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.

Director:

Seth Gordon

Writers:

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

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
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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.

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Drama

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When they go outside to ask Shaun why he recommends an Echo-cardiogram, light snow is clearly on the ground. Obviously not very likely in San Jose. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Marcus Andrews: A surgeon needs to communicate. Not just information, but sympathy, empathy. Can Dr. Murphy do that? He can't even reliably show up for a job interview. Are you gonna sit here and tell us that there were no equally qualified young surgeons, surgeons without this one's... issues?
Dr. Aaron Glassman: No. Which is why - exactly why - we should hire Shaun. We should hire him because he is qualified and because he is different. How long ago was it that we wouldn't hire black doctors in this hospital? How m... how long ...
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References Rain Man (1988) See more »

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Spectacular
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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