In real life, the emergency room may be a place where you wait and wait and wait for treatment until your arm falls off, but on TV, it's the most exciting place there is. Every week, life-and-death drama plays out there, and every second counts. The stakes couldn't be higher, or the drama more intense.

And yet, for all the dozens of medical shows that have aired, only a few actually center on the emergency room or emergency doctors and paramedics. There'll be a couple more this fall: "Code Black," on CBS, and "Chicago Med," joining "Chicago Fire" and "Chicago PD" on NBC. Here are some all-time great ER shows for you, stat.