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TRAUMA from NBC – First Look

May 4, 2009 by  

Oh good, another medical-based drama. I was really hoping we would have another one of those next season! Cynicism aside, I will give TRAUMA a fair look. Want to know why? It’s from Executive Producer Peter Berg. As in FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS creator Peter Berg.


Preview Clips

Go behind-the-scenes of the non-stop new NBC drama, Trauma.

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6 Responses to “TRAUMA from NBC – First Look”

  1. strunkette on May 4th, 2009 12:30 pm

    I will check this out only because you said Peter Berg……..didn’t we have this show? It was called Third Watch 🙂

  2. Jules on May 4th, 2009 8:36 pm

    Sounds like your typical medical drama, but it’s being shot in my home town…where I also work currently…and it’s Peter Berg….and what is NBC and being all Bay Area since Parenthood is set in the East Bay???

  3. Jimmy on May 5th, 2009 1:09 pm

    The clips give the show a certain appeal, and I’m interested to see how it turns out. As a Paramedic for many years, I’ve often been frustrated by the way those of us, in the profession are portrayed on TV. There are a lot of stereotypes about this job and usually we are portrayed as simple, brash, incapable or incompetent. People see us as public figures, glorified taxis or some kind of “bullet proof heroes.” We see ourselves as simple people trying to make a difference, one patient at a time. As the clip showed, there are things we see and do that we can’t take home to our family and friends. Were forced to make decisions that, some think, should not be made by ordinary people, just doing their job. Were kind, tacky, funny, rude, gentle, rough, respectful, and abrasive and whatever else it takes to save as many lives as possible in the time allotted to us by the situation. “Life’s hard and then you die. Some sooner than others.” We save as many as we can till our time runs out. Just that simple. Our humor is thought to be quite “dark” because it helps to deal with the things we see. We see people in their worst moments, there most embarrassing moments, there most devastating moments and occasionally their greatest moments. Many of us can’t sleep without dreams that would make most people think twice before falling back to sleep. I like to think our skills are efficient and effective, yet they always seem to be portrayed as poor or out of sequence on TV. We pride ourselves on our skills and practice constantly to make every needle stick, every tube, every cut and every intervention count. I pray the writers and producers of this show used experienced street medics as there guide. Were very critical of ourselves and our profession. If you’ve ever watched TV or a movie and heard someone yell things like “Epi comes before the atropine” or “the laryngoscope is a left-handed tool, not a right handed one,” then you understand what I mean. I apologize for the rambling and I look forward to seeing the show air.

  4. Karen on May 20th, 2009 3:47 pm

    Does anyone else remember the last time actor Cliff Curtis appeared in a movie about paramedics? It was Bringing Out the Dead by Martin Scorcese and Curtis wasn’t a paramedic, he was a drug dealer who ended up impaled on a fence. Kind of different, eh? I’ll watch because of Peter Berg and the San Francisco locale, and Curtis, who should be in better roles than he has in the last few years, he played the dad in Whale Rider for chrissakes!

  5. Jenny on July 6th, 2009 12:32 pm

    I”m a medic and this show looks awesome! The firehouse is already talking all good news about it…

  6. Pando on July 27th, 2009 7:19 am

    As a real city paramedic. Not just a fire/medic. I mean the real deal, sitting at a street post waiting to get that shooting or stabbing. Eating like crap because we don’t get the cooked meal. Running back to back. I hope it shows people what real medics do. Bring out the dead is the closest thing to my job. I hope this show is good.