Best Medical Dramas On Television


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1House, M.D.

Funny, entertaining and simply awesome! Love everyone on the cast, especially hugh lauire. This is one of my favorite shows of all time, have watched every single episode till now.

Superb show. House's philosophy is truly amazing and unlike many others it's nearly impossible to argue with. I sometimes find my self arguing something and then releasing I just quoted (or said something very similar to) what is said in this show. Not just a medical drama, a brilliant look upon the true nature of the world.

Not a doub't that House wouldn, t be number 1, definitely in the top 10 of best tv series of all time

No doubt House is number 1, it contains everything

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2Grey's Anatomy

It is smart. I like watching it.

Best show ever, I personally love the show it is filled with so many drama and surprises.. I wish that George and izzie would come back even though george is dead loll.

Best Series Ever. House is just boring after you watch it for a while. This deserves #1!

Every character has taught me something.

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ER in the beginning was just awesome when the original cast left it still had some very good story lines and kept us entertained for 15 years. should be number one. it had everything drama sadness happiness tears laughter. thanks for the memories

Grey anatomy and house are no where near as good. ER is the closest to real life. Grey's anatomy had a musical episode plus the hole soap opera aspect kills it. How's had an episode with an alien on it are you kidding me. Dr is the most realistic and that's what makes for a good medical drama, not phony stories no matter how entertaining it is.

ER the best medical drama I've seen. All 15 seasons was filled with laughs and cries. From beginning to end ER followed through and went out in style. Best 15 years spent falling inlove with the characters and patients.

The best show. Entertaining, sad and happy at the same time

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Scrubs is refreshingly honest. No generic laugh track to back up its jokes, because they're always stellar. No constant crying adults to emphasize the drama, because it's always heart wrenching. What makes this show incredible is the way it can switch between the two almost effortlessly, seamlessly binding humour and drama with the daily struggle of the noble medical profession.

And JD's inner monologue? You can't help but love the goofball.

Best Mix of Comedy and Drama =) Much better than House which is kind of predictable =)

Laugh out loud at the guys who said either Greys' Anatomy or House, M.D. Both of these suck big time. Scrubs is genius. Every episode of it is a masterpiece and way more dramatic and intriguing than anything in the rest of the medical shows.

Because it is awesome. The mixture of crazy humor and drama makes is so good.

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6Private Practice

Kate Walsh makes the show absolutely relatable but at the same time so attention grabbing with her amazing acting skills. The storyline is also filled with surprising twists and turns that is sure to keep you on the edge of the seat. The setting in a private practice instead of a usual hospital also gives the movie a refreshing feel, yet it does not lack in the do or die element in many hospital-based medical shows. A must watch

honestly, kate walsh makes this movie impossible to avoid. the situstion and diagnosis is superb to me. "double board certified"

I love this show, wish it never ended it was a great show. I love Kate Walsh in this show she's so pretty and a great actor.

Miss this show, had great storyline and loved that Greys A came on behind it

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7Untold Stories of the E.R.

This is the best show ever


I really liked the background of the whole show. It isn't just your average hospital show... It's something different and that's what got me hooked and attached to the characters, like I personally knew them.

Entertaining, humorous and intriguing! A brilliant medical drama! It keeps on your toes and makes you anticipate and savor every moment!

I wish this show was still airing, it was great I enjoyed it.

Brilliant, bring it back! Veronica was wicked

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9Body of Proof

The series is top notch. Dr. Megan Hunt was a very interesting character who delights from episode to episode.


Best medical drama so far!

It is the best Programme ever! I am Obsessed with it

Casualty is the best it should be at the top

Simply the best. End of...

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The Contenders


So over-the-top with story lines that took comical turns, and graphic surgical depictions that made squeamish viewers turn away for certain scenes, Nip/Tuck was a sometimes fun, sometimes deadly-serious drama about plastic surgeons. BFFs Christian Troy (Julian McMahon) and Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh) managed to maintain a joint practice despite their chaotic personal lives and conflicted friendship (sorely tested when Sean found out that his randy friend Dr. Troy was actually the father of Sean's son Matt). Scandalous, yes, but nothing some ripped-from-today's-headlines cases (a woman attacked by a friend's chimp, for instance) and a string of big-name guests (Alec Baldwin, Rosie O'Donnell, Larry Hagman, Brooke Shields, Alanis Morissette, Vanessa Redgrave, Joan Rivers and Mario Lopez) couldn't help the docs through.

Nip/tuck is the GREATEST. All these other shows are just popular

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Great show! Amazing characters!
I'm really hoping for a 2nd season!

Wish they hadn't cancelled it :(


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15Saving Hope

This has to be one of the best it's got romance medicine spiritual beliefs in it it is hands down one of the best

The best medical drama ever! Can't wait for season 4

Love this show please keep episodes coming

16St. Elsewhere

This is such an underrated show. David Morse is amazing in his role on St. Elsewhere. this show is amazing - fireinside96

17Holby City

My favourite medical drama ever! It has honestly taken over its sister show as the best on television and really needs more recognition.

18Emily Owens, M.D

Very entertaining show! I felt really connected with Dr. Owens and I felt the things she often discussed about I could really relate to. She inspired me

It was a good show they should have not cancelled the show but it makes sense cause they rushed into everything to fast.

Want to know if it's coming back, and when

Best ever… so sad it's gone… :(

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19Chicago Hope

It was a great show.

20Nurse Jackie

Very deep show with intriguing themes - gagebastian

One of the best shows ever...sad to see it cancelled

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1. Grey's Anatomy
2. Private Practice
3. Mercy
1. House, M.D.
2. ER
3. M*A*S*H



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