"Chicago Hope" is out on DVD at last!
I've been so surprised that it's taken so long for a lot of superior late '80's, early '90's shows such as CH, LA Law, St Elsewhere and the marvellous Hill Street Blues, to become available on DVD - one would think that boxed sets of all would be the way to go, but apparently not - the producers are going for the drip effect by releasing each series at three or four monthly intervals. Maximising profits, no doubt.
However, that doesn't take away from the wonderful writing, acting and directing that characterised Chicago Hope. Always more politically motivated than its counterpoint ER, it was nevertheless ground-breaking in terms of script and subject matter. Mandy Patinkin, always a joy to watch in any performance, was perfectly complemented by the likes of Adam Arkin ( underated, I think), Hector Elizondo and Roxanne Hart.
The writing was superb - David E Kelley at his best. I'm only sorry that after the first couple of series, his attention was focused more on the new show, Ally McBeal. Still, Chicago Hope will always remain in my heart as my favourite medical drama, ever. Go buy it folks, give yourselves a treat!