BY SUMMER KAUFFMAN
“Chicago Med,” the third series in Dick Wolf’s franchise, began production in 2015 and is currently airing more seasons. The television show, which airs on Wednesdays at 8/7c on NBC, is a medical drama focused on the emergency department of the Gaffney Chicago Medical Center. The series takes viewers through the lives of some of Chicago’s best doctors, like Dr. Connor (Colin Donell) and Dr. Natalie (Tory DeVitto), as they face critical medical cases. Throughout the show, emergencies occur, medical procedures are performed and lives are saved. As thrilling and intriguing as this show is, it is also full of gore; however, beyond the gore-filled scenes, “Chicago Med” is the perfect combination of realistic medical scenes and intriguing drama. Aside from the blood-filled surgeries, the series is filled with intense plotlines that make it hard to stop watching the show. Although the show is fictional, it appears extremely relatable at times, as there are losses to cry about, drama to keep one on their toes, character relationships and heartfelt scenes. In “Chicago Med,” the doctors sometimes form mutual relationships with some of their patients. These relationships add to the show’s drama and pique the audience’s interest because once those bonds between characters are formed, it is hard to see some of them break. Tragedies and fortunes are common occurrences in this climactic series, which makes it hard to believe the doctors were able to juggle so many tasks at once. Overall, “Chicago Med” is a fantastic medical drama about doctors who save lives, and it is sure to keep one interested.