The best drama series for fans of Grey’s Anatomy
These shows are just what the doctor ordered. They’re all available to binge-watch on Showmax.
Thanks to Grey’s Anatomy, you’ll never be able to hear Snow Patrol’s Chasing Cars or The Fray’s How to Save A Life without breaking down into an ugly cry. You’ll never be able to see Patrick Dempsey as anything other than McDreamy, nor will you ever forget the ultimate BFF advice that Cristina Yang gave to Meredith Grey: “He’s very dreamy, but he’s not the sun. You are.”
With 338 episodes, Grey’s Anatomy is the longest-running medical drama in TV history – yes, it even beat ER’s record – and has left a lasting impression on all of us who watched and rewatched every episode.
It’s irreplaceable, you might say – but luckily there are other shows out there that will satisfy your craving for medical drama and romance. Here’s our pick of the shows to cure your Grey’s Anatomy craving on Showmax.
Shonda Rhimes series
A Grey’s Anatomy spin-off, Station 19 follows the daily lives of the men and women working at a firehouse in Seattle, Washington. Look out for cameos from your Grey’s faves. Watch now »
This legal drama straight out of Shondaland follows new lawyers who have to sink or swim as they handle high-profile and high-stakes cases, all the while trying (and failing) to keep their personal lives personal. Watch now »
Dr Max Goodwin takes over as medical director at the oldest public hospital in America. He bends the rules and challenges the status quo to provide the best medical care possible. Watch now »
It’s early in the 20th Century and the Knickerbocker Hospital is fighting to keep its lights on by offering groundbreaking medical procedures performed by Dr John Thackery, the head surgeon with a cocaine and opium addiction. Watch now »
Ruby needs to escape and takes a job as a doctor in India. She thinks she’s prepared, but she didn’t expect how much the place would change her… Watch now »
Months after her dad disappears, 16-year-old Dylan Blake is caught in the act of breaking and entering. She’s sentenced to community service at her family’s Open Heart hospital, where she makes it her mission to find her father. Watch now »
A suicide shakes up a group of friends who realise that they shouldn’t take their own lives for granted. Each of them takes steps to live a fuller life. An ensemble cast delivers deeply emotional performances. Watch now »
Amy is successful but self-destructive. When she finally goes off the deep end, she books herself into a retreat where she finds enlightenment. Alas, her friends and family back home aren’t a fan of this new, improved Amy. Watch now »
Boxsets of fan-favourite long-running series
Enjoy this long-running and award-winning drama about the lives and loves of a group of women in LA, with all the hookups, breakups… and everything in between. Watch now »
Based on the novel by Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City follows sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw and her three close friends as they navigate the pitfalls of dating in the Big Apple as thirtysomethings, while looking fabulous, having fun and making names for themselves in their careers. Watch now »
Hannah and her equally flawed but relatable friends Jessa, Marnie and Shoshanna live in Brooklyn, New York and are trying to live their best lives, but reality keeps getting in their way. Expect nudity – and not necessarily the sexy kind. Watch now »
For the simple fact that it stars McDreamy. In this gripping crime series, an aspiring young writer goes to visit his mentor, award-winning author Harry Quebert. When he arrives at Harry’s home, he discovers the literary icon’s been accused of murdering a teenage girl. Watch now »