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Is 'Station 19' worth watching?

The highly anticipated series premiere of "Grey's Anatomy" spinoff "Station 19" aired on Thursday, March 22, and critical reactions are mixed. Some critics argue "Chicago Fire" already exists and ignites the firefighter-drama flame way better. Others say we should never underestimate the power of Shondaland and argue that "Station 19" follows TGIT's successful formula. What do you think? 🔥🚒👨‍🚒📺

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Below is the synopsis of "Station 19," per Rotten Tomatoes.

Practically raised at the station, Andy Herrera (Jaina Lee Ortiz) is a confident, badass firefighter who is also the daughter of Captain Pruitt (Miguel Sandoval), the formidable head of the firehouse. Captain Pruitt was Andy's primary inspiration to become a firefighter, and is a mentor to both Andy and Jack Gibson (Grey Damon), the lieutenant at Station 19. Passionate and energetic, Jack is fearless - just the kind of guy you want coming to your rescue. While Jack is fearless, Andy plays by the rules - but when these two are together, sparks fly and opposites attract.

Watch the season one trailer below, and tell us if you think the show is worth watching. 

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Some TV critics say Shondaland has done it again! Never bet against any of ABC's TGIT dramas. Paste Magazine's Amy Amatangelo writes:

All this may sound like I’m complaining, but I’m not. Like I said, I actually do want to live in Shondaland. Rhimes’ series are the ultimate comfort food TV. Station 19 may not set your viewing world on fire, but I bet you’ll be glad you watched.
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But others say the drama falls short of being original and interesting compared to previous works by Shondaland and it's direct competitor "Chicago Fire." Newsday's Verne Gay writes: 

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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