Top 10 Best TV Medical Dramas

The Top Ten
1 House, M.D. House is an American television medical drama that originally ran on the Fox network for eight seasons, from November 16, 2004 to May 21, 2012. 

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.

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... read 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.

3 ER

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.

4 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.

5 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.

6 Scrubs Premiering in 2001, this American medical comedy-drama follows the lives of doctors and nurses working at Sacred Heart Hospital. The series blends medical realities with humor and emotional moments, and has been acclaimed for its writing and performances.

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.

7 Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman
8 M*A*S*H Debuting in 1972, this American television series is based on a 1968 novel by Richard Hooker. Centered on a mobile army surgical hospital during the Korean War, the show blends drama and comedy to explore the lives of military doctors and nurses. The series garnered critical acclaim and became one of... read more

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.

9 Chicago Med

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

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.

10 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

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.

12 Saving Hope

One of the best shows hands down.

13 Casualty

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!

14 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...

15 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.

Fun show! Wish they would bring it back!

16 St. Elsewhere

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

17 Trauma

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...

18 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.

19 Untold Stories of the E.R.
20 Hawthorne
21 Marcus Welby, M.D.
22 Chicago Hope
23 General Hospital

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

24 The Knick
25 Medical Center
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