Do you ever watch a certain genre of television shows on the trot?
Well, I do.
At first, It was seeing legal dramas like Pearson, HTGAWM, The Good Wife, Suits, and Franklin & Bash. After that, I entered my crime drama phase with Breaking Bad (this is one of my favourite shows ever), Fargo, Narcos, Blacklist, and The Night Of, then I proceeded to political dramas; Tyrant, Madam Secretary, Homeland, Scandal, The Crown, and another fave of mine, House of Cards (Before we had to cancel Kevin Spacey).
Recently though, there’s this proclivity I have towards watching medical dramas. And because of this, I’ve seen myself store random medical terms in my head. For the past week, glaucoma, unilateral renal agenesis, and retinoblastoma are just some of the random stuff that come to my mind unprovoked. I was cooking with my brother the other day and I said “Can I get some onions? Stat!”, that’s how invested I have been in these TV shows, which come highly recommended.
The series is based on a 2013 South Korean series of the same name and follows Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), a young autistic surgeon with savant syndrome who relocates from a small city in Wyoming to work at the prestigious St. Bonaventure Hospital in San Jose. He also comes with baggage from his troubled past.
The show is based on the book “Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital” by Eric Manheimer. It follows Dr. Max Goodwin (Ryan James Eggold) as he becomes the medical director of the fictional New Amsterdam, one of the United States’ oldest public hospitals. His aim is to reform the neglected facility by tearing up its bureaucracy to provide exceptional care to patients, as he too struggles with throat cancer.
Diagnosis, is a medical documentary television series based on American physician, medical author, and journalist, Dr. Lisa Sanders’ column for The New York Times Magazine.
The show follows her attempts to help patients with rare illnesses search for a diagnosis and cure using social media and other wisdom of the crowd methods.