Best Medical Dramas On Television

The Top Ten

1 House, M.D.

Everybody lies! Those two words, just makes the series worth being on top.

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

2 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.

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!

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!

3 ER

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!

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.

4 M*A*S*H

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!

5 Scrubs

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.

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!

6 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

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

7 Nip/Tuck

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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Sorry but I have to say blah...

8 Untold Stories of the E.R.

This is the best show ever

9 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!

10 Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman

The Contenders

11 Mercy

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

12 Casualty

Best medical drama so far!

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

13 Saving 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

One of the best shows hands down.

14 Code 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...

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

Incredible, feels so real, exciting and refreshing

15 Trauma

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...

16 Hawthorne

Best show ever

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17 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

18 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!

19 St. Elsewhere

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

20 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.

21 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.


22 Chicago Hope

It was a great show.

Love the quirkyness of this.

Great show!

23 The Knick
24 Medical Center
25 Nurse Jackie

Very deep show with intriguing themes - gagebastian

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

26 Off 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.

27 The Night Shift

Character driven exciting and addictive. This is the best show I've watched since the ER

It is a really awesome show. My favourite after saving hope.

The adrenaline is god! Unbelievable and of course the hot doctor

Love it! Just as good as Grey's!

28 Angels

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.

Keep this show commingit is great

29 Miami Medical

Great great great show!

30 Emergency!


31 Critical

One of the beat


32 Bodies
33 Doctor Stranger (K-Drama)
34 Rescue 911

Classic - JPK

35 General Hospital

All the procedures look real... I like it very much.. Best drama ever

I remember when GENERAL HOSPITAL started in the late 60's in black and white.

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36 Royal Pains

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

37 A Gifted Man

Great cast and really engaging what more could you ask for in a medical drama

38 Nightingales
39 Trauma: Life in the E.R.
40 The Good Doctor

I think the Good Doctor has really reawakened my medical dreams. I stopped wanting to be one a few years back but now I want to go far. It really brings out the bright side in autism. I think the characters are really memorable. A little unrealistic though. - 24wangc

So good! It brings out the bright side of autism and I believe the characters are memorable. A bit unrealistic though, drama. But very addictive all the same. I think Shaun is very funny.

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