Apr 22, 2016
In 1994, a medical drama appeared on the horizon that would change TV storytelling. This was no Marcus Welby or Medical Center. E R’s first three episodes demonstrated consistent innovation in blending the personal lives of medical professionals with the workplace challenges – often in exhaustive detail. Those three episodes would lay the foundation for 15 seasons of remarkable TV.
This installment of Advanced TV Herstory scrolls all the way back in ER archives to the first two seasons. When it all began, viewers followed the realistic story arcs of two strong women characters, Dr. Susan Lewis played by Sherry Stringfield and Nurse Carol Hathaway played by Julianna Margulies. Amid a growing cast, these two held their own to deliver memorable performances and give us all insight into the lives of women in the medical profession in the mid 90s.