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The Good Doctor 

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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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Freddie Highmore ...  Dr. Shaun Murphy 25 episodes, 2017-2018
Nicholas Gonzalez ...  Dr. Neil Melendez / ... 25 episodes, 2017-2018
Antonia Thomas ...  Dr. Claire Browne / ... 25 episodes, 2017-2018
Tamlyn Tomita ...  Allegra Aoki / ... 25 episodes, 2017-2018
Hill Harper ...  Dr. Marcus Andrews 25 episodes, 2017-2018
Richard Schiff ...  Dr. Aaron Glassman 25 episodes, 2017-2018
Chuku Modu ...  Dr. Jared Kalu 19 episodes, 2017-2018
Beau Garrett ...  Jessica Preston 18 episodes, 2017-2018
Christina Chang ...  Dr. Audrey Lim 14 episodes, 2017-2018
Fiona Gubelmann ...  Dr. Morgan Reznick 12 episodes, 2018
Teryl Rothery ...  JL / ... 11 episodes, 2017-2018
Will Yun Lee ...  Dr. Alex Park 11 episodes, 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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Country:

USA

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English

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25 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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The Good Doctor See more »

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16:9 HD
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Freddie Highmore revealed that he was initially turned down for the role of Shaun Murphy, being deemed too young. The producers told him they wanted someone who was at least 25, he replied with "but I AM 25." See more »

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Remake of Good Doctor (2013) See more »

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excellent drama despite some ridiculous reviews
20 November 2017 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

For those of you who know nothing about autism and find "The Good Doctor" unrealistic, I suggest you read the following, written by someone on the autism spectrum.

https://www.autismspeaks.org/blog/2017/09/26/my-review-good-doctor- adult-autism

And for those of you who don't know anything about hospitals - you're lucky. Unbelievable that there is an objection that Shaun Murphy would never be hired as a doctor because he lacks empathy. And then people compare it unfavorably to House - excuse me, you thought House had empathy? Give me Dr. Murphy any day.

You haven't met many doctors. Lots of them are arrogant egomaniacs with no empathy. How about the one who said about my mother - in front of her - "I smell an old lady with a urinary tract infection?" Or you walk into a doctor's office and he says, "I only have five minutes so make it quick." Sensitive.

I watch drama shows for good drama, and "The Good Doctor" delivers with excellent stories and excellent acting. Is it House? No, nothing is. Hugh Laurie brilliantly portrayed an edgy, outrageous character. This is about someone on the autism spectrum trying to fit in. Hardly the same dynamic.

Is it realistic - does it show what actually goes on in hospitals? No, except for the political stuff. It's a television show, not "Real Life in the ER."

I'd rather have a good story that pulls at the heartstrings than sit and watch the Kardashians.


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