Best Medical Dramas On Television


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Grey'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!
[Newest]I've been watching the show since the first episode, and I still love it completely. Also, I'm a med student which makes me love it even more. this show is rocks!
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2House, 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
[Newest]This is the best. Human Error is the best Episode.

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 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
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.
[Newest]Seriously, this show was and still is second to none!

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

5Private Practice
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

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.
[Newest]Brilliant, bring it back! Veronica was wicked


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
[Newest]Simply the best. End of...

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
2003-present; Aires on FX

10Untold Stories of the E.R.
This is the best show ever

The Contenders

Great show! Amazing characters!
I'm really hoping for a 2nd season!
Wish they hadn't cancelled it :(
I reali miss all d character. Knowing that I m gonna wake up wiv notin to watch is not pleasant... I miss you cliff...

12St. Elsewhere
This is such an underrated show. David Morse is amazing in his role on St. Elsewhere. this show is amazing


13Body of Proof
The series is top notch. Dr. Megan Hunt was a very interesting character who delights from episode to episode.

2009-present; Aires on TNT

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

16Holby City
My favourite medical drama ever! It has honestly taken over its sister show as the best on television and really needs more recognition.

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.
Best ever… so sad it's gone… :(
[Newest]Want to know if it's coming back, and when

18Chicago Hope
It was a great show.
Love the quirkyness of this.

19Off The Map
Loved this one and the differences between medicine here and medicine in those kinds of conditions... Should have not been canceled.
This is kind of like Private Practise just a bit older I liked private practise more
Sad to see such an interest show go out. It with the characters was a very good show.

20Nurse Jackie
Very deep show with intriguing themes


21Medical Center

22Miami Medical
Great great great show!

23Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman

This drama about nursing students aired in late 70s and 80s. It was my inspiration to go into nursing whitch I did for 20 years. Why isn't it repeated on T.V. any more if it was it could go a long way to help boost the nursing shortage in britain.

25A Gifted Man
Great cast and really engaging what more could you ask for in a medical drama

26Marcus Welby, M.D.

27General Hospital
All the procedures look real... I like it very much.. Best drama ever
1963-present; Aires on ABC

28Royal Pains
Better than all the medical dramas I've watched so far. Way to go Dr. Hank Lawson!

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