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Mini review: NBC's 'Mercy'

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'Mercy'
Two stars
7 p.m. Wednesday on WMAQ-Channel 5

It's not fair to punish "Mercy" for not being "Nurse Jackie." But "Mercy" would be in critical condition even if there weren't a glut of nurse shows. I like newcomer Taylor Schilling as an Iraq vet trying to adjust to the relative normalcy of emergency work. Anne Heche's hubby, "Men in Trees'" James Tupper, is McDreamy as the war fling who follows her home. But any effective moments are outweighed by thumpingly obvious sentimentality, hospital stereotypes, and undignified "girl talk." With Michelle Trachtenberg as the shiny new intern.

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