Doctor X is a medical drama from Japan for the people who hate Medical dramas. I tried giving shows like Grey’s Anatomy or E.R a chance but I cannot endure watching more than one episode. This show has been around for 10 years and it is going strong with 7 Seasons. Now the adventures of Doctor Michiko Daimon (Ryoko Yonekura) is now available on Netflix. Sadly no dub but it has English Subtitles.
I feel a bit of Anxiety watching New Netflix shows with only one season because they always get canceled. So that makes watching this show fun because it is 10 years’ worth of content. It debuted in Japan back in 2012 as it tackled the real-life problem of Doctor shortage. In its 7th Season, It explored the Covid 19 Pandemic.
Doctor X trailer
Something that annoys me with Medical Dramas is the sex scenes in Hospital storage rooms. You won’t have those worries on this show because the main character has no love interests. Her expertise is surgery and her passion is surgery. It is one of those rare dramas where the main character doesn’t need romance to have self-worth.
Most of the time I am annoyed by Mary Sue characters. Doctor Daimon is kind of a Mary Sue but a fascinating one. She is this super doctor who can do extreme and hopeless cases of patients and never failed a single surgery. The show is also faster-paced for a Medical Drama. Doctor X is like a hybrid of Medical Drama and a Shonen Battle Anime. The surgery scenes are like battles full of ferocity. Never in my life, I think I will see flashy surgery scenes but Doctor X made it possible. She is more of a Superhero than a doctor because nothing is impossible for this doctor.
The show also has humor which is rare in Medical dramas because those shows like giving their protagonists a dry personality. It will give you a glimpse into the hierarchy and politics of Hospitals.