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

Loved it! Can't believe only 8 seasons long!

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2Grey's Anatomy

It is smart. I like watching it.

Grey's Anatomy is my favorite show ever! It definitely deserves number one on this list! From the complex and interesting medical cases to the multi-faceted characters, this show has it all. Sure, there's a lot of drama, (don't get too attached to one character, they'll probably die) but it makes the show great. The characters are easy to love and you're sure to binge-watch this show!

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

The best consistently!

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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.

Although ER tended to rely on hokey plots later in its run, it never shied away from the beautiful and the uncomfortable - always grounded in SOME basis of reality. ER style of shooting and storytelling paved the way for not just for today's hit medical dramas (Grey's Anatomy, House, Chicago Med, etc.), but for many television shows period.

Awesome show could get wired up to machines so I could never leave the stage and spend my life with er

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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 =)

Scrubs was the first medical type show I ever watched and I fell in love with it. I recommend it to all of my friends and anyone else!

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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8Body of Proof

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

Why only 3 seasons? Great show! You

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

Why isn't this at the top, I'm so obsessed with it. It's the best long running medical drama out there.

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

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

Love this show please keep episodes coming

Success Blessed

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16Code Black

Great show! I find something in my emotional DNA being stirred each show! Impressed healthcare worker

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

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17Emily 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

Fun show! Wish they would bring it back!

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18St. Elsewhere

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

19Holby City

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

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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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