| STARRING |
Anthony Edwards, Laura Innes, Noah Wyle
Doctors balance medical emergencies and interpersonal relationships.
Doctors are noble but flawed, dedicated to their patients but also recovering from suicide attempts, fighting custody battles, and, more recently, "coming out." The show's ethics mix sanctity of life with "whatever's right for you." Thus, life-saving doctors also endorse abortion, safe sex, and euthanasia.
When a homosexual AIDS patient warns he won't stop sleeping with his partner because he loves him, the doctors "compassionately" preach safe sex.