<   Back to News

TV Review- The Good Doctor

TV Review: Lily Johnson


The Good Doctor, a new show on ABC, was released on September 25th, 2017. This show is about a young man who has Savant Syndrome-- a type of Autism. Savant Syndrome is a condition in which a person demonstrates one or more profound abilities far in excess of what would be considered normal, yet often also has significant deficits in other areas of brain processing. This man, named Shaun Murphy, is a surgeon with extraordinary medical skills and intuition. He is able to see and remember things other people cannot. Shaun decided to leave his quiet country life to join the surgical unit at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital. After his troubled childhood, Shaun has a hard time connecting with the other doctors around him, but he finds happiness in using his skills to save lives.


The Good Doctor is very touching. It reiterates the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover.” Most people would think, just because he has autism, he isn’t capable of anything meaningful. Shaun proves them wrong. People with autism are people, too. They can do amazing things if they are given the chance.


Mrs. Lindsay Johnson, a teacher here at ECCHS, watched the show when it came out on September 25th. She said, “I really enjoyed the show, and I think it will be my favorite this season! The Good Doctor was very meaningful, and I feel like many people can learn from it.”


The Good Doctor comes on ABC every Monday night at 10:00. Tune in and let us know what you think!