I'll admit that I lost interest in watching the series after Dr. Greene was killed off. I'd watch it occasionally after that, but it really upset me that Dr. Greene died. Me, of all people, upset over the death of a fictional character. But, to me, Greene and Carter were ER, moreso than any of the others.
When I was a kid, I watched television as much as I could get away with...almost 42 years later, I find that television doesn't interest me as much as it used to. Honestly, I probably average under ten hours a week. Jeopardy is the only show I watch on a regular basis. I'm sure that's some kind of record...somewhere.
I wanted to watch the ER finale though. The series did actually mean quite a bit to me. Shortly after I started this career in EMS, ER started it's amazing run. I could relate to it, to almost all of it. I'd learn something new in EMT or specialist or medic class and then I could
reinforce that learning experience by just watching a television show. Pretty remarkable.
I'd find myself yelling at the television, almost constantly. "Secure the tube!", "Use a bigger IV catheter!" "It's CHF!" "Awww, it's probably
I suppose that we won't be so lucky to get another series like ER anytime soon. I'd almost be tempted to try to break my record at watching television...