While Grey’s Anatomy is heading into its 14th season, there are still likely a number of fans who crave even more medical drama. Or, perhaps you’re more like me, and still haven’t recovered from the end of House several years ago. Not to fear, because Netflix, the preferred streaming service, is chock full of medical TV shows, ranging from the drama that Grey’s brings, to the sarcasm of House. And, for the record, there are eights seasons of House and 12 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy available for streaming, so you can always re-watch an old favorite.
Some of Netflix’s options are short lived but amusing series that the streaming giant scooped up for dedicated fans. Others are still in production, and still others have seasons into the double digits if you’re looking for a longer commitment. Here are some of the best medical dramas on Netflix.
1. A Young Doctor’s Notebook
Starring Daniel Radcliffe as a Russian doctor sent to begin his career at a tiny village hospital, A Young Doctor’s Notebook follows his descent from a green young man, Dr. Vladmir “Nika” Bomgard, at the beginning of his practice. He becomes an embittered, drug-addicted physician who realizes the limits of medical science and the dull reality of life and death outside of Moscow.
There are only two seasons on Netflix, but the the show is incredibly witty in a very dark, dry way. Case wise, most patients seem to have syphilis, but we’re giving it a solid eight for gore, given the scene with the blunt amputation saw, or the one with the tooth. Jon Hamm co-stars as Radcliffe’s older self, offering unhelpful advice and witticisms while his younger self panics and sprinkles cigarette ashes around body cavities.