"I think that medical dramas often work because it's a melting pot," Ryan Eggold, Dr. Max Goodwin on New Amsterdam, told us. "You get a lot of different people from a lot of different places and they're all struggling with very real things and the stakes are often very high, life or death situations. And these hospitals, there's a great deal of humanity in them. The human spirit is so present because there's people trying to survive, it's people trying to help other people, there's hardship and there's humor. It's just a lot of life concentrated in one place."