The Top Three Best Medical Shows to Binge Watch

Summer is right around the corner, and that means more free time to binge watch shows. I am someone who loves watching any show that contains drama in it. Medical shows are a very big genre of television shows, the most popular one probably being “Greys Anatomy”. However, I have realized how many medical shows besides “Greys Anatomy” there is. With so many options out there, it is hard to know which ones to choose. In this article, I will be going over the three best medical shows to watch.

1. "The Good Doctor" 

The first show I am going to recommend is "The Good Doctor.” This show is about a young autistic surgeon who has incredible skills. I like this show so much because it gives a new perspective on how challenging getting a job for autistic people can be and how much they have to overcome in order for people to see their potential. This show also does good at portraying the struggle the main character, Dr. Shaun Murphy, has to go through to interact and communicate with people in a clear manner. Since he has autism, it makes it harder for him to express his feelings and comfort patients when they are facing difficult news. This show not only is about how incredible Murphy is as a surgeon and the different kinds of people he helps, but it is also about his journey in forming friendships and relationships.

2. "New Amsterdam" 

The second show I highly recommend is “New Amsterdam.” This show is about a medical director who brings a new perspective to the health care system. The main character, Dr. Max Goodwin, tries to figure out how he can truly beat the system in order to help patients. "New Amsterdam" is actually inspired by Dr. Eric Manheimer's memoir "Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital.” Since the show is based on a true story, it gives a different spin to a medial show and gives it a more realistic feel. Goodwin also battles with cancer throughout the show and as a result not only has to help his patients but also becomes a patient himself. This show gives a lot of insight into how corrupt the health care system is and how at the end of the day, it is a business that generates a lot of money.

3. "The Resident" 

The last show I am recommending is “The Resident.” This show is about a team of people who work in the medical field and have to deal with unethical, power hungry people in charge. At first, the show focuses on the corrupt CEO of the hospital, Dr. Randolph Bell, and how he has been performing surgeries while not in the right condition to be performing them. However, as the show goes on the CEO starts to become a better person. Since the CEO starts to make more decisions for his patients’ interest, rather than the hospitals, new people become in charge of the hospital who care more about generating revenue than the patients. “The Resident” shows clearly the divide between the people who work in the medical field to make money and the people who do it to save people’s lives.

I think medical shows not only provide good entertainment and drama, but they can also be educational. I have learned a lot from watching medical shows. Not only have I learned more about different medical conditionals and procedures but I have also learned more about how the health care system runs.