The best medical dramas to binge

By Jonathon Wilson
Published: September 5, 2022 (Last updated: December 6, 2023)

It is a common thing for people to spend a prolonged time binge watching TV programmes when they have a lot of free time on their hands. Today we explore the world of medical dramas. We have scoured various streaming services to seek out the best medical drama series that you can binge watch right now.


The comedy medical drama aired from October 2001 to March 2010 and at its peak was drawing in almost 16million viewers an episode. Scrubs follows a group of new doctors at Sacred Heart hospital who are fresh out of medical school. The show is known for being the perfect blend of adult-orientated humour and serious drama, and while it can make you laugh out loud, it can also provide you with genuine empathetic moments towards the characters. It can be streamed on Disney+.

Grey’s Anatomy

It is no wonder that Grey’s Anatomy is one of the best rated medical shows that has ever aired and the majority of people have at least heard the name before. The show has run from 2005 and is still running strong today. Whilst it is primarily perceived to be a somewhat serious drama with very accurate medical information, it also contains light hearted comedy elements. Grey’s Anatomy is definitely one of those shows where you can just sit back for a number of hours and watch continuously. It can be streamed on Disney+.

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If you are in search of a medical drama with a unique main character then House is the perfect show to binge. Dr Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) is an unconventional, misanthropic medical genius who depends heavily on pain medication. This leads to an interesting dynamic as he leads a team of diagnosticians at the Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital. The show provides a likeness to Sherlock Holmes as the main cast has to solve puzzling cases, however House has much more of an edge to it. House can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video.

The Good Doctor

The Good Doctor, based on a 2013 South Korean series of the same name, follows a young autistic savant who is a surgical resident at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital. Freddie Highmore takes the lead role in the show, and has received consistently great reviews for his outstanding performances throughout the five seasons that have currently aired. It is guaranteed to pull at people’s heart strings and can make for the perfect binge show. The Good Doctor can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video and Hulu.

Call the Midwife

Based in late 1950’s East End London, Call the Midwife follows a group of nurse midwives who have to tackle topical subjects and social, cultural and economic issues such as infertility, miscarriage and still births. In its first series, which aired in 2012, the show achieved BBCs highest ratings since 2001. If you are looking for a deep, philosophical and poetic show that still maintains a light-hearted spirit with plenty of humour, Call the Midwife is the perfect show. This can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video.

Royal Pains

This drama/comedy follows a formerly successful emergency room doctor who was fired after being mistakenly blamed for the demise of a patient. Dr. Henry “Hank” Lawson is then forced to become a concierge doctor to wealthy clientele in order to make a living. Whilst the comedy style can be seen as cheesy, the characters are extremely likeable in this light hearted drama and makes the viewer intrigued into what will happen next. Royal Pains can be streamed on Peacock.

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