7 Medical TV Shows That Are Worth Watching

There is just something about hospital shows that makes you keep watching. You’re glued to the screen — blind to hunger and sleep. Does that sound familiar? Well, if you’re looking for a classic, comforting, and fairly dramatic medical series to watch cuddled on the sofa, here are seven great options…

E.R.

E.R.
7 Medical TV Shows That Are Worth Watching

George Clooney and Julianna Margulies. Need we say more? E.R. undoubtedly is the gold standard of medical drama series, and how can it not be? The show ran for 15 seasons, during which time we witnessed love, separation, drama, and deeply enthralling stories.

Grey’s Anatomy — The Must-See Hospital Drama

Grey’s Anatomy - The Must-See Hospital Drama
7 Medical TV Shows That Are Worth Watching

As of 2019, Grey’s Anatomy is the longest-running American primetime drama series after ABC renewed the hospital show for seasons 16 and 17. Seattle Grace has seen so many people die, survive, move on, move in, or simply disappear during the show’s lifetime. Who knows what will happen in season 17?

Diagnosis Murder

Diagnosis Murder
7 Medical TV Shows That Are Worth Watching

If you’re a fan of old-school medical series, you will certainly love the story of Diagnosis Murder, starring Dick Van Dyke — who is both a doctor and a murder investigator. That’s a rare combo!

Chicago Med

Chicago Med
7 Medical TV Shows That Are Worth Watching

There is no shortage of beauty, doctor romance, and Chicago-related ER parallels in Chicago Med. And the best part? Earlier in 2020, NBC renewed the hospital series for a sixth, seventh, and eighth season, so it doesn’t look like it will be taken off screen anytime soon.

Nurse Jackie

Nurse Jackie
7 Medical TV Shows That Are Worth Watching

The interesting thing about this series is that it focuses on the relatively under-recognized yet essentially important parts of medical staff — the nurses, ergo the name of the show — Nurse Jackie. The critically acclaimed series is available on Netflix.

Scrubs

Scrubs
7 Medical TV Shows That Are Worth Watching

If you’d like more comedy than drama in your new medical series obsession, Scrubs is definitely your jam. The show ran on NBC and later ABC for nine seasons from October 2, 2001, to March 17, 2010.

House M.D.

House M.D.
7 Medical TV Shows That Are Worth Watching

Dr. Gregory House, portrayed by the talented Hugh Laurie, is a character like no other. No matter if you are a fan of hospital shows in general or simply enjoy stories of eccentric and cynical characters, you will be deeply captivated by this series — House M.D.