Live Poll: Medical Dramas

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Which is your favorite medical drama TV Series?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls097008540/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/9OMBBySmyf0/
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House M.D.
"Everybody lies"
Wait a minute...
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ER
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House is probably the best written and the very best in general. But I think The Knick is quite underrated.
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'Good one but I wouldn't describe 'Crossing Jordan' as medical; no one is practicing medicine. 

From Merriam Webster Dictionary:
adjective

relating to the science of medicine, or to the treatment of illness and injuries.

relating to conditions requiring medical but not surgical treatment.("he was transferred for further treatment to a medical ward")
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Ruby? Is she not a "Medical Examiner" Remember Quincy ME is in the poll?
Both are Coroners.
By definition, I agree with you. By wording.......????!!!
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I did't see Quincy so I amend my comment to include Quincy.

They are called Medical Examiners and are trained in medicine but, while both characters practice surgery in the form of autopsies, they don't practice medicine but the biggest difference is not the roles they play toward the category of the show but the category of the show itself: they're investigative mysteries. The investigators just happen to be medical examiners instead of detectives but the purpose is the same. The questions and concepts and moral dilemmas they address are different than medical dramas. 
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Yeah, you are probably right. I replaced Crossing Jordan and Quincy M.E. with two other shows. Thanks!
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'No problem. Those shows do cross genres, definitely - they're interesting that way, I think. : )
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Thanks!
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Congratulations.
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For me there are no more boring things as medical tv series. Oh wait ... folk music presented by Karl Moik. But the only show I saw more than one episode is Dr. House. Seems he is my favorite.
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There was no better cast and lead like in House. Towards the end, the writing suffered, but still the best medical show that ever was. The Good Doctor and The Resident are two newer shows with potential.