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Favorite firefighter drama: 'Chicago Fire' or 'Station 19'?
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Primetime TV is burning up this fall. "Station 19" debuted in March with mixed reviews. The new firefighter drama is similar to "Chicago Fire," which debuted in 2012 and is now going strong in season seven. But if we learned anything from Shondaland, it is never underestimate a show's success. "Station 19" still held its own in season one and is expected to be lit in season two. After all, TGIT fans are loyal. Which is your favorite?🔥🚒👨‍🚒📺

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Below is the synopsis of "Chicago Fire," per Rotten Tomatoes.

A drama series following the firefighters, paramedics and rescue squad of Chicago Firehouse 51.

While the series is not rated on Rotten Tomatoes, it does hold an audience score of 87 percent (at the time of publication). "Chicago Fire" has the firefighter drama down, and it's going strong in the ratings. TV critics even blasted "Station 19" for copying the NBC smash in the spring of 2018. 

Deadline's Lisa de Moraes pointed out the debut of "Station 19" did not top "Chicago Fire" last March.

NBC edged ABC in a heated firefighter-show battle Thursday, but the ratings conflagration did nothing to douse NCAA basketball numbers on CBS.
NBC’s two back-to-back Chicago Fire episodes (1.2 demo rating, 6.78 million viewers) may have dampened viewing for the 9-11 PM launch of ABC’s firehouse-set Grey’s Anatomy spinoff Station 19, which clocked a modest 1.2 demo rating and 5.42 million viewers off Grey’s 1.9 and 7.5M.

Newsday's Verne Gay criticized "Station 19" for being unoriginal compared to "Chicago Fire." She wrote:

Meanwhile, “19” feels exactly like a Shondaland show, but far more like a crossover than a spinoff. There’s perhaps a bigger problem: NBC’s “Chicago Fire” already does this show and does it well.
BOTTOM LINE Straight off the Shondaland assembly line, “19” has a good lead, lots of energy, but not all that much else — especially an original concept.
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Below is the synopsis of "Station 19," per Rotten Tomatoes.

In Seattle, all firefighters are also trained EMTs and the crew at Station 19 is second to none. Working in 24-hour shifts, these professionals spend so much time together that they build relationships unlike any others.

The series holds a fresh rating of 67 percent on Rotten Tomatoes (at the time of publication). The first season truly followed the Shondaland formula of melodrama, twists, and turns. Fans are ready for season two to be just as lit. Check out the trailer here. Also, read what The Los Angeles Times' Robert Lloyd wrote about the first season:

Like other Rhimes productions, the show is very much a work of capital-T Television, a turbocharged melodrama in which twists and surprises transpire with comforting predictability. When a woman pulled from a burning building says that Charlie is still in the house, there is no doubt that Charlie will turn out to be a dog. (And pan to the tag reading "Charlie," to leave no viewer behind.)
At the same time, Rhimes' series feel "real," and relatable, however absurd they may become, because they are packed with intense emotions — and many people do feel packed with intense emotions. Like big pop ballads in which everything matters terribly, these shows give shape to yearning.
FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
Favorite firefighter drama: 'Chicago Fire' or 'Station 19'?
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamChicagoFire
#TeamStation19