Chicago Hope: Season 1 (1994 - 1995)

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Season 1
Chicago Hope

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Chicago Hope is a beacon of ambition among hospital dramas, gifting a terrific cast with layered storylines and plenty of heart, but the series could use a prescription for toning down the occasional mawkishness.

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Critic Ratings: 12

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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 18, 1994
2
Air date: Sep 22, 1994
3
Air date: Sep 29, 1994
4
Air date: Oct 6, 1994
5
Air date: Oct 13, 1994
6
Air date: Oct 20, 1994
7
Air date: Nov 3, 1994
8
Air date: Nov 10, 1994
9
Air date: Jan 1, 1995
10
Air date: Jan 2, 1995
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Cast

Adam Arkin
as Dr. Aaron Shutt
Hector Elizondo
as Dr. Phillip Watters
Mandy Patinkin
as Dr. Jeffrey Geiger
Roxanne Hart
as Nurse Camille Shutt
Thomas Gibson
as Dr. Daniel Nyland
Peter MacNicol
as Alan Birch
E.G. Marshall
as Dr. Arthur Thurmond
Diane Venora
as Dr. Geri Infante
Peter Berg
as Dr. Billy Kronk
Margaret Colin
as Dr. Karen Antonovich
Jayne Brook
as Dr. Diane Grad
Vondie Curtis-Hall
as Dr. Dennis Hancock
Robyn Lively
as Nurse Maggie Atkisson
Obba Babatundé
as Charles Ellis
Cotter Smith
as Dr. Bob Mariniak
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Critic Reviews for Chicago Hope Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (8)

"Chicago Hope"...sails even more aggressively into the uncharted waters it navigated somewhat rockily in it s pilot, challenging us with uncommonly complicated characters and provocative story lines.

Dec 20, 2018 | Full Review…

On balance, Chicago Hope has the benefit of scripts by Mr. [David E.] Kelley, who knows every television trick for tugging at heartstrings and pulling away for a neatly moving fade-out.

May 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Hope also features the season's most enjoyable supporting player - Peter MacNicol as the hospital's legal counsel, Alan Birch.

Dec 20, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Mostly, "Chicago Hope" is -- handsome and polished and stubbornly superficial.

Dec 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Don't cram too many story lines into one episode, especially if you're planning to leave some of them hanging.

Dec 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Less smart are the plots of the first two episodes, which treat your heartstrings like taffy pulls while imploring you to care which high-risk patients survive.

Dec 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Down deep, however, this is the old, highly workable stuff, tidily refurbished.

Dec 20, 2018 | Full Review…
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Mandy Patinkin (Dr. Jeffrey Geiger) and Adam Arkin (Dr. Aaron Shutt) head a superb cast in this powerful, conscientious series.

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Chicago Hope is remembered as a good drama that was just the second best hospital show of the '90s.

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The characters are strong and fascinating.

Dec 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Chicago Hope's strong character-based drama makes it fairly compelling.

Dec 20, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Intelligent, fleet, emotionally complex and lightly dusted with Kelley's celebrated sense of the absurd, this is the best hospital show since St. Elsewhere.

Dec 20, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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