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
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.