ER

TV Show • 1994 • Drama  

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Explores the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital and the critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of its overburdened emergency room.
This tv show contains 74 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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darkharbour
A dog is shown injured but is saved. Another dog is operated on in a subsequent season. In the eighth season, a dog is mentioned to have been killed in a hit and run, causing great distress to its owner.
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Unanswered Triggers
Are animals abused?
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Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is someone tortured?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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markgreene
Several ER patients are victims of domestic violence.
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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ernciswwjunkie
Like every other episode in the first few seasons Doug Ross has a child come in who’s being abused.
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Addiction
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markgreene
Some ER patients are addicts. A main character is addicted to pain killers, this is a storyline in season 6 and 7. A main character's relative is addicted to heroin. During season 8, a baby accidentally swallows ecstasy. Marijuana is consumed by some patients and doctors. A main character uses cocaine in season 12.
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Is there addiction?
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markgreene
There is a storyline involving a main character's cousin who is addicted to heroin. In season 6 episode 22, we find out that one the same main character is addicted to pain killers. His addiction is brought up quite frequently after this, and he ends up relapsing and taking pills; however he throws them up after and does not relapse again. A character in season 12 does cocaine. Another main character is a sober alcoholic who ends up relapsing in season 14. Several ER patients are addicts.
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JohnBurnham
One of the Maine characters doctor Ross abuses alcohol in the pilot and periodically throughout the show. Intoxicated patients and drunk drivers are a regular feature
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Is there a dead animal?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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lilibatX
s11e10 a cat gets run over then shot, they show the body
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Does a dragon die?
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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MJC908
S4
A student who is under 18 reveals that she has been having sexual and romantic relations with her teacher who is around 40 years old.
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone restrained?
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markgreene
A few patients come in after having been assaulted/raped. A main character is raped in the last episode of Season 12. Another main character reveals in Season 8 that he lost his virginity to a much older woman at age 11. A main character reveals in Season 15 that he was raped as a child by a family friend.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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markgreene
One of the main characters gets an arm chopped off by a helicopter blade in the season 9 premiere. This scene is quite graphic. Another main character loses his legs. This is not shown on screen. The stumps are later seen in season 13 in a non-graphic fashion, bandaged. There are a few ER patients who require amputation and it is usually quite graphic.
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Is there a hanging?
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Season 8 ep 7
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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Does someone break a bone?
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markgreene
A lot of ER patients have seizures. One of the main characters has a few seizures due to their brain tumor. This storyline begins in season 7.
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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ernciswwjunkie
Romano’s arm is severed by a helicopter blade in 9x01. Very abrupt and startling and with no warning. Had me reeling. Later on in the season a little girl comes in in a trauma and her fingers have been cut off and their stubs are spewing blood.
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markgreene
A character commits suicide by jumping off a roof in season 1.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Does a kid die?
27 supporters
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JohnBurnham
Kids regularly die primarily as E.R patients.
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Death
Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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markgreene
A main character is abducted by a gang in Season 11, Episode 10. She is later freed and does not get harmed. A main character is kidnapped and raped by her ex-boyfriend at the end of season 12. There are a few patients who have been kidnapped.
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Does a parent die?
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JohnBurnham
Parents die regularly on the show, usually but not always it’s E.R paitnets.
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Does someone cheat?
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markgreene
A main character's wife admitted she cheated on him in Season 1.
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TitoValenia
In the holy Macral episode, there are three commemorative sakagewa stuffed dolls, which are then boot kicked by George Clooney and his nasty cohorts.
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Does a family member die?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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markgreene
There are no ghosts, but there is an episode where people briefly talk about how the hospital might be haunted. This is not brought up again and the show has no supernatural elements.
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
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tiptaptaquito
in the episode "mars attacks" a boy wets his pants
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Does someone vomit?
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JohnBurnham
There’s a lot of vomiting.
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Does someone spit?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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LGBTQ+
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MJC908
In one of the earlier episodes one of the patients is a trans woman and the ER staff make various transphobic remarks about her; one of the nurses calls her a “sh*male”
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Medical
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markgreene
Needles/syringes are used in pretty much every episode.
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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markgreene
It's a hospital show. There are maybe two episodes that don't take place in the hospital.
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markgreene
A lot of ER patients have cancer. A main character's mother has lung cancer. A main character has a brain tumor, and dies of it.
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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Season 8 ep 7
Cutting
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lilibatX
In several episodes. Specifically a mentally ill patient stabs 2 doctors.
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MJC908
A main character attempts suicide by overdosing on pills. She survives.
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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AlexTyler
S1
 E8
high school wrestler in s1e8
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MJC908
At one point a character who worked at the ER gets hit by a train and it is presumed to be suicide
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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markgreene
Childbirth happens quite frequently in the show, both by patients and by main characters.
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Are there abortions?
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markgreene
Abortion is sometimes discussed regarding patients, and some patients go through with it. One of the main characters talks of having an abortion when she was younger.
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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markgreene
A main character miscarries. Some patients have miscarriages as well.
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markgreene
A pregnant woman dies in a quite traumatic fashion in Season 1, Episode 19 "Loves Labor Lost."
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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markgreene
There are around 4 or 5 storylines involving trans patients. While not usually misgendered by the doctors, they are often misgendered by their family.
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Does the black guy die first?
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markgreene
A main character is called a d*ke by another doctor. The f-slur is used in a couple of episodes.
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Is there hate speech?
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markgreene
There are racist and homophobic patients. One of the main characters who comes into the show in season 4 frequently makes xenophobic, homophobic, and misogynist jokes, however he is condemned by other characters for it. Trans characters are sometimes misgendered. There is a patient with a KKK tattoo, however they say they have changed.
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markgreene
In season 1, a trans person dies of suicide. A lesbian main character's girlfriend dies in season 10.
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Are there n-words?
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markgreene
The N-word is used a couple of times. As far as I can remember it is only used by black people, however there is a white, racist patient who has "Kill all N-words" tattooed on his arm.
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Sex
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markgreene
A lot of main characters have non-graphic sex scenes.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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MJC908
Two patients, a brother and sister, reveal that they have had sex with each other.
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Is someone terminally ill?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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MJC908
S4
The show itself is not anti-abortion, but there is an episode in which a primary focus is the bombing of abortion clinics; the doctors who perform abortions are compared to Nazis by one character. This character’s ideals are portrayed in a negative light.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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markgreene
A plane crashes in Season 12, Episode 8.
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markgreene
A main character is hit by a truck in Season 12 and subsequently loses their legs.
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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markgreene
Blood/gore is in pretty much every episode.
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Does someone drown?
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markgreene
There are frequently ER patients who are brought in suffering from gunshot wounds. A school shooting happens. There are two occasions where someone goes on a rampage in the ER and shoots at both patients and doctors.
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