In the fall season of 1994, the hospital drama first aired on NBC. In my opinion, the first two years of the show rank it as one of the best dramas ever in the history of television. The show featured fast-paced situations in the ER but also dealt with personal life issues of the main characters. It had good characters, good acting, and great stories. The first two years also tackled many controversial issues such as AIDS, teenage pregnancy, incest, and a good looking thirty- something year old doctor who got hoards of women (aka. George Clooney). Interestingly, the first year of the show was produced by Steven Spielberg, in collaboration with Michael Crichton, the creator. And, in fact, one of the episodes in the first season was directed by Quinten Terrentino.