Fans of the hit medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” were forced to (temporarily) say farewell to their favorite scrub-sporting characters when the hit ABC series aired its Season 12 finale last Thursday. And while some viewers find comfort knowing that they’ll be able to reunite with the Grey Sloan doctors during Season 13 of the drama, others are just twiddling their thumbs as they wait for the Shonda Rhimes series to return in the fall.
But we have some good news for those who are eagerly waiting for the Seattle surgeons to make their way back to the small screen: Audiences can catch Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), Bailey (Chandra Wilson) and Alex (Justin Chambers) saving lives on Netflix! For those who subscribe to the popular streaming service, you can watch your “Grey’s Anatomy” favorites elbow-deep in blood and drama from Seasons 1 to 9. First-time users can also receive a free 30-day trial or purchase the streaming service starting at $7.99 a month.
But we have a few other small screen recommendations for Netflix users who are trying to pass time before the Season 13 premiere. Check out shows similar to “Grey’s Anatomy” that you can binge-watch:
1. “Private Practice” (Seasons 1 – 6): Viewers can tune into Rhimes’ medical drama, which stars Kate Walsh from “Grey’s Anatomy.” Walsh reprises her role as Dr. Addison Montgomery in the spinoff, which takes place in Los Angeles. The series concluded in January 2013.
2. “Scandal” (Seasons 1 – 4): The political thriller, which was recently renewed for a sixth season by ABC, stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope — Washington’s best “fixer” — who has a lust for solving problems and drinking wine. The series was created by Rhimes and premiered in 2012.
3. “How to Get Away With Murder” (Seasons 1 – 2): This legal drama, also produced by Rhimes and renewed for a third season, stars Viola Davis as high-profile attorney Annalise Keating, who finds herself at the center of a murder investigation.
4. “Scrubs” (Seasons 1 – 9): Drama, heartache and medical phenomenon — those can all be found in the campy dramedy “Scrubs,” which aired from 2001 to 2010 on NBC and later on ABC. Although the Bill Lawrence-created series is a slapstick comedy, there are plenty of heart-wrenching scenes that’ll leave viewers misty-eyed.
5. “Hart of Dixie” (Seasons 1 – 4): Like “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Hart of Dixie” features compelling storylines, love triangles and seriously strong women. But instead of the medical series taking place in the middle of a bustling city, it is centered around the quaint and fictional town of Bluebell, Alabama. “Hart of Dixie” ended its run on the CW in May 2015.
6. “House” (Season 1 – 8): The long-running Fox series, which concluded in May 2012, stars Hugh Laurie as unconventional medical genius Dr. Gregory House. Viewers can expect to watch House and his crew of doctors attempt to solve their fair share of jaw-dropping cases in the David Shore drama.