The Good Doctor: Season 1 (2017 - 2018)


Season 1
The Good Doctor

Critics 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.



Critic Ratings: 42


Audience Score

User Ratings: 2072
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Air date: Sep 25, 2017
Air date: Oct 2, 2017
Air date: Oct 9, 2017
Air date: Oct 16, 2017
Air date: Oct 23, 2017
Air date: Oct 30, 2017
Air date: Nov 13, 2017
Air date: Nov 20, 2017
Air date: Nov 27, 2017
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.


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 (42) | Top Critics (16)

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…
Top Critic

We can find a correct series here that, without being any wonder, it's watchable. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 8, 2019 | Full Review…

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…

Audience Reviews for The Good Doctor: Season 1

  • Jul 08, 2019
    this show is pure perfection Freddie highmore does the character justice and the way that disabiltys are represented is amazing i hope we see more characters like shaun who i find really relatable
  • Jun 23, 2019
    I personally relate to this show because I work with autistic kids, but I love how this story is written... In episode 5 there is so much emotions and connection to his life but he walks away at the end of the episode saying nothing but saying so much at the same time. Amazing. I love it
  • Mar 23, 2019
    Imagine House MD. Now remove Gregory House. Now remove his team. Now remove any interesting cases. And now you get Good Doctor. Dr. Shaun Murphy is kinda sorta star of the show. Except that not really. He is autistic with savant syndrome and it apparently supposed to mean something, but aside of few flashy scenes, it serves no practical purpose. As all his supposed abilities play no role in about 90% of the show. He has some insights every two-three episodes, and mostly his ideas are either wrong, insignificant or pointless. He had like 2(maybe 3) scenes in whole season, where his abilities played any significant role. Rest of the cast are what one would call "diverse". Unfortunately, as in most cases, they are as boring. First notable character would be Dr. Claire Browne, who was obviously meant to be star of the show, as she has significantly greater impact on show narrative and is in general presented as fantasy of strong black woman, who knows everything and can do anything. Irritating. Second notable character would probably be Dr. Marcus Andrews. Generally competent and reasonable doctor, who is both likable and had major impact of show development. Damn well written and well acted character. Third would probably be Lead Dillalo, who despite not having any connections to hospital or medicine in general, was really well developed as character and is super adorable. Show is boring. After first episode i kept hoping that Shaun would be put back in driver seat and things get interesting. Unfortunately things only got worse and in several episodes he was absent altogether. There havent been many memorable moments in the show and those that do stand out, i remember mostly due to their absurdity or utterly shit writing. Like episode where judge gave power of attorney to a fiance over patient patents. I should have rewatched House gain, rather than wasting time on this crap.
  • Mar 15, 2019
    interesting if not realistic.
  • Mar 13, 2019
    An amazing show, would highly recommend it, if you like medical dramas that will tug on you heart strings and will make genuinely feel for the characters then this is the show for you. If I could give it 10 stars I would.
  • Mar 13, 2019
    Great show the ending of season 2 has you begging for more
  • Mar 11, 2019
    Wish they would allow people with mental illness to be doctors in real life
  • Mar 07, 2019
    A refreshing series. My 13 year old is permitted to watch this because theres no half nude scenes and no foul language. The Good Doctor is a breath of fresh air also because its not the same storyline as 90% of the other tv shows.
  • Feb 28, 2019
    This is a brilliant show. With the right amount of drama and very powerf acting cast, this show can easily be one of my favorites. (Im not really into medical drama and I dont like series, tbh. But this is different) Freddie has already touched my heart.
  • Feb 22, 2019
    Greatest Tv-show of all time, highly recommended it, the entire season is outstanding. Seeing the life of Shaun Murphy (autism surgeon) is incredibly pleasing it makes the movie really stand out. Therefore, go watch it. You won���t be disappointed.

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