The basics: Meredith Gray is the daughter of a highly-respected surgeon at Grace Hospital in Seattle, and she arrives to do the first year of her internship in surgery there. She answers to tyrant Miranda Bailey, along with her other colleagues. The series follows the youngsters as they learn to juggle their personal and professional lives.
Main characters: Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Gray), Patrick Dempsey (Derek Shepherd), Katherine Heigl (Izzie Stevens), Sandra Oh (Christina Yang), T.R Knight (George O'Malley), Chandra Wilson (Miranda Bailey), Isaiah Washington (Preston Burke)
Why we love it: Gray’s Anatomy is the most recent medical drama and focuses more on the doctors than on the patients. It never gets as dramatic or as gory as ER, but it’s just as realistic. The focus is on the young doctors, their love lives and their problems.
Watch it with: Mainly your girlfriends, but guys may also enjoy the adventures of Meredith & Co.