The Good Doctor: Season 1 (2017 - 2018)

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Critic Consensus: The Good Doctor's heavy-handed bedside manner undermines a solid lead performance, but under all the emotionally manipulative gimmickry, there's still plenty of room to improve.

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1
Air date: Sep 25, 2017
2
Air date: Oct 2, 2017
3
Air date: Oct 9, 2017
4
Air date: Oct 16, 2017
5
Air date: Oct 23, 2017
6
Air date: Oct 30, 2017
7
Air date: Nov 13, 2017
8
Air date: Nov 20, 2017
9
Air date: Nov 27, 2017
10
Air date: Dec 4, 2017
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Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) is a junior surgeon, who is on the autism spectrum and has savant syndrome. Shaun relocates from his quiet life in Wyoming to San Jose, in order to work at a prestigious hospital. However, he must face the prejudice and suspicion of his colleagues and higher-ups, being able to rely only on the help of Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff). Now, Shaun wades through a totally new environment, navigating professional and personal relationships while proving that he has a gift that can help others.

Cast

Freddie Highmore
as Dr. Shaun Murphy
Antonia Thomas
as Claire Browne
Nicholas Gonzalez
as Dr. Neil Melendez
Chuku Modu
as Dr. Jared Kalu
Beau Garrett
as Jessica Preston
Hill Harper
as Dr. Marcus Andrews
Richard Schiff
as Dr. Ira Glassman
Tamlyn Tomita
as Allegra Aoki
Will Yun Lee
as Dr. Alex Park
Fiona Gubelmann
as Dr. Morgan Reznick
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Critic Reviews for The Good Doctor Season 1

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (15)

Sensitively portrayed by Bates Motel star Freddie Highmore, the character is extraordinarily gifted but often underestimated by those around him.

Nov 14, 2017 | Full Review…

TGD is a sensitive, intelligent exploration of someone on the spectrum.

Nov 12, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There have been few storylines that stand out beyond the typical medical drama; this one's just done well enough to make you buy in, thanks especially to Freddie Highmore's committed, layered turn.

Sep 25, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

But in the hands of [David] Shore, and with actors of the calibre of Richard Schiff, it somehow works.

Nov 1, 2017 | Full Review…

It's a show that could develop into something interesting-and has enough beautiful people in scrubs to keep viewers engaged-but feels familiar in the premiere.

Oct 25, 2017 | Full Review…

[It] has made headway in trying to foster greater understanding of how autistic people may not process the world the same way as neurotypical people.

Oct 17, 2017 | Full Review…
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The Good Doctor is a pleasant experience with some flaws.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

The Good Doctor has shown us what it means to push the boundaries.

Jun 19, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The writers get credit for attempting a sensitive portrayal of a person who is not neurotypical - flashbacks to Shaun's sad childhood are touching, if simplistic. Yet, even with this, he feels two-dimensional.

Nov 14, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Murphy's more rigid way of understanding the world drives much of what makes The Good Doctor stand out.

Nov 14, 2017 | Full Review…

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