Really? I've always found ER to be extremely realistic. Why, just last week, we had a helicopter crash on our ambulance bay, squishing the director of the department. Good thing it happened on Tuesday, because the day before we had a patient drive a stolen tank up to the ER and a hazardous waste spill in triage. Luckily, all the doctors were around, since they are usually out intubating people in crushed buildings and doing emergency C-sections in wrecked ambulances. Of course, when they are here, the docs are really busy. Yesterday, we had a trauma with four docs in the room, cutting off clothes, putting in IVs (even before the cart stopped rolling), pushing meds. Luckily, that gave me time to run around looking for consent forms, especially since I'm the only nurse ever there, except our token Hispanic, black and gay nurses who don't talk much. We won't be around long, though. We nurses are dying to either marry a doc and have kids or become one of the docs, so we can do real medicine and stop cleaning up derelicts all day. Besides, we could use some fresh docs. The ones we have are always too busy sleeping with one another or off sitting at the bedside of a patient for a few hours.......Seriously, ER has been on a downhill slide for years, dropping into freefall, quickly becoming yet another doctor soap opera, the only difference being a slightly more grudgy set than the others. This is television, after all, meant for the lowest common denominator. So, grab the popcorn, pop a cold one and dial in Greys Anatomy since I like my soap operas straight.