CBS’ Code Black: Is This Marcia Gay Harden Medical Drama Worth Watching?

Photo of Harden and Guzman in CBS' Code Black

Marcia Gay Harden and Luis Guzman in CBS’ Code Black – (Photo: Neil Jacobs/CBS)

In this episode we preview CBS’ new medical drama Code Black. It stars Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife), Luis Guzman (Narcos), Melanie Chandra (The Brink), Harry Ford, Benjamin Hollingsworth (Backstrom) and Bonnie Sommerville (Cashmere Mafia, NYPD Blue).

Code Black is based on the award-winning Code Black documentary by Ryan McGarry. It is a medical drama that takes place at L.A. County General, the busiest ER in the nation, where regularly the number of patients can outnumber the doctors, nurse and space needed to treat them. When this happens, it is known as Code Black. The show will follow the ER’s Residency Director (Harden), renowned for successfully performing high-risk procedures, four first-year residents just starting, the senior nurse that sees everything, and an ER doctor that study under their, but doesn’t agree with how things get done sometimes. Here life is measured in seconds and where everyone must work with speed and skill to serve and overwhelmed system where many of the people coming are there to die or get a chance at a miracle.

Code Black takes a scenario you’ve seen before in the medical drama genre and produces a very solid version of it that hits all the emotional beats you’d expect.

Watch the Trailer for Code Black

Will you be checking out CBS’ Code Black when it premieres Wednesday, September 30th following Criminal Minds?

You can hear my opinion and overview in the audio above. Listen and then let me know what you think in the comments or via Twitter @theTVaholic.

Also, for more on Code Black and the rest of the CBS fall lineup, listen to me along with Carla Day (@CarlaDay) and Kyle Nolan (@kyool) on TVx3 E290: CBS Fall TV Preview 2015.

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