St. Elsewhere

NBC (ended 1988)





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  • A true classic

    St. Elsewhere was a critical darling but got absolutely no respect from the viewing public, except for a core group of fans. Of course, the 80's was a time of excess and glitz and St. Elsewhere did not fall into those categories. It was well written and superbly acted. As with most shows, I feel the early years were the best. The original cast worked very well together. Over the years there were many cast changes and I always felt that the women in the cast got shortchanged. It was one of the first, if not THE first, show to give one of its regular cast members the aids virus. I know the final episode has been the source of much controversy since it aired, but I found it to be very moving if not realistic. A reunion would be nice, but considering the fact that the show went unnoticed during its run, I doubt that will happen. But a six season run for a show with ratings like this one got is pretty remarkable.