Hey everyone, welcome back to another post on What are you up to during the Lockdown?? It’s been more than a month since I’ve posted, but I’m back now!
Recently, I started watching a new show on Netflix called, The Good Doctor. I love it a lot and I’ve already finished the first 3 seasons! In today’s post I’ll be reviewing the show’s first season and talking about my favourite characters and episodes.
The Good Doctor revolves around an Autistic doctor: Dr Shaun Murphy.
The main characters are:
Dr. Shaun Murphy – Surgical Resident
Dr. Claire Browne – Surgical Resident
Dr. Jared Kalu – Surgical Resident
Dr Alex Park – Surgical Resident
Dr Morgan Reznick – Surgical Resident
Dr Neil Melendez – Attending Surgeon
Dr Audrey Lim – Trauma Surgeon
Dr Marcus Andrews – Chief of Surgery
Dr Aaron Glassman – President of San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital
Lea – Shaun’s neighbour and friend
Dr Shaun Murphy, played by Freddie Highmore is an autistic doctor from Casper who also has Savant Syndrome. Savant Syndrome is a rare condition where a person who has a severe mental illness showcases a brilliant skill or ability far better than an average individual. Dr Shaun Murphy had great memory ability which helped him to remember symptoms with almost complete accuracy, helped him visualize the case, and helped him give the perfect diagnosis almost every time. He also has unique observational skills that help him notice even the smallest of details to ensure no mistake in a diagnosis or surgical procedure.
Season 1 was an amazing season and the first episode got me immediately hooked to it! It’s an inspiring story and very motivating. How an autistic boy who ran away from his home at a young age is now a surgical resident is very motivating.
The show portrays many interesting medical cases and how the residents and their attending surgeons handle them. Every episode has an absolutely intriguing storyline and you’ll love them if you have even the slightest interest in Anatomy!
I loved all episodes of Season 1 and I can’t pick any one to be the best! My favourite characters in Season 1 were Shaun, Dr Glassman, Claire and Lea.
The first scene is absolutely amazing and so intriguing! The first episode was one of my all time favourites.
Favorite quotes from Season 1
The day that the rain smelled like ice cream, my bunny went to heaven in front of my eyes. The day that the copper pipes in the old building smelled like burnt food, my brother went to heaven in front of my eyes. I couldn’t save them. It’s sad. Neither one had the chance to become an adult. They should have become adults. They should have had children of their own and loved those children. And I want to make that possible for other people. And I also want to make a lot of money so that I can have a television.Dr Shaun Murphy
You’re right, I’m weird. Part of my weirdness is thag I perseverate. That means I keep thinking about things. So, I will keep knocking on your door until I know Martine is okay.Dr Shaun Murphy
That’s all about my review of The Good Doctor Season 1 and I give it 5 stars!! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I hope you all enjoyed reading this post. Stay safe and have a great day ahead! Let me know in the comments if you’ve watched this show and how you liked it!