Oh, man. I've always loved medical TV shows. I started watching E.R. in probably 6th or 7th grade. And religiously in 8th grade. All because of Dr. Carter and Abby. Swoon. I was literally obsessed with them. In fact, my first AIM screen name was CarbyLuv4Life. Oy vey.
I actually asked a nurse in 9th grade about how she felt medical TV shows portrayed real-life medicine. It was all for a paper shadowing someone that had a job we wanted. She said that she used to watch them more often, but they aren't very real. And ever since she had became a nurse, she didn't really watch them too much because it just reminded her of work. Understandable.
However, I kind of feel the opposite. Yes, they are not real. Duh.
But since starting nursing school, I look at E.R. in a different way. I actually understand what's going on. The "medical jargon" is no longer foreign (for the most part, at least). It actually helped me study for the NCLEX! Read all about that here.
I know, I know: Some of you are saying "But what about Grey's?! Did you see what happened last season?! OMG!".
My answer: "No, no I did not."
I never really got into Grey's Anatomy. Sure, I watched a two of the season finale cliff-hangers (shooter in the hospital and plane crash) and yes, I watched the season premiere the following September to find out what happened. But that's all I've seen of it.
But it is in my Netflix queue, so I'm sure I'll see it sometime.
What's your opinion on Medical TV Shows? Love 'em or hate 'em? Which side are you on: E.R. or Grey's Anatomy?
Carter & Abby 4ever.