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Old 09-22-17, 06:52 PM   #1
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The Good Doctor - ABC Monday




Series Premiere

S01E01 - "Pilot - Burnt Food"
Monday - September 25, 2017
ABC - 10/9c


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In a new ABC show, Freddie Highmore plays Shaun Murphy, 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. Source

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  • Freddie Highmore as Shaun Murphy: A pediatric surgeon with autism and savant syndrome.
  • Antonia Thomas as Claire Browne: A doctor who forms a special connection with Shaun.
  • Nicholas Gonzalez as Neil Melendez: Attending surgeon.
  • Chuku Modu as Jared Kalu: A resident.
  • Beau Garrett as Jessica Preston: A hospital board member who is a friend of Dr. Glassman.
  • Hill Harper as Marcus Andrews: Head of surgery.
  • Richard Schiff as Aaron Glassman: President of the San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital, who has been a mentor and good friend of Shaun since he was 16.
  • Tamlyn Tomita as Allegra Aoki: Chairman and Vice President of the foundation that controls the hospital.

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Re: The Good Doctor - ABC Monday

Wondering if this will be good, as it has the same creator as House which I liked.
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Re: The Good Doctor - ABC Monday

Having watched Freddie Highmore totally kill it as Norman Bates on Bates Motel, I have this one already set to record on my DVD. I expect it to be really good, because I think Freddie will pull it off. I just hope viewers tune in. He's a great actor.
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Having watched Freddie Highmore totally kill it as Norman Bates on Bates Motel, I have this one already set to record on my DVD. I expect it to be really good, because I think Freddie will pull it off. I just hope viewers tune in. He's a great actor.
I watched the 1st-season of Bates Motel as well, and Freddie Highmore was excellent. Reminded me so much of the original Norman Bates, Tony Perkins.

ZoW and Lawboy, I'm expecting this one to be high on everyone's "watch" list.
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Hope so, I miss House and Chance is coming out way too slowly
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Out of respect for the awesome Freddie Highmore , I will check out this show.
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Out of respect for the awesome Freddie Highmore , I will check out this show.
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Re: The Good Doctor - ABC Monday

I enjoyed the first episode. I thought the drama they built of whether to hire or not hire, so just ok, but the rest was good. I expected them to talk more about credentials, med school, experience working while in med school, but they didn't.

Anyway, I expect it to get better now. They introduced the characters, their biases, and now they can just do the show and see if it is good or not going forward.
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...I thought the drama they built of whether to hire or not hire, so just ok, but the rest was good. I expected them to talk more about credentials, med school, experience working while in med school, but they didn't...
And I thought his backstory via flashbacks was captivating.

I knew from watching the rapport between he and his brother, the brother wasn't long for the series. But, that doesn't mean we won't see a lot more of the brother. It's obvious he was Shaun's biggest supporter while they were young.

I'm also curious to know more about the friendship between Shaun and Dr. Aaron Glassman. He was the the President of the hospital that offered Shaun the job.

One more thing...It's hard watching Hill Harper as a "bad guy". Although, he's definitely not the only one. He along with the would-be "teacher" are going to be difficult to watch.

Okay, two more things...Dr. Claire Brown. Curious whether TPTB are going to promote her as a love interest. How is that going to work with an Autistic person? We've seen, showing emotion isn't one of his strong suits.
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Re: The Good Doctor - ABC Monday

Was kinda on the fence to watching this. Was much better than I thought.
Will say this, tho. I absolutely hated, no despised the romance/grey's anatomy stuff.
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