Newest Review: ... A & E department. "Casualty" would not have retained its viewers, and acquired new ones along the way, if it had not remaine... more
Member Name: Dangey2009
Advantages: Entertaining medical drama
Disadvantages: Maybe lack realism at times
I used to watch Casualty regularly for years some time ago now but have to admit I haven't watched it for a while now. I used to love the programme and they must the right formula for success I guess as the show has been on BBC on a Saturday night for years now. Each episode is about 50 minutes long and focuses on the trials and tribulations of the staff and patients in a hospital casualty ward.
My wife who is a nurse doesn't really like this any more as she says it's not really that real to life but to be honest with you I used to watch it as it was a good bit of entertainment and you don't have to think about things too much while watching it.
When the show starts you normally get introduced to characters you haven't seen before and quite often you realise quickly enough that one of these new characters you haven't seen before is going end up in casualty after suffering a nasty accident of some description. In that way it's quite predictable but still not boring. You never know if a character will die or not so are left wondering throughout the episode as there are deaths in most episodes.
There have been some spin off shows like Holby City as a direct result of Casualty and it's success but I don't think any of them could quite do as well as the original and probably best. There are also many medical dramas like ER and Grey's Anatomy which ran for years or are still running. None of them focus on just one department in the hospital though.
I would recommend anyone who has never seen it to sit down one Saturday night and watch Casualty as it's great entertainment and viewing...
Summary: Overall, worth watching this medical drama