Medical Dramas are always entertaining from one way or another, whether you are seeing an extremely difficult operation happening right in front of you or watching a love story set in a medical environment. Medical dramas have been with us for many years and they have always been entertaining, but some are also downright garbage, so we are making a list of the best medical shows on Netflix right now.
Grey Anatomy (2005 – Present)
Grey Anatomy has been a long-time running series and it has changed some or all of its cast at one time or another, but the series is set in a hospital named Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital where young doctors join the hospital as interns. The series followed Meredith Grey who is the daughter of a famous surgeon. She struggles to maintain relations with her colleagues, mainly with the one-time Chief Richard Webber because of a pre-existing relationship with him and her mother. Grey Anatomy follows the whole cast and their lives as they grow personally and professionally.
Hart of Dixie (2011 – 2015)
Hart of Dixie follows a young New Yorker named Zoe Hart (Rachel Bilson) who has a dream to become a Cardiac-thoracic surgeon but she isn’t getting anywhere in New York so she accepts an offer from a man to become a doctor in Bluebell Alabama, but when she gets there she realizes that the man who offered her the job is dead and has left half of his in her name. Hart of Dixie is a mystery, medical, comedy-drama series and its an enjoyable watch.
Charite At War (2019)
Set in Nazi Germany during World War II, Charite at War shows us the story of a hospital in Berlin and the people who work in it, We see the effects of cruel Nazi policies on Doctors, Nurses, and Medical Students, there is a constant nerve-racking distrust, and sadness throughout the series. This six-part miniseries is the sequel to the German series Charite. The series shows us the deterioration of the hospital and the effects of World War II on people.
Nurse Jackie (2009-2015)
This dark comedy series follows a bull-headed and blunt emergency department nurse name Jackie (Edie Falco) who is addicted to pain killers and also has to balance her family life and an affair. The series is well-written and pushes us to see more of the characters.
Ratched is set in a time where psychological problems were seen purely from a pathological point of view. Based on the 1962 novel ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ by Ken Kesey. Ratched follows Nurse Mildred Ratched who is hired by Lucia State Hospital, a leading psychiatric hospital, on the cover Nurse Ratched is a picture of devotion to her patient’s better care but deep down hiding a disturbed mind. Ratched manipulates her patients for her won agendas without caring about their mental state. If anyone likes psychological dramas Ratched should be on your list.
Hospital’s Playlist (2020 – Present)
This Korean Drama follows a group of medical professionals who have been friends since medical school. The series mostly focuses on how our protagonists solve medical cases and don’t delve deep into the interpersonal dynamics of the group. The series tells about the problems that all doctors face and how their empathy and devotion for their patients. Written by Lee Woo-Jung and Directed by Shin-Won Ho, the Hospital Playlist series become the ninth highest-rated cable TV series in the history of Korean cable television.
This Korean Drama tells the story of greediness, and corruption in the medical profession and it takes place in a non-profit hospital that was bought out by a private corporation and they want to make a profit from it. In the end, many people give up their principles and cave in front of the corporation, but this series stands out because the doctors come together and stand against the powerful who want to privatize the hospital.
Live Up To Your Name (2017)
This is another great Korean drama that tells the story of a clash between modern medicine and traditional medicine through time travel. The series switches back and forth to present-day Seoul and 400 years ago in Joseon Dynasty. Live Up to Your Name follows Heo Im (Kim Nam-Gil) who is an acupuncturist in the Joseon Dynasty and Choi Yeon-Kyung (Kim Ah-Joong) a cardiothoracic surgeon in training present-day Seoul at Shinhae Hospital. Through time travel Heo Im travels to the present day Seoul and meets Choi Yeon-Kyung and they have different opinions on medicine Yeon-Kyung thinks modern medicine is the best and Heo Im prefers traditional medicine.
Private Practice (2007-2013)
Private Practice is a spin-off series of Grey Anatomy focusing on Dr. Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh) as she moves to Los Angeles to join a Private Practice. Dr. Addison is hoping to find love and start a family in the city of angels. Private Practice also tells her stories of her colleagues in Seaside Wellness Center as they try to balance their personal lives and also deal with the heavy responsibility that comes with their jobs.
This Netflix Original tells the story of Melinda Monroe (Alexandra Breckenridge) as she moves to a small and beautiful town Virgin River to make a fresh start and forget the painful past memories. She moves to Virgin River to become a nurse and a midwife to help the town people, she works with Dr. Mullins (Tim Matheson). This series is more romantic drama than a medical based series but it does show the problems small-town people with fewer resources face in daily life.
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