Best new Medical TV Shows (2017 overview - TV & Netflix)

Hospitals have been a fruitful background for a wide variety of shows for many years, from E.R. to The Knick. This is a list of the shows you need to watch if you like doctors.
The Vore's TV staff selects the top best medical TV series of 2017 on TV, DVD or Netflix. Are Shonda Rhimes, Jeff Judah & Gabe Sachs our new Medical genre creators?

2017 releases - most anticipated titles to watch

Mary Kills People (25-1-2017 | Global TV)

Mary Harris is a single mother who besides her duties as a doctor, provides a very specific service by night. She and her partner help the terminally ill to end their lives in a humane manner. A Canadian production.
StarringCaroline Dhavernas, Jay Ryan, Richard Short, Lyriq Bent
Themesmedical, thriller,

Valkyrien (1-1-2017 | NRK1)

A Norwegian drama about a doctor and his underground hospital where he treats those that cannot get help elsewhere. In case you did not get the hint: criminals etc.
CreatorErik Richter Strand
StarringSven Nordin & Pål Sverre Hagen
Themescrime, drama,

Best medical TV series on Netflix or DVD in 2017 & 2016

Best medical TV series out on DVD, Bluray or VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  1. The Knick (Since 8-8-2014 , Season: 2 - Cinemax)
  2. A very distinctive show that mixes costume drama with modern electronic music, and that way makes the old fashioned medicine profession very fresh. Clive Owen plays a high functioning addict who happens to be one of the finest surgeons in his field, and through him we learn about the happenings in an early twentieth century hospital in New York

    CreatorJack Amiel & Michael Begler
    StarringClive Owen
    Themessocial issue, substance abuse, medical,
    Keywordsaction-packed, arty, iconic,
    CountryUnited States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  3. Nurse Jackie (Since 8-6-2009 , Season: 7 - Showtime)
  4. After The Soprano’s, Edie Falco pledged to stay far away from anything mob related. Luckily, she did. As a pill-popping nurse that is, battling her addiction and the fights that need to be fought being a member of a middle class family. Drama and comedy are a tough mix to work out; Nurse Jackie brilliantly succeeds in keeping the genres well balanced. Falco’s character, Jackie, is an outstanding portrait of a harsh, deceptive and fearful person – flanked by the lovely Zoey (Merrit Weve) the chemistry between all actors is a delight. The show’s been thrown an awful lot of prices and awards, and rightfully so. Nurse Jackie is fun, unpredictable, and best of all, shows what a great actress Edie Falco is.

    CreatorLiz Brixius, Evan Dunsky & Linda Wallem
    StarringEdie Falco, Merritt Wever & Paul Schulze
    Similar tv showsWeeds, The Big C
    Themesdrugs, hospital, comedy, drama,
    Keywordsaddictive, amusing, dramatic, funny, touching,
    CountryUnited States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

  5. Grey’s Anatomy (Since 27-3-2005 , Season: 12 - ABC)
  6. The lifes, loves and losses of a group of doctors working in a hospital in Seatttle, including the beautiful Meredith Grey.

    CreatorShonda Rhimes
    StarringEllen Pompeo, Justin Chambers & Chandra Wilson
    Similar tv showsNurse Jackie, Gossip Girl
    Themeshospital, drama, romance,
    Keywordsdramatic, emotional, romantic,
    CountryUnited States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

  7. The Night Shift (Since 27-5-2014 , Season: 3 - NBC)
  8. The Night Shift focuses on the harsh life of night-shift doctor T.C. Callahan, who has to balance his caring work with the financial aspects of his hospital.

    CreatorJeff Judah & Gabe Sachs
    StarringEoin Macken, Jill Flint & Ken Leung
    Similar tv showsChicago P.D.
    Themeshospital, action, drama,
    Keywordsaction-packed, dramatic, funny, romantic,
    CountryUnited States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

  9. Scrubs (Since 2-10-2001 , Season: 9 - NBC)
  10. The crazy adventures of a group of medical students at Sacred Heart Hospital.

    CreatorBill Lawrence
    StarringZach Braff, Donald Faison & Sarah Chalke
    Similar tv showsHow I Met Your Mother, Nurse Jackie
    Themeshospital, comedy, drama,
    Keywordsabsurd, addictive, funny, goofy,
    CountryUnited States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

  11. Mercy (Since 23-9-2009 , Season: 1 - NBC)
  12. A nurse returns from a miltary tour in Iraq, and tries to find her way in a hospital.

    Creator Liz Heldens
    StarringTaylor Schilling, Michelle Trachtenberg & Jaime Lee Kirchner
    Similar tv showsTrauma and Hawthorne
    Themeshospital, drama,
    Keywordsdramatic, nice, predictable,
    CountryUnited States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

Medical genre statistics

Genre popularity
Genre ranking#16
Familiar facesTaylor Schilling, Michelle Trachtenberg & Jaime Lee Kirchner
Trending showsThe Night Shift, Mercy & Nurse Jackie
Amount of genre shows per year from 2010 to 2017

medical TV series scheduled for release this year.