The Good Doctor (2017– )
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The president of San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital pleads his case to the reluctant board of directors to allow a young doctor with savant syndrome and autism onto their surgical staff.


Seth Gordon


David Shore (developed by), David Shore (teleplay by)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Freddie Highmore ... Dr. Shaun Murphy
Nicholas Gonzalez ... Dr. Neil Melendez
Antonia Thomas ... Dr. Claire Browne
Chuku Modu ... Dr. Jared Kalu
Beau Garrett ... Jessica Preston
Irene Keng ... Dr. Elle McLean
Hill Harper ... Dr. Marcus Andrews
Richard Schiff ... Dr. Aaron Glassman
Tamlyn Tomita ... Allegra Aoki
Graham Verchere ... Young Shaun
Dylan Kingwell ... Steve Murphy
Orlando Lucas Orlando Lucas ... Adam
Miranda Edwards ... Bonnie
Matthew Mandzij ... Carl
Roman Podhora Roman Podhora ... Callum Reilly


The president of San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital pleads his case to the reluctant board of directors to allow a young doctor with savant syndrome and autism onto their surgical staff.

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Shaun Murphy is interning at Saint Bonaventure. Saint Bonaventure is the patron saint of doctors. See more »


In the establishing shot of the airport, which takes place in San Jose, California, there's a skyway and other buildings close to the airport surroundings. In reality, San Jose Airport doesn't have any skyways near the perimeter of the runways and skyscrapers are further away from the airport than shown. See more »


Dr. Claire Browne: You're new to town, right?
Dr. Shaun Murphy: Yes.
Dr. Claire Browne: Well, I'm sure you have a lot of questions.
Dr. Shaun Murphy: No.
Dr. Claire Browne: Uh... you got to be curious about the place, about the people.
Dr. Shaun Murphy: Dr. Glassman gave me a map of the hospital, and I got a map of San Jose online.
Dr. Claire Browne: Okay. Great.
Dr. Shaun Murphy: [she stands to leave] I do have one question.
Dr. Claire Browne: Yeah?
Dr. Shaun Murphy: Why were you rude to me when we first met, then nicer to me the second time we met, and now you want to be my friend? Which time was it that you were pretending?
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References Rain Man (1988) See more »

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29 October 2017 | by SyoKennexSee all my reviews

In the first episode of The Good Doctor, we are introduced to autistic doctor, Shaun Murphy, as he travels to San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital, recruited as the first autistic doctor under their name. We are shown the hesitance and discrimination from the fellow doctors and the board, and how Shaun works, what is normal for him.

I feel like perhaps although they went a bit overboard with the discrimination against Shaun, they did this very well. As an autistic viewer, I am incredibly happy to see an autistic character portrayed so well. I was so happy, I cried a few times through the episode seeing just how amazingly it was done. The people behind the show have obviously done their research, and it is so refreshing to see for once. There aren't many shows that do it this well, and I cannot say how great it is to see.

I feel like this received a lot of harsh criticism, especially on case of the flash backs. They were done for a reason, so we can see how Shaun works and thinks in his life now. I don't understand why so many have spared harsh words for this technique used in many shows for a learning experience for the viewers.

I am extremely excited to see where this is going, and I will definitely be an avid watcher for the whole season!

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