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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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...  Dr. Shaun Murphy 19 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Dr. Neil Melendez 19 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Dr. Claire Browne 19 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Jessica Preston 19 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Allegra Aoki 19 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Dr. Marcus Andrews 19 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Dr. Aaron Glassman 19 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Dr. Jared Kalu 18 episodes, 2017-2018
...  JL / ... 10 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Dr. Audrey Lim 8 episodes, 2017-2018
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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.

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25 September 2017 (USA)  »

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Nicholas Gonzalez (Dr. Melendez) comes from a medical family, his father and brother both being surgeons and his mother a bookkeeper at South Texas Radiology (San Antonio). His brother acted as an uncredited medical consultant to him on set. See more »

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It's an amazing show
24 November 2017 | by See 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.

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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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