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The Good Doctor 

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Series (2017– )
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Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and Savant syndrome, is recruited into the surgical unit of a prestigious hospital.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Freddie Highmore ...  Dr. Shaun Murphy 48 episodes, 2017-2020
Nicholas Gonzalez ...  Dr. Neil Melendez 48 episodes, 2017-2020
Antonia Thomas ...  Dr. Claire Browne 48 episodes, 2017-2020
Hill Harper ...  Dr. Marcus Andrews 47 episodes, 2017-2020
Richard Schiff ...  Dr. Aaron Glassman 47 episodes, 2017-2020
Tamlyn Tomita ...  Allegra Aoki 37 episodes, 2017-2019
Christina Chang ...  Dr. Audrey Lim 36 episodes, 2017-2020
Will Yun Lee ...  Dr. Alex Park 34 episodes, 2018-2020
Paige Spara ...  Lea Dilallo / ... 34 episodes, 2017-2019
Fiona Gubelmann ...  Dr. Morgan Reznick 33 episodes, 2018-2019
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Storyline

Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, Shaun uses his extraordinary medical gifts to save lives and challenge the skepticism of his colleagues. Written by ahmetkozan

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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This is the first medical drama series for Richard Schiff (Dr. Glassman). Ironically, he has stated that in reality he actually hates hospitals. See more »

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Referenced in Talking Dead: Weak (2018) See more »

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It's an amazing show
24 November 2017 | by oneabelloSee all my reviews

RANT Alright, I saw some reviews talking about how this show doesn't portray autism correctly and that this was made by "leftist-whores" pardon my French. First of all, autism is on a spectrum. Everybody who has autism experiences it differently and acts differently. Second of all, there's no need to bring politics into this. I don't see how this program is leftist at all. There are no politicians in it, no controversial methods dealing with abortion etc, nothing about the LGBT or race or feminism. Nothing in this show is about politics so I don't see how it's leftist. Anyway, thirdly and lastly, please learn grammar first before trashing something. There's a difference between "your" and "you're".

Someone also said that disabled people shouldn't be shown as "superheroes". That is an insult to all amazing disabled people such as Hellen Keller and Stephen Hawking. The people who trashed this show are probably neurotypicals with no sympathy for those with setbacks, whether mental or physical.

END OF RANT

Now, I should stop my ranting and actually talk about the show. Shaun Murphy is a doctor with autism and savant syndrome. People with savant syndrome may have low IQ scores but can be "savants" or talented at something such as art, calculations, memory, etc. Shaun has an excellent memory which aids him when operating on patients. People doubt him at first, but are then amazed when he saves someone's life. This show is probably on par, more on less, with any other medical/hospital/etc show in terms of drama. I'm just glad that there's accurate autism representation on TV and that people with autism are not idiots who can't fend for themselves and need to be pitied and babied over.


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