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Mercy: Season 1 (2009-2010)



Critic Consensus: Mercy is a heavy-handed medical drama that tries to draw blood from an overworn, cliched stone.


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Set at the fictional Mercy Hospital in New Jersey, this medical drama follows nurse Veronica Flanagan Callahan (Taylor Schilling), who has just returned from her tour of duty in Iraq and reunited with her husband. Veronica's post-traumatic stress disorder leaves her feeling closer to Dr. Chris Sands (James Tupper), with whom she served in Iraq, and she relies on the friendship of her fellow nurses, Sonia Jimenez (Jamie Lee Kirchner) and Chloe Payne (Michelle Trachtenberg), who are dealing with their own love affairs and personal struggles.


Critic Reviews for Mercy: Season 1

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (15)

Some of this is heavy-handed. But Mercy can be affecting and involving, too.

September 23, 2009 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

This is a creation with spunk and spine. Mercy is marvelous television.

September 24, 2009 | Full Review…

There's no reason to pile on here, but this show needed many more months of gestation before getting thrown to the wolves.

September 23, 2009 | Full Review…
Top Critic

But Mercy isn't just derivative; it's stridently, obnoxiously derivative.

September 23, 2009 | Full Review…

Mercy is a bunch of played-out hospital cliches placed together in hopes of being the next Grey's.

September 23, 2009 | Full Review…

It sounds soapy, but it's all handled well enough, and with enough humor, that we believe it.

September 23, 2009 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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