From all the different types of TV shows available during the years, medical series have been with us for eternity, or at least that’s what it feels like. Whether they’re educational, covering technical aspects of intricate operations, or romanticised into stories about love, treason, career changes and friendship reconciliations, or even based around murderous crimes, they’re all set in a medical environment where stress and tension will automatically lead to nerve-racking entertainment and drama. While not all of them are exceptionally good, there are many that are definitely worth checking out. So, here’s the list of really good medical shows on Netflix that are available to stream right now:
10. Nurses Who Kill (2016)
What is the opposite of a nurse healing a patient from whatever illness that has been laid upon him/her? It’s a nurse killing a patient and leaving us wondering the mysterious and perhaps, unimaginable reason behind it. With medical, psychological and criminal experts around the table, ‘Nurses Who Kill’ delivers a documentary series revolving around a set of murder cases, in which nurses have used their knowledge and position to end the life of one or more individuals. By analysing their possible motives, connections and the methods used for the final acts, we are given an informative piece of work that touches upon interesting and fascinating stories.
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9. The Bionic Vet (2010)
For all the animal lovers out there who are interested in what goes on behind the medical curtains of a veterinary practice, this BBC show in the shape of a documentary series entails 1 season with 6 highly interesting episodes to be watched. It focuses on the excellent work of Noel Fitzpatrick, an Irish veterinary surgeon living in Surrey, who pours his blood, sweat and tears in finding ingenious and innovative methods to save animals in critical conditions. Highly informative and moderately graphic throughout the medical procedures, it also makes the audience develop an emotional connection with the animal’s fate, as one wishes for the best once the operation begins.