During the mid-90s, no show conquered the medical drama quite like ER. Created by author Michael Crichton, ER followed the ins and outs of the fictional County General Hospital and the various challenges and interpersonal relationships of its many physicians and staff. Running for 15 seasons before finally bowing out in April of 2009, ER became the most nominated drama program in history with 124 Emmy nominations to its name. For fans alike, it was pre-internet water cooler television at its finest.
With help from uber-producer Steven Spielberg, Crichton fleshed out his medical series based on his own experience as a med student in a busy emergency room years prior. Although Spielberg jumped ship after only one season, ER was up and running, eventually launching its stars to fame beyond any actor’s wildest dream. Anthony Edwards, George Clooney and Julianna Margulies became just a few of the stars whose careers were either launched or severely kick-started as their characters worked around the clock to save lives and avoid tragedy in the halls of County General.
Is you missed out the first time or want to revisit the show’s heyday, here’s how to watch ER streaming online.
How to Watch ER Online & Stream the Complete Series
Among all the streaming services, Hulu has exclusive rights to every episode of ER. There are a couple different options when signing up for Hulu, but either one will get you access to the show’s complete library:
If you simply want Hulu’s extensive on-demand library, you can sign up right here. It costs $7.99 per month for the limited commercials plan or $11.99 per month for the no commercials plan.
If you want to go from watching Hulu’s on-demand library to watching MLB games or other live TV without changing the app, you can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV”. This option gives you access to Hulu’s extensive on-demand library, as well as a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels. It costs $39.99 per month for the plan that includes limited commercials with the on-demand content or $43.99 per month for the plan that includes no commercials with the on-demand content.
After signing up for either of the above options, you can watch any episode of ER on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
WARNING: Spoilers ahead
How Many ER Seasons Are There?
ER aired for 15 seasons. The series was even sold overseas, spawning international versions in countries like Belgrade and Serbia.
ER Season 1
25 Episodes | September 1994 – May 1995
In the series premiere, Dr. Mark Greene considers a move into private practice. Staff nurse Carol Hathaway, who was formerly dating Dr. Doug Ross, attempts to commit suicide. Medical student John Carter experiences his first day in the ER. Later in the season, Greene makes a fatal error while treating a pregnant woman which leads him to depression. Dr. …read more