The TV Industry Overflows with Medical Dramas

Stephanie Graffin, Reporter

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The TV industry has been overflowing with new medical dramas, leaving some to question which ones are worth watching.

From “Grey’s Anatomy” to “Chicago Med,” there is a wide range of hospital-setting shows.

The medical drama that has been on air the longest is “General Hospital” with the first episode shown in 1963.

Medical drama, “General Hospital” has an official Twitter page. Updates about the show are often posted on it.

The website credited the show for “starting the trend of the ‘supercouple’ for all soaps. The storyline focuses on the trials and tribulations of hospital staff, mobsters and other residents of the fictional town of Port Charles.”

The show is still a big hit and continues to draw an interest to many kinds of people.

Another highly rated show is ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Former “Grey’s Anatomy” cast member Jason Winston George (left) and current Grey’s cast member Kelly McCreary (right) take a selfie together. The tweet from @greysabc said ‘Forever Family ❤️ #GreysAnatomy | 📷: @KellyMcCreary”
Photo courtesy of @greysabc twitter.

The popular medical drama first aired in 2007 with the first episode titled “A Hard Day’s Night.”

Not long after its debut, it won a Golden Globe award in 2007.

Recently “Grey’s Anatomy” crossed over with another popular show called “Station 19,” the crossover was advertised on Twitter, exciting fans.  

According to some of the top-rated medical dramas include: “House,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “ER.”

Despite the overwhelming amount of medical dramas, thousands of viewers continue to watch the shows each week.

Many of the shows have surpassed one or more seasons and have no plans of discontinuing any time soon.