Critic Consensus: Chicago Fire has an attractive cast and some exciting rescues, but it breaks little new ground in terms of plotting or characterization.
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A drama series following the firefighters, paramedics and rescue squad of Chicago Firehouse 51. In the first season, the group try to move on after a fire claims the life of a team member, and blame shifts between Lt. Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Lt. Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney). Meanwhile, young firefighter candidate Peter Mills (Charlie Barnett) joins the staff. Eamonn Walker, David Eigenberg, Lauren German, Monica Raymund and Teri Reeves also star.
as Lt. Matthew Casey
as Lt. Kelly Severide
as Chief Wallace Boden
as Peter Mills
as Christopher Herrmann
as Leslie Shay
as Gabriela Dawson
as Hallie Casey
as Heather Darden
as Detective Voight
as Uncle Ray
as Cindy Herrmann
as Eric Whaley
as Bennie Severide
as Joe Cruz
as Jose Vargas
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Oz's Eammon Walker and House's Jesse Spencer are among the men and women who populate the show's Windy City firehouse, where all sorts of bland personal drama occurs in between flame-fighting.
Chicago Fire carries itself as if it's the first comfort-food urban drama in TV history - as if its cliches are mint-in-the-box new. That's not a bad strategy; worse shows have run forever on less.
It just doesn't connect on a realistic level like we need shows like this to do.
For what it is -- another weekly look at flame-fighters and companion paramedics -- it's not half bad.
Carefully remove every shred of originality or excitement, and you're left with that kind of well-funded mediocrity that marks so many broadcast series.
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