizarre. Perhaps one should be fully awake to watch it!
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posted 10 May 2003 07:37 AM      Profile for nonsuch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
ER was pretty good until went all heavily melodramatic. Chicago Hope was better, in the first few seasons when everyone was more or less crazy.
St. Elsewhere was best.

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