Best Medical Dramas On Television

The Top Ten

House, M.D.

The MOST amazing show ever! Addicting, eye-catching, and mind-blogging. Hugh Laurie is so intriguing. Can't even tell his accent is fake. Sadly it ended too early, as House says,"Everybody dies". Laurie, even off-screen is just as sarcastic on-screen. His twitter account proves that. The entire cast; 13,Cuddy, Foreman, Chase, Cameron, Wilson, Kurtner, and undoubtedly House. Happy Laurie has more family time. It teaches you life lessons. Just one of the best shows ever. No other medical drama can't beat House, M.D.

This is by far the best medical drama of all times! Best acting, super characters, just the right amount of humour, mystery and drama. The best part of House is that it never overdoes any of those things which is why it's so much fun to watch. House touches the sense of loneliness in each one of us even though we live among friends and family. After Friends, it's the second series I can watch over and over again.

I can't believe House isn't first on the list of MEDICAL dramas. I mean, I hadn't seen a medical show to date where the actual medical case is more focused on than the drama part of the show until I saw House. The creators are genius- they created a Sherlock Holmes of medicine, weaving mysteries into medical cases. House just can't lose an argument. Incredibly intelligent show.

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.

Grey's Anatomy Grey's Anatomy is an American medical drama television series that premiered on American Broadcasting Company as a mid-season replacement on March 27, 2005. The series focuses on the fictional lives of surgical interns, residents and attending physicians, as they evolve into seasoned doctors while trying more.

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!

House used to be my favourite programme on US T.V. by a country mile. After watching the first 6 series of Greys then going back to House... House now seems very far fetched, over-acted and a little too fantastical. Grey's is not as medically accurate but the characterisation and realism is better.

Greys anatomy is the best show in the world. I have tried to watch house and Er but they just bored me. If you are looking for something to watch greys anatomy is defornetliy it, but make sure you watch it from the beginning or the hole aspect of the programme is rubbish x

I'm a medical drama junkie. Don't get me wrong there have been ups and downs throughout the run of Grey's where it hasn't been my favourite but overall? Overall it definitely is my favourite medical drama ever!


Let's keep things realistic - ER is the best.
I honestly think all the seasons were fantastic. I mean, it was so popular, it kept fans entertained for 15 years! That statistic speaks for itself. All the cast- especially the original - were incredible. And so realistic, we all know the first few seasons was when ER was at its peak, but it never ceased to amaze me when I couldn't tear my eyes away. Should be #1!

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.

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!


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!


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.

A truly amazing show, not just my favourite medical dram but my favourite T.V. show ever. It'll have you in stitches one minute and tears the next, it's a very satisfying show to watch. Love it.

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!

Private 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

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

My favorite medical drama. Realistic with a great cast!


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.

Sorry but I have to say blah...

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

2003-present; Aires on FX

Untold Stories of the E.R.

This is the best show ever

Body of Proof

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

On my top choice for sure. Brilliant

Why only 3 seasons? Great show! You

Very good show! Funny and smart!

Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman

The Contenders


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


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 definitely the best medical drama I've seen!

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

Informative, engaging and a great set of actors

Saving Hope

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

Love this show please keep episodes coming

One of the best shows hands down.

When it is coming back on?

Code Black

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

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

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

Incredible, feels so real, exciting and refreshing


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...

Wish they hadn't cancelled it :(


Best show ever

2009-present; Aires on TNT

Marcus Welby, M.D.

I like marcuswelby to be my doctor

I thank that marcus wlby is md a shows fore the family

I thank marcuswelus mdis a god family show

Emily 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!

St. Elsewhere

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

Holby City

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

Chicago Med

At first, when I saw Chicago med I thought it would be one of those weird types of medical dramas but the second I finished the 1rst episode I couldn't stop watching it is so amazing so realistic things and problems it the best series in the world.

Chicago med is about doctors and nurses saving people lives thanks to dr. andrew dennis the medical advisor for Chicago med make this show so successful their next step should be family practice make sure they are doing right then they are ready to do it in real life for the next 10 years

I love the cross overs with the other chicago series (chicago fire and chicago PD). It's a good show with lots of deep characters.

Chicago Hope

It was a great show.

Love the quirkyness of this.

The Knick
Medical Center
Nurse Jackie

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

Very deep show with intriguing themes

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