Wow, 20 posts in and no one has mentioned Game of Thrones yet? I'm throwing in again with an excellent show that probably flew under a lot of peoples radar. The Knick is a medical drama that takes place in the fictionalized version of the Knickerbocker Hospital in turn of the century New York City. Clive Owen is excellent as the brilliant chief of surgery who has a serious opium and cocaine habit, neither of which were illegal at the time. It's shocking to see how crude medicine and surgery were back in the day. It's no wonder the life expectancy back then was only the upper 40's and those reaching age 65 was only about 12% of the population. Another thread in this drama is the story of an eminently qualified black surgeon who is hindered by and has to constantly swim against the tide of widespread prejudice of the day. It's an excellent medical drama and a fascinating look at life at the turn of the century. This show only lasted 2 seasons so it's a pretty easy binge-watch.