I love watching medical dramas on TV. I don’t know if it’s the rush from the amount drama that unfolds in hospitals on a daily basis. Or if it’s the impressive amount of medical knowledge medical staff hold in their brains. Or maybe it’s the fact that I’m not squeamish and find surgeries interesting. But one things for sure, the second I find out there is a new medical drama on Netflix I am on it like white on rice!

There are 2 medical dramas on Hulu that stand far above the rest in my book.  The TV shows are The Good Doctor and New Amsterdam. And they are definitely must see TV!

The Good Doctor

The Good Doctor stars Freddie Highmore as the young surgeon Dr. Shaun Murray.  He’s not the standard surgeon though, he is autistic and has savant syndrome.   Thorough-out the show Dr. Shaun Murray’s determination proves the naysayers wrong.  He continually shows that because of his disability he is able to process and carry out medical procedures others wouldn’t even think of.

As a special needs mom and mental health warrior  I felt so proud to witness an autistic character playing the lead role in a show on TV show.  It’s nothing short of monumental in my book!  I think it’s a great way to fight against the stigma that overshadows people with disabilities throughout the world. Inclusive employment is important, no matter what the job is!

When this show premiered Fall 2017 it was an instant fan favorite and it’s still a show I watch now in season 2.  You can find this show of strength and survival – The Good Doctor – on the ABC network weekly or watch it on Hulu where you can catch up on all episodes.

The Good Doctor & New Amsterdam (photo courtesy of Hulu)
The Good Doctor & New Amsterdam (photo courtesy of Hulu)
New Amsterdam

New Amsterdam stars Ryan Eggold who plays Dr. Max Goodwin, the newest medical director of New Amsterdam public hospital.  Dr. Goodwin is passionate about bringing compassion back to the hospital.  His #1 priority is the well-being of patients of New Amsterdam no matter what the conflict or consequence is.

Dr. Goodwin is a different kind of medical director.  He prefers the hands on approach to patient care over sitting behind a desk figuring out how to bring more money into the hospital.  At some point in each episode Dr. Goodwin say’s the phrase, “How can I help?”

2 Must Watch Medical Dramas
2 Must Watch Medical Dramas (photo cred. Hulu)

Honestly it’s impossible for me to make it through and entire episode without shedding a tear.  The amount of compassion in each episode is heart-warming and makes you wish healthcare was really like this in real-life. Also, mental health awareness and self-care is addressed in each episode which adds to the moral of each episode.   Which is so refreshing for a medical drama in my opinion.

Unfortunately, medical offices/hospitals  in the US (where I live) have become a place that see’s your insurance or lack  there-of, over the human being in need. Which is sad….

Anyway, if you are interested in checking out this brand new show, Season 1 of New Amsterdam can be found weekly on NBC or on Hulu.

Medical Dramas?

Do you watch medical dramas on TV?  If so, have you seen either of these shows? What do you think of them?  Let me know in the comments, and I will talk with you all later.

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