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5 medical dramas we’re obsessed with right now


Posted on March 13, 2018

3 min read

Whether you’ve worked in a hospital, spent time visiting loved ones or are just obsessed with what goes on behind the scenes, there’s something really entertaining about the life-or-death drama medical professionals face every day. Here’s a list of our favourite shows and films to stream on Telstra TV tonight.

The Resident (7Plus)

This hot new medical drama follows a charming, arrogant and incredibly talented doctor as he makes it his personal mission to shatter unrealistic expectations of a first-year residents. Taking an unconventional approach to medicine, The Resident follows the complex relationships between new doctors, patients and their families, and their brilliant mentor. With maximum drama packed into every episode, this will quickly become your new favourite mid-week show.

Chance (SBS On Demand)

He’s notoriously known for his cheeky and slightly malicious role as House in the 2000’s, and now Hugh Lawrie is back in an equally brilliant medical drama that’s sure to hook you in. This exciting thriller follows forensic neuropsychiatrist Dr. Chance who has become obsessed with a patient battling multiple personality disorder. He quickly finds himself plunged into the shadows of police corruption, sexual obsession, fractured identities and violence, all while juggling a home life that appears to be falling apart.

The Good Doctor (7Plus)

As one of the most popular shows on free-to-air television right now, audiences all over the world have fallen in love with The Good Doctor. The show’s lead is a lovably awkward and uniquely brilliant medical resident living with autism. After joining the paediatric unit at a prestigious US hospital, he’s thrown into the limelight as he’s faced with scepticism from his fellow surgeons and forced to push his personal boundaries further than ever before.

Grey’s Anatomy (BigPond Movies)

After thirteen years as one of the world’s favourite medical dramas, Grey’s Anatomy is showing no signs of slowing down. With many characters coming and going throughout the series’ duration, the love, loss, heartbreak and medical miracles that followed our favourite original characters have only gotten more dramatic. Take Meredith Grey, the show’s namesake and brilliant surgeon, who continues to keep working despite surviving the loss of her husband, mother and several close friends.

Flatliners (BigPond Movies)

This modern remake of the 90’s sci-fi classic puts an exciting, and slightly darker, twist on the tale of five medical students determined to understand life after death. The group embark on risky experiment involving stopping their hearts for short periods of time, triggering a near-death state as a way of accessing the afterlife. As the intensity of the experiments increase, the students quickly realise that some things are better left unburied.

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