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The Good Doctor: Season 1 (2017-2018)




Critic Consensus: The Good Doctor's heavy-handed bedside manner undermines a solid lead performance, but under all the emotionally manipulative gimmickry, there's still plenty of room to improve.


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Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) is a junior surgeon, who is on the autism spectrum and has savant syndrome. Shaun relocates from his quiet life in Wyoming to San Jose, in order to work at a prestigious hospital. However, he must face the prejudice and suspicion of his colleagues and higher-ups, being able to rely only on the help of Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff). Now, Shaun wades through a totally new environment, navigating professional and personal relationships while proving that he has a gift that can help others.


Freddie Highmore
as Dr. Shaun Murphy
Antonia Thomas
as Claire Browne
Nicholas Gonzalez
as Dr. Neil Melendez
Chuku Modu
as Dr. Jared Kalu
Beau Garrett
as Jessica Preston
Hill Harper
as Dr. Marcus Andrews
Richard Schiff
as Dr. Ira Glassman
Tamlyn Tomita
as Allegra Aoki
Irene Keng
as Dr. Elle McLean
Fiona Gubelmann
as Dr. Morgan Reznick
Will Yun Lee
as Dr. Alex Park
Graham Verchere
as Young Shaun
Christina Chang
as Dr. Audrey Lim
Dylan Kingwell
as Steve Murphy
Eric Winter
as Dr. Matt Coyle
Marsha Thomason
as Dr. Isabel Barnes
Adil Zaidi
as Nurse Jag Dhanoa
Eve Gordon
as Nurse Fryday
Emily Hinkler
as Jenny Kunkler
Elizabeth Hinkler
as Katie Kunkler
Lissa Neptuno
as Nurse Roberta Ocampo
Zahf Paroo
as Anesthesiologist
Aadila Dosani
as Nurse #1
Beatrice Zeilinger
as Nurse Dina Vizcaino
Nelson Wong
as Lab Tech
Gaalen Engen
as Farmer #2
Lucia Walters
as Dr. Park
Brett Rice
as Mr. Wilks
Crystal Balint
as Barb Allen
Nancy Stone
as Stephanie Willis
Niall Matter
as Mark Allen
Samantha Sloyan
as Mrs. Gallico
Elfina Luk
as E.R. Nurse
Michael Muhney
as Mr. Gallico
Roman Podhora
as Callum Reilly
Sara Waisglass
as Olivia Hartman
Manny Jacinto
as Bobby Ato
Britt Loder
as Martine
Darcy Laurie
as Armen Demajin
Arielle Tuliao
as Assistant
Bruce Blain
as Bus Driver
Rhona Rees
as Hazel Mitchell
Dalias Blake
as Hospital Security Guard
Hina Abdullah
as Naja Modi
Kelly Blatz
as Aidan Coulter
Yasmeene Ball
as Colleen Myers
Andrew Airlie
as Jessica's Father
Kerry Sandomirsky
as Mrs. Kunkler
Lexi Underwood
as Spirit Garcia
Erin Matthews
as Melissa Bourne
Mike Li
as Nurse
Norma Maldonado
as Lorena Magallanes
Robert Moloney
as Kalu's Lawyer
Sophie Giannamore
as Quinn Darby
Gavin Cooke
as TSA Officer
Kayla Wallace
as Grace Mitchell
Nicholas Sean Johnny
as Eric Bertrand
Adam J. Smith
as Howard Shaw
Joris Jarsky
as Sergey Tirayan
Chance Moore
as Soccer Kid
France Perras
as Jen Clavet
Art Kitching
as Cole Carpenter
Faustino Di Bauda
as Paul Buendia
Vaughn Clements
as Friendly Neighbor
Tim Russ
as Chuck
Sunita Prasad
as Surgical Nurse
Nimet Kanji
as Judge Singh
Hayley Sales
as Zoe Salter
Sarah-Jane Redmond
as Emma Newton
Tim Zhang
as EMT #1
Michael St. John Smith
as John Wannamaker
Paolo Maiolo
as Marco Magallanes
Sarah Troyer
as Kristen
Ese Atawo
as Ramona Garcia
Anna Belknap
as Cora Denoble
Keith Allan
as Ty Darby
Tim Perez
as Luis Garcia
William R. Moses
as Barry Newton
Blair Penner
as SFPD Cop
Zachary Choe
as Soccer Kid 3
Pasha Ebrahimi
as Wallace Bertrand
Stephen Lobo
as Dr. Arjun Dhillon
Sharon Leal
as Breeze Browne
Donald Sales
as Controller
Herbert Duncanson
as Yellow Tagged Man
Yasmin Abidi
as E.R. Doctor
Michael Sangha
as Security Guard
Darryl Scheelar
as Prison Guard #2
Mariessa Portelance
as Gowned Woman #1
London Cardinal
as Keira Shaw
Jilena Cori
as Gowned Woman #2
Pej Vahdat
as Dr. Avi Mehta
Tegan Moss
as Elisabeth McLaren
Coby Bird
as Liam West
Adam Lolacher
as Another Casper Deputy
Shiren Van Cooten
as Social Worker
Maggie Benedict
as Georgieta Bangura
Jesse Reid
as Surgical Resident
Kari Matchett
as Liam's Mother
Dagan Nish
as EMT #2
Tim Beckmann
as Liam's Father
Shaun Morse
as Dr. Jake Levy
Taylor Hastings
as Surgical Assist
Angela Moore
as Nurse Jones
Shaughnessy Redden
as Psychiatrist
Hector Johnson
as Chuck's Brother
Alex Kliner
as Patient
Carly Bentall
as Executive Assistant
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Critic Reviews for The Good Doctor: Season 1

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (21)

TGD is a sensitive, intelligent exploration of someone on the spectrum.

November 12, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There have been few storylines that stand out beyond the typical medical drama; this one's just done well enough to make you buy in, thanks especially to Freddie Highmore's committed, layered turn.

September 25, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

It's a show that could develop into something interesting-and has enough beautiful people in scrubs to keep viewers engaged-but feels familiar in the premiere.

October 25, 2017 | Full Review…

[It] has made headway in trying to foster greater understanding of how autistic people may not process the world the same way as neurotypical people.

October 17, 2017 | Full Review…

The story possibilities are readily apparent on a number of fronts in the best broadcast network medical drama since Hugh Laurie contrastingly bruised his way through House.

September 21, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

[With] a much nicer but just as complicated character as the one played by Hugh Laurie. [Full review in Spanish]

December 6, 2019 | Full Review…

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