As passionate fans of Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Chicago Med, and Chicago Justice, you could say that we practically live in Chicago four times per week without even getting up from the comfort of our own couches.

If that sounds like you, then like us you’re, what NBC has coined, a Chi-Hard.

As defined, a Chi-Hard is “a die-hard fan of NBC’s Chicago franchise.”

Severide, Dawsey, Firehouse 51 on Tuesdays? Check!

Voight, Linstead, Intelligence on Wednesdays? Check!

Dr. Rhodes, Manstead, and Chicago Med on Thursdays? Check!

Stone, Staldez, and State’s Attorney’s Office on Sundays? Check!

Obsessive television fan that watches Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Chicago Med, and Chicago Justice every week? CHECK!

Here are some “Chi-Hard”-isms that the casts from Fire, P.D., Med, and Justice have laid out for us. And we’ve got a good feeling that, like us, you’re nodding along the entire time.

What are your favorite “Chi-Hard”-isms that you live and die by? We’re gonna have to agree with Sophia Bush when she says:

“You know what Dawsey, Linstead, and Manstead are. And they’re EVERYTHING.”


Chicago Fire airs Tuesdays at 10/9c, Chicago P.D. airs Wednesdays at 10/9c, Chicago Med airs Thursdays at 9/8c, and Chicago Justice airs Sundays at 9/8c on NBC.

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