Critic Consensus: Heartbeat is a Frankensteined drama made up of hospital genre cliches and unlikable characters, though the cases-of-the-week are sporadically interesting.
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as Dr. Alex Panttiere
as Pierson "Pierce" Harrison
as Jessie Shane
as Millicent Newbauer
as Dr. Hackett
as Dr. Callahan
as Dr. Forester
as Dr. Brenneman
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Heartbeat is another forgettable medical drama that... will only leave audiences feeling sorry for doctors and their love lives, and scared to ever enter a hospital like this.
The good news is that after the precarious beginning, when you fall into the rhythm of the series -- tight, barbed, fast-cut but full of heart, literally and figuratively -- it's an enjoyable night in.
NBC's Heartbeat is an annoying anachronism of a show, a program that openly steals ideas from better shows like Grey's Anatomy, ER and House, but has no idea what to do with them.
The rest of us aren't likely to last much past the scene in which Alex pounds on the glass walls in her boss' office and shrieks, "I'm not leaving without my heart!" Whatever. Just go.
One wishes the series would fixate less on the chaos of [Dr.] Panttiere's love life. For all the longing gazes and hasty workplace hookups, Heartbeat is at its most pulse-pounding when it simply steps back to let her do her job.
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