The Good Doctor series was premiered on September 25, 2017. It is the adaptation of a 2013 award-winning South Korean series with the same name. The show was instantly loved by everyone and had top viewing numbers. The show is available on Amazon Prime and is a must-watch for people who love a good medical show.
We have made a list of 10 Reasons why you should be watching ‘The Good Doctor.’
1- This show is the perfect balance of compelling medical concepts and heartfelt human connections. Sometimes, a medical show struggles in finding the best way to combine these two aspects of the show, but The Good Doctor does it entirely. Dr. Murphy is the lead of the show and suffers from autism while being a genius. The show is based on his development as a doctor while treating patients.
2- The Good Doctor keeps things light-weighted and less dramatic throughout its seasons. The craziest thing noticed in the series was when a prisoner lashed out on the doctors. The storyline of the show is compelling and exciting to hold the interests of the viewers.
3- The Good Doctor has strong female characters that are believable and relatable. Dr. Claire Browne, Jessica Preston, and Alegra Aoki are few of the lead female characters in the shows. These women show their power and strength throughout the season fiercely.
4- The Good Show is an accurate representation of diversity as all of the show characters are from diverse backgrounds and have a unique set of qualities that set them apart from each other. Lead Dr. Shaun Murphy is an autistic savant who struggles to understand day to day human interactions. However, he grows and expands socially through his relationships with his patients and other doctors.
5- As the show evolves, so makes the connection between the doctors. They are profoundly reliable on each other even though they have their differences. They smartly try to focus on the patients to give them the best care even if they disagree. Some patients teach the doctor hard lessons, which help the doctors to grow and become better humans.
6- The show is relatable and heart-warming as it is based around an autistic doctor. The show represents the stories of not only patients but also of the doctors. The writing of the show is phenomenal and has been nominated for several awards.
7- The show tackles the social issues through its episodes and stays relatable throughout the season. Subtly, the show addresses the issue faced by African Americans in the workplace and blatantly addresses sexual harassment issues at the workplace. At the times when her superiors harassed a female doctor, she took a stand for herself against the issue. In an episode when Dr. Browne was in a situation with a male doctor who made her feel sexually harassed, she dealt with the problem independently by standing up for herself. Dr. Browne is a strong independent female character who inspires women to stand their ground no matter what.
8- The cast of the series comprises old and new actors who all are incredibly talented. They add their personality to the characters that make them even more exciting and entertaining. The cast includes the powerful duo of Freddie Highmore and Richard Schiff. Actors such as Beau Garret, Hill Harper, Will Yun Lee, and Nicholas Gonzalez are also part of the show. They bring their experience and adds little nuances to their characters that make them relatable. All these characters work together to develop a good series without over shining other characters.
9- All the characters from interns to the doctors have an essential role in the show. They work together to help their patients. All the doctors work in harmony while maintaining the hierarchy of their relationships. Interns are not dismissed as being ill-equipped and inexperienced and are vocal about their concerns and ideas. The doctors don’t always listen to the interns’ advice, but the channel of communication is still there.
10- The series smartly makes itself relevant about the health system reality, which is one of the show’s biggest draws. More than once, it is brought into attention to how a patient can be cheated because of the healthcare system. The doctors who help their patients with such care and support restores our faith in the healthcare system.
The Good Doctor has successfully completed its third season and is renewed for a fourth season. It is a binge-worth show available on Amazon Prime which you must watch.