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

As a doctor myself, would love to watch this show! Greg house your awesome!

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2Grey's Anatomy

It is smart. I like watching it.

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

Pick me choose me love me! The writing on this show is SUPERB. House gets so predictable and boring, but Grey's Anatomy has kept me enthralled for all eight seasons. By far some of the best character studies in television history.

It's such a great show there's so much drama and u really get connected to it... But u never want to stay to connected to any character but it's such a great show the deaths will make u cry because u get so connected to all the characters

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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 definitely needs to be listed as #1 The richness of the characters and the complex story lines keep viewers entertained for 15 years. Greys Anatomy is a good show, but doesn't come close to competing with ER for top medical drama. I suspect it has so many votes because ER has been off the air for so many years!

The best ever. period

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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.

I don't really like this one its boring

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A very realistic medical show about the Korean War. Hawkeye is a great character, his insanity is one of the things that keep the whole unit from breaking down in the stress of war time and yet he never lets anyone forget that they operate on living human beings no matter if they're a North Korean soon-to-be prisoner of war, or a child hit from shelling.

M*A*S*H, is an awesome programme. I was introduced to it from a reasonably young age and loved it, the mix of humor and yet the serious pressing issues of war and medicine was amazing. I even used this to help me study for my recent GCSE History exam about the Korean War...

I would have to say M*A*S*H is my guilty pleasure, I love watching it, I can't get enough!

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!

I reali miss all d character. Knowing that I m gonna wake up wiv notin to watch is not pleasant... I miss you cliff...

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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

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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.

18Code Black

One of the most thrilling and realistic and above all ACCURATE portrayal of emergency medicine! Love it!

Each episode keeps me glued to my seat from start to end...

Incredible, feels so real, exciting and refreshing

Engrossing drama

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19Emily 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

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20Chicago Hope

It was a great show.

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List StatsUpdated 11 Feb 2016

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Top Remixes

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



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