The Good Doctor

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Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), 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.
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Pilot
    September 24 2017
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A young autistic surgeon (Freddie Highmore) who relocates from Wyoming to California to complete his medical training relies on his top-notch skills to disprove his colleagues’ skepticism.
  2. 2. Mount Rushmore
    October 1 2017
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    When prejudices about his autism force Shaun (Freddie Highmore) to sit on the sidelines at St. Bonaventure, his colleagues don't hesitate to claim credit for his ideas.
  3. 3. Oliver
    October 8 2017
    42min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    As Shaun (Freddie Highmore) and Claire (Antonia Thomas) improvise to preserve a liver for a transplant, Andrews (Hill Harper) is pressured to partner with Melendez (Nicholas Gonzalez) on a wealthy patient’s routine surgery.
  4. 4. Pipes
    October 15 2017
    43min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Melendez (Nicholas Gonzalez) takes a risk to save a mother and her unborn child, placing the hospital in legal jeopardy. As Shaun (Freddie Highmore) struggles to adjust to his new life, he and Claire (Antonia Thomas) team up to treat a teenage porn actress.
  5. 5. Point Three Percent
    October 22 2017
    43min
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    English [CC]
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    English
     After bonding with a young patient, Shaun suspects that he’s been misdiagnosed with a fatal form of brain cancer. An elderly patient’s allergic reaction exposes a longstanding rift with his son.
  6. 6. Not Fake
    October 29 2017
    43min
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    Shaun and Claire devise an experimental procedure capable of saving a young groom's leg and life, but the patient's loved ones must learn to work together. Meanwhile, Jared struggles to connect with a patient whose scars may prove too deep to overcome.
  7. 7. 22.2 Steps
    November 12 2017
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Dr. Shaun Murphy has to confront prejudice from an unlikely source when he takes on the case of a patient with autism, and Dr. Jared Kalu has to learn to accept his limitations as a surgeon.
  8. 8. Apple
    November 19 2017
    43min
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    English
    During a robbery at the grocery mart Dr. Shaun Murphy is shopping at, his communication limitations puts lives at risk. Meanwhile, after Shaun's traumatic day, Dr. Aaron Glassman worries that he isn't doing enough to help Shaun.
  9. 9. Intangibles
    November 26 2017
    43min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Shaun and Melendez team up to devise a heart surgery to save a gravely ill African boy. A missing tissue sample leaves a young mother facing potentially unnecessary surgery.
  10. 10. Sacrifice
    December 3 2017
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Members of the hospital's surgical team are initially impressed with a charming young doctor, but his true character puts one of them in an awkward position at work. Meanwhile, Glassman feels Shaun needs a little more support with his personal life and suggests he meet with a therapist. However, Shaun is determined to show him that he can do it on his own
  11. 11. Islands Part One
    January 7 2018
    43min
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    English
    Dr. Marcus Andrews enlists Dr. Neil Melendez on a very sensitive kidney transplant between a pair of twins whose lives intersect in more ways than one. Meanwhile, overwhelmed by Dr. Aaron Glassman's attempts to have him meet with a therapist and the demands at work, Dr. Shaun Murphy decides to take an impromptu trip with his friend Lea and leave everything behind.
  12. 12. Islands Part Two
    January 14 2018
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The twins suffer complications from their surgery forcing the team at San Jose Boneventure Hospital to make a life-changing decision. Meanwhile, Dr. Shaun Murphy returns to the hospital after his trip with Lea and decides he needs a more permanent change and gives Dr. Aaron Glassman his two weeks' notice.
  13. 13. Seven Reasons
    January 21 2018
    43min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Dr. Shaun Murphy suspects his patient is lying about the reason for her injury and makes a controversial assumption about her motives. Meanwhile, Dr. Neil Melendez's personal life could be affecting his work and, ultimately, his patients lives.
  14. 14. She
    February 4 2018
    43min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    As Shaun and Jared debate how to treat a twelve-year-old transgender girl’s cancer, Claire and a competitive new resident must work together to save a single father from a drug-resistant super bug.
  15. 15. Heartfelt
    February 25 2018
    43min
    TV-14
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    An operation to correct a teenager’s heart defect puts Shaun and Dr. Morgan at odds. A new resident’s experience as a police officer leads him to doubt an imprisoned killer’s motives for wanting to be an organ donor.
  16. 16. Pain
    March 11 2018
    43min
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    English [CC]
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    When the team treats a patient who has to decide between a dangerous surgery that could change his life or remain the same, he asks Dr. Shaun Murphy what he would if he had that same choice.
  17. 17. Smile
    March 18 2018
    43min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Dr. Shaun Murphy questions the need for an elective surgery that will allow his young patient to smile for the first time. Meanwhile, Dr. Claire Brown and Dr. Morgan Reznick discover that their patient lied about her identity.
  18. 18. More
    March 25 2018
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Distracted by some troubling news about Glassman (Richard Schiff), Shaun (Freddie Highmore) makes a mistake that could end his career.
  19. 101. The Good Doctor Sneak Peek
    August 27 2017
    2min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    TBD

More details

Producers
Thomas MoranMike ListoSebastian LeeDavid KimSeth GordonDaniel KimDavid Shore
Season year
2018
Network
ABC Network
Content advisory
Substance usealcohol usefoul languagesexual contentviolence
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
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4.8 out of 5 stars

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SofieJVZReviewed in the United States on September 30, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
What an incredible show! Freddie has returned in top form...
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In 2008, I didn't think I could ever see Freddie Highmore as anyone else other than Jared (and/or Simon) Grace.

I was wrong.

In 2013, I didn't think I could ever see him as anyone else other than Norman Bates.

I was wrong.

Three minutes in to this pilot, and I was hooked. I don't know what it is about Freddie --- akin to magic....or voodoo....it doesn't really matter. I actually grieved the loss of Bates Motel. I found it hard to go on when it ended, and held off watching the last half of the last season until about 5 or 6 weeks ago. I just couldn't partake in Norman's demise. But knew it had to be done so I could find some semblance of closure.

My heart is light and happy and free again with this new series The Good Doctor. I am thrilled to have my Freddie back in yet another amazing role. Seriously....what Can't this man do at 190%? Naught, I think...

This show is fresh and enlightening and necessary. There is so much to be gleaned beyond a prime time drama. I look forward to the education.
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Lisa/Plano TxReviewed in the United States on September 30, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
I cried when I saw the good doctor rig a chest tube apparatus out of a ...
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I cried when I saw the good doctor rig a chest tube apparatus out of a liquor bottle and tubing with electrical tape. It was at that moment when I remembered being 4 years old and setting up an IV for my doll. Quiet, shy and lacking social skills autism wasn't diagnosed in the 60's; we were hidden in special education classes away from the normal children.

My prayer tonight is this series will reframe autism spectrum disorders and offer encouragement to children, parents and individuals with autism.
There are many of us in the world who want to use our gifts and talents. Believe in us.
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DunegurlReviewed in the United States on October 26, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
I absolutely love this show very much
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Not a fan of TV or and shows on the television. Mainly, I just don't have the extra time to be involved in any.
My son is Autistic, a patient of mine referred me to check this show out.
Very well scripted and written. I absolutely love this show very much. My emotions do get the best of me watching... Because, I see my little 11 year old boy in the character "Shaun".
I have made this my show now. I make time to engage and learn from this show.
I highly recommend to watch. Worth every second!
Extremely delighted to see there is finally a really good show that I can relate with and has captured a delicate part of a rising issue with young children around the world.
#inlove #mustwatch
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D. GordonReviewed in the United States on April 2, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
A watershed series that rips apart the last prejudice
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Love this show which I watch with my HFA son. The Good Doctor brings me a lot of hope that when my son is done with university (he is brilliant, like Shaun, teaching himself to read at 3 and seeing the world in an astonishing way) he will find his way in life. Like my son, Shaun Murphy's greatest problems are the the ignorance and prejudice of NTs. The final episode of Series 1 is one of the finest set pieces I've ever seen in television reflecting a depth of storytelling and a cast at the peak of their abilities. Freddie has captured the neurological tics and rich inner life of so many autistic people so well it's hard to believe he isn't an Aspie himself. An obviously fiercely intelligent decent young man and truly one of the finest actors of his generation, he is always a pleasure to watch. The show crushes the canards that autistic people don't feel emotion and can't empathize. Thank you for doing such a stand up job, Freddie. Only thing to add is the stellar work of Richard Schiff, particularly in the final episode.
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Carma ChanReviewed in the United States on December 19, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good example of Neurodiversity
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I watch The Good Doctor because I am a fan of Freddie Highmore, so I am giving it a chance. He is the magic. I do not like everything about the show, but they are getting the hang of it. My granddaughter is on the autism spectrum, so I am grateful for any show that reflects that she has something unique and valuable to bring to the team! I appreciate the attention this show brings to the possibilities of a culture that embraces neurodiversity.
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dutchw48Reviewed in the United States on May 16, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Kudos to Freddie Highmore and his great cast and production team!
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We love Freddie Highmore, a consummate talented professional since childhood. He is a remarkable, sensitive, compassionate person who defty conveys compelling roles. From "August Rush" to Norman Bates ("Bate's Motel") to "The Good Doctor," Freddie always delivers his A-game. This savant is no idiot! Autistic Shawn Murphy balances his handicap, which often compromises his interpersonal skills, with awesome diagnostic skills that make him not only a Good Doctor but one of the most compelling characters on TV. Kudos to Freddie Highmore and his great cast and production team! The Good doctor has raised the bar for TV drama. Amazon Prime offers the complete season one for only $14.95! Money well spent! All 18 season 1 episodes for less than the price of a pizza? Choose wisely Grasshopper!
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eveReviewed in the United States on December 7, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
and I believe the show did a great job demonstrating the difficulties autistic people face
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A very interesting and thoughtful show. I have a sister with autism, and I believe the show did a great job demonstrating the difficulties autistic people face, especially concerning the prejudices of others. It is definitely a feel good show and I think it will be a great medium through which to educate people about the realities of autism, and remove some of the misconceptions people have about autistic people.
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Mary KentReviewed in the United States on October 21, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A wonderful show
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I love this show! I love the nuances of the autistic surgeon, and innocent in the midst of wolves. The hospital politics are so real. The supporting characters are beautifully realized - the surgeons and administrators with their bloated egos (which does endanger patient lives), and the lone female who is so nice that she shoots herself in the foot (but nice enough to give this different surgeon space and becomes his first peer advocate). I can see, after 5 years or so, how a hospital staff would rally around this autistic surgeon and love him for what he is. I do believe that we have yet to fully understand autism, and am happy to see a supportive role model in this character.
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