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4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8 out of 5 stars
ER: The Complete Eighth Season [DVD] [2007]
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on 12 November 2011
This is the season that blew the lid of extordinary television. I remember that in the same year this season was scheduled and Mark Greene found out that his brain tumor was in-operable, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Buffy's mum) and Ally McBeal (Ally's Boyfriend) all had the same but individual amazing ways of killing off the central characters with a brain tumor. ER was the one that tore the crying heart strings and cracked open your chest as Mark was slowly killed over the course of the season. It was truly gut-wrentching to watch.

Anthony Edwards played Mark Greene wonderfully and his acting (as always) was complete magic. His final episode 'On The Beach' was a brillant piece of writing and acting and the music score was so compelling. It was the best storyline throughout the entire series run.

One of the best characters of the season was Alex Kingston's portrail of Dr. Elizabeth Corday as she had a few glorious moments. The scene where she is in Romarno's offices discussing Mark's illness was mind blowing, the writing was so good! And the acting was out-of-this-world. Trully amazing. There was also the storyline of Elizabeth being followed by infection control as they blamed her for certain patients who had died from a form of bacteria that all seemed to be linked with Corday.

Maura Tierney's had another year to shine as Abby Lockhart - storylines such as the abusive neighbour next door, the love triangle between her, Carter and Kovac and her final episode where great. Maura is a pleasure as always.

Susan Lewis was a magical moment to praise as Sherry Stringfield decided to reprise her character's role after leaving in season 3. She dated Carter in this season plus a reunion between her and Mark was lovely and I'm glad she returned before Mark died.

Benton leaves! I never really cared for Benton as he was horrible to Carter in the early years. His farwell storyline was great though.

Kerry Weaver also shined due to trouble with Ching May and she even got her own episode where she had to deliver a baby in an over-turned ambulance. Her reaction over Greene's death was perfect to, she is wonderful.

There is plenty of other great moments including kovac beating up the neighbour who attacked Abby, Carter dealing with his 'Gama's' dementia, the scene where Kerry found a dirty doll in her locker, carter taking the lead after Greene's death, Abby's birthday. My favorite episodes include Bygones, On the Beach, Supplies and Demands and Lockdown.
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on 11 December 2007
Compared to the most recent series, watching this DVD boxset really reminds me of how good ER used to be. Whilst now they rely on big stunts and guest stars there are some amazingly simple and subtle episodes in this series where the writing and the acting really just blow you away.
Points that really stick out for me are Abby's assualt, Elizabeth and Romano discussing Mark after they find out he is gong to die, Carter reading a letter from Mark to the rest of the ER and the fabulous Breakfast Club inspired episode 'Secrets and Lies.'
I think this is the series where you fall in love with Abby and the year that cements her as a classic ER character and I defy anyone not to shed a tear during Mark's illness. This is a series which will make you laugh, make you cry and make your heart beat faster. If you're a fan of the old ER style I would definately recommend this box set.
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on 4 August 2009
Possibly the best season of ER in its entire history. The saddest, most heart-wrenching final few episodes, with the heroics of all the characters in full force as they deal with most difficult news. If you are somehow capable of watching this season of ER without sobbing your heart out, then you amaze me. Personally, I don't think it's possible.

The entire cast is on top form in this incredible eighth season, with exceptional performances from Anthony Edwards (Dr Mark Greene) and Noah Wyle (Dr John Carter).

Simply put, if you watch only one season of ER and never watch another, make it this one, you won't regret it.
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on 20 January 2011
If you are an ER fan and you own or have watched the other series' then you cannot miss watching/owning the final series.

This season continues in the same fast paced character led story lines of the previous series but with flash backs and where are they now about some of the well know characters of the previous series. The final episode is not what you might expect but I think it does the series justice.
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on 3 January 2013
If you love ER with all its action, this is one of the great ones, and if you want a soggy handkerchief this is wonderful but in such good taste.
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on 8 December 2012
It's ER.

It's Series 8. If you've watched the previous 7 series you know exactly what to expect and this doesn't disappoint.
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on 6 August 2011
I am a HUGE fan of this series, but wasnt really old enough to get iton TV. So pleased its so inexpensive to own it myself at last!
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on 17 March 2013
Again easy to store, great entertainment and brought hours of fun whilst watching. Would recommend to anyone who likes the series
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on 19 January 2016
This was the last "proper" season of ER. It was never the same without Greene and Benton.
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on 3 February 2016
The best medical drama ever produced, and this season has now been added to my ER Collection
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