‘Chicago Med’: Will the Series Discuss Mental Health In the Time of Coronavirus?

Oliver Platt as Dr. Daniel Charles looking up and to the left

2020 has been a very tumultuous year. In just 10 months, we’ve seen the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic ravage the entire world, and the fight against police brutality and racism through the Black Lives Movement has found its voice.

In all the tension, various shows have managed to slip in their message about some social injustices in the script. Chicago P.D., for example, has been working toward addressing police brutality owing to the fact that the lead, Sergeant Hank Voight, is very violent himself. Chicago Med is also set to include the discussion of mental health, especially during these times.

Oliver Platt as Dr. Daniel Charles | Elizabeth Sisson/Getty Images
Chicago Med handles more than mental health

Chicago Med is an installment of the Chicago series franchises created by Dick Wolf. The show centers on the doctors and nurses at the emergency department at Gaffney Chicago Medical Center and how they work together to save patients’ lives.

The lives of the members of Gaffney Chicago Medical Center always intertwine with the rest of the Chicago series, with crossovers sometimes happening in the franchise. For example, Dr. Will Halstead, the ED supervising attending physician at the hospital, is related to Detective Jay Halstead from Chicago P.D. At the same time, Dr. April Sexton is the childhood friend of Lieutenant Kelly Severide of Chicago Fire.

Chicago Med premiered on November 17, 2015, on NBC. It has been around for five seasons, and in February 2020, the show was renewed for another three seasons. The sixth season is scheduled to premiere in November 2020.

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The show stars Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta, Torrey DeVitto, Rachel DiPillo, and Collin Donnell, to mention a few. One of the characters on the show, Dr. Charles, stands out from the rest since it is unusual for medical drama shows to have such a character.

Who is Dr. Charles and why is he so unique?

Dr. Charles’ skeptical face is unmatched. pic.twitter.com/NmIbRYjGia

— Chicago Med (@NBCChicagoMed) September 15, 2020

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Dr. Charles is a recently-widowed psychiatrist, played by Oliver Platt, at Gaffney Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Charles ensures his fellow doctors are in good mental health, as well as treating patients for a variety of mental health emergencies and conditions.

Dr. Charles is a very trivial member of Chicago Med since he introduced fans to a whole new angle on medical drama

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet


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