Television watchers can’t get enough of their medical dramas. Whether you’re a huge fan of Grey’s Anatomy or tune in weekly to Chicago MED, we all have our not-so-guilty pleasures.
When it comes to ones that have made a real impact with audiences all over the world, we narrowed down some favorites. Let us know if you made our list.
Part of the Chicago series of shows (Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Justice), the MED series is based around the lives of doctors and nurses at Gaffney Chicago Medical Center.
Like with most medical shows, it combines a bit of medical drama along with the twisted personal lives of the medical professionals themselves. It’s a fan favorite, so if you haven’t already tuned in, now’s the time.
The Night Shift
Although this one is no longer on the air, you can stream the few seasons it has on Netflix. All about the emergency room staff who handle the crazy stuff that comes in throughout the night shift, it also explores how PTSD can manifest itself in even the most put-together lives.
The mix of personal drama and medical entertainment is excellent, especially if you like to explore a little psychology.
One of the longest-running medical soap operas, Casualty has been on since 1998 and generated multiple spin-offs. While catching up might seem nearly impossible, it’s worth a try simply because it’s been on so long.
If you’re into the more soapy aspect of medical dramas, this might just be worth a watch.
This series goes beyond just medical drama and explores the lives of all first responders. If you’re into the drama that surrounds the likes of paramedics, police, and firefighters, it’s time to start watching this critically acclaimed show.
So far, there are only a few seasons, so catching up won’t be impossible. Plus, when you add creator Ryan Murphy into the picture, you know you’re getting expert storytelling.
If you love shows or films based on novels, this one is for you. Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital by Eric Manheimer, New Amsterdam, or the shortly titled show New Amsterdam, follows Dr. Max Goodwin as he tries to save a failing hospital. There are only a few seasons so far, so it will be straightforward for you to catch up.
The show that’s been around for what seems like a lifetime, Grey’s Anatomy and it’s 15 seasons, is at the very top of our list. Following the team at Sloan Memorial for so long can make them feel like family. And with almost all the seasons on Netflix, you’ll have a ton to watch if you decide to jump in now.
Though E.R. finished its long run in 2009, the medical drama was a fan favorite for years. Now, you can watch every season of the show and fall in love with the characters all over again on Hulu.
Medical dramas have some of the longest-running storylines in TV history. So, if you’re in the market for shows to binge, they’re a great place to start.