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    Posted on Apr 22, 2018

    Here Are 17 Clichés That Happen During All Medical TV Shows

    Every season there's a massive accident that causes widespread panic in the ER.

    Warning: Some mild spoilers ahead!

    1. First, everyone in the hospital has slept with everybody else and the secret relationships cause DRAMA every season.

    ABC

    2. There's always a group of BFFs that are trying to defy the odds and become the best doctors at the hospital.

    ABC / NBC

    3. From the beginning, one intern appears to be a surgical prodigy and gets put on a ton of surgeries by the residents.

    ABC

    4. Every season, there's one favorite patient that appears to be getting better until there's a complication no one sees coming.

    ABC / NBC

    5. There's always one doctor who comes from a family of surgeons, but they're trying to escape their family's legacy.

    ABC / NBC

    6. More often than not, there's a massive accident, like a chemical spill or a ferry boat crash, that causes widespread panic in the ER.

    ABC / NBC

    7. The hospital on-call rooms never function as a place for doctors to sleep, but rather as a perfect hook up spot.

    ABC / NBC

    8. A new doctor inevitably arrives to cause trouble at the most inconvenient moments.

    ABC / NBC

    9. At some point, one doctor defies the odds and saves a patient in a crazy way, whether it's rescuing them from a storm drain or performing surgery in a stuck elevator.

    NBC / ABC

    10. Once an episode, a doctor yells, "They're coding" and/or "Clear," while trying to save a patient.

    ABC / NBC

    11. At some point, a beloved intern tragically dies and their death leaves a lasting impression on their fellow doctors and the TV series.

    NBC / ABC

    12. Every season, there's one medical mystery that causes the doctors to go into a frenzy.

    Fox / ABC

    13. There's sometimes one doctor who is hiding something that could keep them from operating, usually a hand tremor.

    ABC / Fox

    14. One doctor in a position of power has a "tough love" attitude that eventually softens as the series progresses.

    ABC / NBC

    15. At some point, a parent of one of the doctors is revealed, and we learn about their strained relationship.

    NBC / ABC

    16. All of the doctors hang out at the same bar after work because nobody seems to have any friends outside of the hospital.

    ABC / NBC

    17. And finally, a family member of a doctor will unexpectedly arrive and shock everyone who works there, making for the perfect episode cliffhanger.

    ABC / Fox

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