Do you watch medical shows on TV? Fiction or Reality Type and Why?

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  1. TahoeDoc profile image92
    TahoeDocposted 7 years ago

    Do you watch medical shows on TV? Fiction or Reality Type and Why?

  2. Alecia Murphy profile image82
    Alecia Murphyposted 7 years ago

    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.

  3. melpor profile image91
    melporposted 7 years ago

    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.

  4. Lauryallan profile image76
    Lauryallanposted 7 years ago

    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.

  5. MizBejabbers profile image88
    MizBejabbersposted 7 years ago

    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.

  6. anuws profile image60
    anuwsposted 7 years ago

    I watch doctor OZ. because I collect lots of knowledge from that.

  7. caveddweller profile image56
    caveddwellerposted 7 years ago

    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.

  8. nancynurse profile image74
    nancynurseposted 7 years ago

    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.


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