A surgical resident is needed in the operating room. Who better than the infamous Shawn Murphy (Freddie Highmore). He is the newest surgical resident at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital, the hospital in the show. The actors were amazingly cast for their roles. The show tries to teach many things in the medical world and outside of it by involving lives that are not only Murphy’s but his colleagues as well.
“The Good Doctor” is three seasons it started with Shawn Murphy helping someone in an airport from dying. In the meantime, Dr. Glassman (Richard Schiff) was having a board meeting with the members at St. Bonaventure Hospital.
Dr. Andrews (Hill Harper) in the beginning didn’t believe Murphy was capable of being a surgical resident. At the end of the season, Dr. Andrews becomes President of the hospital taking Dr. Glassman’s place and hiring. Dr. Jackson Han (Daniel Dae Kim) as the new Chief of Surgery which then he decided to remove Murphy from the residence ballot.
Later, Murphy started to become more anxious and didn’t like the idea of not being a surgical resident. As he had more problems agreeing with Dr. Han’s decision, so did his previous co-workers.
Dr. Claire Brown (Antonia Thomas), Dr. Neil Melendez (Nicolas Gonzalez), and many others including Dr. Andrews, who even spoke to Dr. Han about his decision about Murphy.
They took it up with Dr. Han saying that Murphy is meant to be a surgeon and he is able to put in the work but because of Murphy’s lack of communication skills due to his autism he removed him. Dr. Han, therefore, spoke to Dr. Andrews giving him a choice to either let him do his job or fire him and give Murphy his hiring job back. Dr. Andrews did just that, soon then Dr. Han was released and Murphy was back in the O.R. as a resident.
The third season started Sept. 30. After, “The Good Doctor” filled in space for a time slot that a show I previously watch ended the year before the Good Doctor started I need some time worthy show. “The Good Doctor” gave me that, it is a show I watch with my family as we can relate to Murphy having autism. My little brother has autism as well.
This show is a great way to see the point of view of someone with Autism or any special needs. It is very teaching and worthy to be benched watched. It is aired every Monday Night at 10 p.m. on ABC. Dr. Shawn Murphy will surprise you if you give him the chance.