Saturday, March 3, 2018
JASMINE's THOUGHTS on The Good Doctor Season 1 (2017)
Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore, Bates Motel), a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital's 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.
Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy
Richard Schiff as Dr. Aaron Glassman
Nicholas Gonzalez as Dr. Neil Melendez
Antonia Thomas as Dr. Claire Brown
Chuku Modu as Dr. Jared Kalu
Hill Harper as Dr. Marcus Andrews
Beau Garrett as Jessica Preston
After watching the trailer, I was intrigued. A medical drama that centers around an autistic doctor with Savant Syndrome. Okay... I am not very knowledgeable on medical disorders and what not, but, this show gets into the heart of what it is and how this character deals with and handles himself in the hospital, especially since he is a surgeon. Interesting, right?!? Well, I thought so... The show is emotional and riveting. In this first season, we get to know Dr. Shaun Murphy as he begins his journey of becoming a surgeon. Not only do we watch him progress, we watch how he copes with varying situations and circumstances inside and outside of the hospital.
Of course, typically, the first season introduces viewers to main and supporting characters and sets up the world these characters live in. We get a lot of flashbacks from Shaun and Dr. Glassman on his childhood to his present. We come to find out how much involved Dr. Glassman was and is involved in Shaun's growing up and welfare. Just in this first season, Dr. Murphy has come a ways for himself. With each case he works on, he learns from it both professionally and personally. Each episode brings fresh new outlook for him in life and his career.
The cast is amazing in portraying their characters and how they handle the situations they are faced with in and out of the hospital. These individually unique and emotional characters, in one way or another, teaches Dr. Murphy on the different aspects of life.
The Good Doctor is a marvelously poignant medical drama that can reach a variety of different audiences. The characters each have their own strong personalities that the cast portrays well. This is a series that I am excited to see a second season to.