Do you watch medical shows on TV? Fiction or Reality Type and Why?
Not really. I used to watch fictionalized medical shows but since ER that hasn't been one that really captured my attention except maybe House. I know alot of people are into Grey's Anatomy but it had a little too much focus on relationships and sex. After season 3, House got too predictable with his antics and eventually I tuned out. The latest medical type show I've watched is Royal Pains- but it combines other elements like family dynamics and business- so all the attention isn't on the patient/diagnosis. I just think it's a genre that needs to be redefined so people can become attracted to it again.
Yes. I have watched about a dozen medical shows on TV both fiction and reality over the years. The latest reality one I am watching right now is NY Med. This show take place at several medical centers in New York City with actual patients with real medical problems and real doctors caring for them and doing the actual procedures. The famous medical talk host Dr. Oz is behind this series. House was another one I watched for while but as Alecia said it became too predictable after a while. But it was a good medical show to watch nonetheless, to get a general idea of what a diagnostician does for a living. It is a very demanding job that only the best doctors can qualify to do as the show clearly demonstrated from week to week.
I have watched a few medical drama series in my day. One of my favorites is Grey's Anatomy. I love to see that doctors and surgeons are just like the rest of us; deeply flawed.
Some of the procedures you see in these dramas are interesting and it's a great way to understand some of the illnesses people have.
Surprisingly it really helped me when my dad got sick and had to have cardiothoracic surgery. When he described the procedure I had a mental image of what would be involved, as I'd seen numerous Christina Yang operations on Grey's Anatomy. My dad was having his thymus gland removed as it was enlarged (he has Myasthenia Gravis).
I'm not saying every procedure is exactly how they show it, but it is really informative and gives normal people, with no medical background, a chance to see behind the curtain in effect.
I used to watch Chicago Hope and ER but I can't seem to get interested in medical fiction shows anymore. I take that back, I got hooked on "A Gifted Man" because the storyline was so different, but then the series was cancelled. I don't watch the reality type because my job can be so draining that I just want to rest my head, body and nerves at the end of the day.
I watch doctor OZ. because I collect lots of knowledge from that.
The only medical show I've watch since ER was actually good has been Scrubs..I can't get enough of it for some reason.
I am in the medical field and enjoy watching medical dramas. I am guarded with reality because my husband has a bit of trouble with the graphic nature. As far as medical news show I try and watch occasionally getting some insight but I am careful not to take things too literally.
by Simon Cook 22 months ago
Is there too much reality TV?
by Debbie Roberts 6 years ago
Do you prefer to watch a reality television show or a good fictional television show?....
by Shari 9 years ago
So has anyone been watching the new show 'FlashForward?' And if so . .is it all the good stuff I am hearing about ? ? ?
by Michelle Liew 6 years ago
Which reality television series do you enjoy?
by Melanie Chisnall 12 months ago
What is your favourite TV show right now, and why?Up until recently mine was Missing, until it got cancelled. Otherwise, I really enjoy watching Dexter and Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares.
by Kathleen Odenthal 3 years ago
As a survivor of sexual assualt, I am an adovacte for the fair treatment of survivors of abuse, rape and domestic violence. Because of this, I am passionate about pulling the show Law and Order SVU off of the air. It is too graphic, too gruesome and far too detailed. It triggers those with PTSD and...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|