Queue: Medical Shows that Leave You in Stitches

Laurel Ettinger, Contributing Reporter

After finishing “Grey’s Anatomy” on Netflix, many people are left in a dark state of depression. Shoutout to that show for killing everyone’s favorite characters and successfully making every episode tear-worthy. Despite the fact that our emotional states could use a trip to the trauma center, we are still left craving the hustle and bustle of the hospital hallways. 

Want to indulge in a good medical show without feeling like your heart is constantly being ripped out of your chest without a McSteamy or McDreamy to save you? Try out one of these gems.

“Nurse Jackie”: 3.5/5

It’s not a classic comedy, but this show provides funny moments. While the build up to them is long, the punchline is worth the wait. “Nurse Jackie” follows the journey of a nurse with a drug addiction. Watch as she goes through the ups and downs of working in a busy New York City hospital while balancing her personal dramas. 

Despite the show’s intense topic, the comedy angle works towards those who are attracted to dry humor. If a nurse’s perspective on hospital life is of interest to you, all seven seasons are streaming on Netflix. 

“Scrubs”: 5/5

This show is a breath of fresh air and if you haven’t seen it yet, you’re missing out. “Scrubs” shows the social element of a hospital. With less focus on the patients and the sickness, we get to see how nurses, doctors, chiefs and staff interact with each other on a day-to-day basis. 

If you are looking for a show that can make you laugh out loud each episode and still get to see some of the uniforms that inspired the show’s name, check out the series on Netflix now. 

“House M.D.”: 4/5

Described by some as a soap opera, this show has a blunt and dark sense of humor. “House M.D.” is yet another show that highlights the life of a troubled medical professional. 

Dr. Gregory House heads the Department of Diagnostic Medicine at a teaching hospital in New Jersey, but he does not work like your typical doctor. Instead, he functions in a much more Sherlock Holmes-like style, making each case an investigation and trial-by-error process that would probably not fly in a real hospital. This show is great for anyone who is looking for a unique take on being a doctor and is available on Netflix.