12 Must-Watch Medical Shows on Hulu
July 22, 2022
Doctor, doctor! Get these viewers a new medical drama to binge-watch—stat!
Medical shows are one of the most popular genres among TV viewers, and we totally understand why. There’s nothing quite like the adrenaline-rushing life-or-death storylines, secret hospital romances, and cheerful triumphs that keep us coming back for more.
Ready to get scrubs deep into a new medical show? These are the best hospital dramas and medical reality shows streaming on Hulu now.
Medical Shows on Hulu
When you think ‘medical drama,’ the first show that comes to mind is probably Grey’s Anatomy—the longest-running medical drama on American airwaves. Set in Seattle, the show centers around Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and her professional growth from medical intern to the chief of general surgery.
Throughout its 18 seasons (and counting), Meredith and her peers have experienced love, triumph, and heart-wrenching loss—both personally and professionally—keeping fans hooked since 2005.
Catch up on season 18 of Shonda Rhimes’ hit show, Grey’s Anatomy, streaming now on Hulu.
Watch: Grey’s Anatomy
The third series in Dick Wolf’s “Chicago” franchise, Chicago Med is a medical drama that follows the daily lives of the doctors and nurses at Gaffney Chicago Medical Center. If you’re new to the show, expect exciting crossovers with Chicago Fire and Chicago PD from time to time!
Watch: Chicago Med
New Amsterdam is a medical drama that focuses on fighting hospital bureaucracy in order to provide patients with the care they deserve. Follow the charmingly brilliant doctor, Max Goodwin, and his relentless fight to restore an understaffed and underfunded hospital.
Watch: New Amsterdam
Do you prefer your medical shows on the lighter side? Take a break from the drama and have a laugh at the expense of the peculiar staff and unpredictable patients at Sacred Heart Hospital. This early 2000’s hit hospital dramedy starring Zac Braff and Donald Faison is a TV classic you won’t be able to get enough of.
Before there was Grey’s Anatomy, there was ER—the 1990’s medical drama that made the mold and put George Clooney on the map. This TV classic follows the lives, loves, and losses of the doctors and nurses at Chicago’s County General Hospital.
Watch all 15 seasons of ER streaming now on Hulu.
The Good Doctor
Shaun Murphy is a brilliant, but very young surgeon with autism and Savant syndrome. Follow along as he challenges the skepticism of the colleagues he’s unable to connect with by streaming all five seasons of The Good Doctor now on Hulu.
Watch: The Good Doctor
Private Practice is a Shonda Rhimes spin-off of her hit medical drama, Grey’s Anatomy. This series follows Grey’s character Kate Walsh and her departure from Seattle Grace Hospital to join a private practice in Los Angeles.
Watch all six seasons of Private Practice streaming now on Hulu.
Watch: Private Practice
When stuck between following the rules or saving a patient, the doctors at Chastain Memorial Hospital aren’t afraid to create controversy.
The Resident follows a young doctor, Conrad Hawkins, throughout his residency under the wings of a senior resident who isn’t afraid to expose the good, bad, and ugly of modern medicine.
Watch all five seasons of The Resident now on Hulu.
Watch: The Resident
Bashir Hamed is an ER doctor who fled his war-torn home in Syria to find refuge in Canada. To continue his career in a new country, he must relearn everything from the ground up.
Will this “transplant” take to his residency in the best hospital in Toronto? Get caught up by watching season two of the medical drama Transplant on Hulu now.
Saving Hope is a Canadian TV medical drama with a supernatural twist. Set in Toronto at Hope Zion Hospital, Dr. Alex Reid works at the same hospital where her fiancé, Dr. Charles Harris, is currently in a coma. The twist? He can see the spirits of other comatose and deceased patients.
Watch all five seasons of Saving Hope streaming on Hulu now.
Watch: Saving Hope
Medical Reality Shows
What would you guess is the busiest time of day for medical emergency personnel? If you guessed the middle of the night—you’re right.
Night Watch is an emergency responder reality show that shows live footage of first responders handling the most intense emergencies imaginable. You have to see it to believe it.
Watch: Night Watch
Dr. Pimple Popper
Warning: this medical reality show isn’t for the squeamish. But, if you can’t get enough of blackheads, lipomas, cysts, and keloids— this show is for you.
Dr. Sandra Lee (aka, Dr. Pimple Popper) is a dermatologist with her own practice in Los Angeles where she takes patients from all over the country desperate to find a solution to their unique skin conditions. You may have even seen her viral videos on Instagram before the show got picked up by TLC.
Watch: Dr. Pimple Popper*
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