Top 5 Steamy Medical Dramas To Watch This Valentine's Day
Happy Valentine's Day!
Whether you're celebrating with a loved one or on your own there is no better way to spend the evening than tucking into a juicy, romantic medical drama. Treat yourself by signing up for a free month of Netflix and start your binge-watch session with our top five medical dramas:
- Nip/Tuck - A medical drama that is as sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel. The insidious adventures, often sexual, of two plastic surgeons, with South Florida and Beverly Hills practices as backdrop. Watching it, you often didn’t know if it was satire or drama; maybe best to call it dramedy. Through the years you were treated to several star turns (satire, Ms. Rivers?) as viewers joyfully watched the wretched personal lives of two very successful business partners, and surgeons.
- Scrubs - Everyone knows that hospitals are a barrel of laughs, and Scrubs proved it. Very few medical shows make it as pure comedies … MASH is an example of a drama masked as comedy, or vice versa. But Scrubs was clearly an outrageous comedy, set in a hospital you’d never want to be in. The show focuses on the bizarre experiences of John “J.D.” Dorian (wonderfully played by Zach Braff) as he begins his medical career in a wacked-out hospital crammed full of unpredictable staffers and patients – where humor and tragedy can merge paths at any time. Drama? Maybe a little. But lots of laughs.
- Nurse Jackie - Edie Falco had just left The Sopranos, when she landed this role as a nurse with a bucketload of personal problems. One of SHOWTIME’s most popular original series ever, Jackie Peyton, an overworked RN, got through her days on drugs, which made each story either dramatic, comedic or both, often at the same time.
- ER - Remember E.R.? It ruled the airwaves for 15 years, with its mix of drama, comedy, and angst, set in a large city emergency room. And the stars… George Clooney became a mega star based on his work in ER. Julianne Margulies (she of The Good Wife) as well, was introduced to the world. Created by best-selling author Michael Crichton, ER was more than about just love and lives gained and lost. It was must see-TV at the very highest level of artistic achievement.
- Grey's Anatomy - This list would of course not be complete without the medical drama to end all medical dramas, Grey's Anatomy. There was no stopping it when it first aired in 2005. Ratings and awards were a given. Women swooned over McDreamy (Dempsey)…but the core of the show were the women doctors, strong, sexy and very smart. Yes, the show is a soap opera of sorts, and a long running one at that. But despite cast changes, the show rolls on, still popular, still ground-breaking.