I didn't watch the first two episodes of NBC's ER back in 1994. Instead I tuned in to another new hospital drama, CBS's Chicago Hope, which also aired on Thursdays at 9 pm (CST). It starred such familiar faces as Mandy Patinkin and Adam Arkin, while ER only had that guy from Roseanne and Sisters, George Clooney. I thought for sure that Chicago Hope would be the better show of the two, but I was wrong. I soon switched over to ER, while CBS quickly switched its medical series to another time slot. Now don't get me wrong, I liked Chicago Hope, and I continued to watch it, but there was just something new and exciting about the way ER told a story.