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‘New Amsterdam,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ & More Bingeworthy Medical Shows on Netflix

Whether we’re casually flipping through channels or stealing quick glances at a waiting room TV, there’s just something about medical dramas that always pulls us in. Perhaps it’s the thrill of watching skilled medics race against time to deal with challenging cases, or maybe it’s the layers of drama surrounding these doctors’ personal lives. Either way, we simply can’t resist a good medical series that blends drama with mystery and romance. If you’ve also been craving similar content, then allow us to introduce nine binge-worthy medical shows on Netflix, from Grey’s Anatomy to Call the Midwife.

9 Shows Like Grey’s Anatomy to Add to Your Streaming Queue


1. New Amsterdam

  • Cast: Ryan Eggold, Jocko Sims, Janet Montgomery

Some of the doctors are put off by the always-charming Dr. Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold), who joins the team as the new medical director. He’s determined to reconfigure the hospital’s outdated hierarchy, no matter the costs.

2. Call the Midwife

  • Cast: Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart, Helen George, Bryony Hannah, Laura Main

Looking for a poignant period drama with feminist themes? Well, look no further. The series tells the story of a group of midwives who work in the poor East End of London during the ‘50s and ‘60s. Prepare to get emotional.

3. Grey’s Anatomy

  • Cast: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers, Patrick Dempsey

ER meets Sex and the City in this Emmy-winning series. It chronicles the lives of several residents and interns at Seattle Grace Hospital (later named Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital) as they’re groomed to become skilled doctors.

4. Live Up to Your Name

  • Cast: Moon Ga-young, Kim Myung-gon, Um Hyo-sup, Ahn Suk-hwan

Not only does it have the elements of a solid medical drama, but it also involves time travel. Heo Im (Nam-gil) is a famous doctor from the Joseon Dynasty who’s sentenced to jail after failing to properly treat the king for his migraines. But when Heo tries to escape, he accidentally time travels to modern-day South Korea and connects with the equally talented surgeon, Choi Yeon-kyung (Ah-joong).

5. Life

  • Cast: Lee Dong-wook, Cho Seung-woo, Won Jin-ah, Lee Kyu-hyung

Trouble ensues at a university hospital when the director dies of a heart attack and his newly-appointed replacement clashes with staff. Nuanced characters, swoon-worthy romances and dramatic plotlines abound in this enticing medical drama.

6. Chocolate

  • Cast: Yoon Kye-sang, Ha Ji-won, Jang Seung-jo, Teo Yoo

This feel-good drama follows Lee Kang, a neurosurgeon who once had dreams of becoming a chef. His life takes an interesting turn, however, when he reunites with Moon Cha Young—the famous chef that he inspired several years ago.

7. Hospital Playlist

  • Cast: Jo Jung-suk, Yoo Yeon-seok, Jung Kyung-ho, Kim Dae-myung, Jeon Mi-do

This show follows a tight-knit group of middle-aged medics as they try to navigate their stressful jobs and personal challenges. Between the chemistry of the main cast and the comedic moments, this Korean drama is a must-watch.

8. Medical Police

  • Cast: Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel, Malin Åkerman, Sarayu Rao

A spin-off of the parody series, Children’s Hospital, this equally intriguing parody follows two doctors who are tasked with finding a cure to a threatening virus. But in the process, they uncover a big conspiracy. Though it mainly pokes fun at the spy genre, it’s packed with witty humor and offers a pretty refreshing take on medical dramas.

9. Ratched

  • Cast: Sarah Paulson, Finn Wittrock, Cynthia Nixon, Jon Jon Briones

Ever wondered about how Nurse Ratched became the cruel asylum nurse we all know from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest? This dark psychological thriller explores just that. Set before the film, Ratched reveals the origin story of Mildred Ratched (Paulson) who, while a dedicated nurse on the surface, has much darker motives for working at Lucia State Hospital.