The Good Doctor, Season 2HDClosed Captioning
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Shaun Murphy, 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.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHello||In the Season 2 premiere, Shaun's proposed treatment for a homeless patient puts him and Jared in Andrews' crosshairs. Meanwhile, Claire tries to overcome Melendez's reluctance to do a risky heart operation while Glassman must overcome his personal feelings about his oncologist, Dr. Marina Blaize, and face a difficult decision about his health.||43:01||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMiddle Ground||Shaun pushes back against Dr. Melendez in order to treat a gravely ill hospital janitor and deal with the return of Lea; and Dr. Lim risks a lawsuit and her career to help a teenage girl repair the damage caused by an archaic custom. Meanwhile, Dr. Glassman exercises demanding oversight with Dr. Blaize in choosing a doctor for his brain surgery.||43:03||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideo36 Hours||Dr. Melendez, Dr. Brown and Dr. Park have given a young married couple two choices about their future: save the wife's life or their future ability to start a family. Meanwhile, when Dr. Lim has to take care of some personal business, she leaves oversight of the emergency room to Dr. Murphy and Dr. Reznick; and Dr. Glassman's post-op recovery leaves him struggling to get the rest he needs for recovery and also confronting his relationship with his daughter.||43:04||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoTough Titmouse||Shaun recalls his own past to help an intellectually disabled teenager face separation from his mother, while Claire is put between an injured teenage rock climber and her worried parents. Meanwhile, Glassman's post-op hallucinations force him to confront a personal tragedy.||43:04||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoCarrots||A patient suffering from anorexia can't gain the necessary weight needed to survive heart surgery, so Claire suggests they perform an experimental surgery which Melendez strongly opposes. Shaun worries Glassman's refusal to walk the hospital floor will keep him from being discharged and tries to persuade him to ambulate. Meanwhile, Shaun and Lea change the terms of their current relationship.||43:03||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoTwo-Ply (or Not Two-Ply)||Shaun and Morgan's indecision could affect a young violinist's future.||43:00||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHubert||Dr. Shaun Murphy and Dr. Morgan Reznick must contend with two brothers who are bargaining over life and death. Meanwhile, Dr. Claire Brown's friend who is dying of cancer asks her for something she doesn't think she can give her; and Dr. Aaron Glassman is dealing with the effects of his treatment.||42:54||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|101||HDClosed CaptioningVideoA Look Back at The Good Doctor||In this emotional moment from The Good Doctor, Season 1 finale episode, Dr. Glassman (Richard Schiff) shares his biopsy results with Shaun (Freddie Highmore). Shaun also struggles with a possible career-ending decision.||2:24||Free||View in iTunes|
|102||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSeason 1 Gag Reel||Get a laugh with the cast of The Good Doctor in this season 1 gag reel!||3:19||Season Only||View in iTunes|
Finally, mental diversity represented as GOOD thing
Why the hate? This is literally the only show I’ve seen so far that bothers to go beyond, “African American character, Latino character, gay characters, ok were done with diversity “
It’s great to have an ethnically diverse cast, but not many shows go on to include characters with different neurology or mental health conditions.
And if they ever do, that character is usually used as a prop for pity or inspiration where better writing could’ve stood. Netflix’s Atypical? Typical unpopular kid in high school. Rain Man? Used as a tool by Charlie. And don’t get me started on numerous children’s books that present autism as a disease of futility.
This show actually depicts someone on the spectrum who is successful despite troubled childhood, AND shows that it ain’t shameful either! (And none of that over-the-top House drama)
Solid Medical Fiction
As a medical professional I enjoy the program and it’s premise. It is in no way realistic, but a realistic medical program set in a major hospital would be mind numbingly boring.
Freddy Highmore might be one of the 10 best actors alive. The supporting cast is pretty mediocre (aside from Dr. Melendez). David Shore created a masterpiece with House, and while this will probably never live up to that one he’s made an excellent effort. I’m not a fan of bringing back Lisa Edelstien or Beau Garrett and it feels like too many aspects want to make social commentary pushes (Right/Wrong).
The beauty of House was that it wasn’t a contrast of (Black/White). It was always “grey” and nuanced. Good characters could do bad things. In TGD there’s Shaun who the Audience roots for and evil administrators. The other surgeons have or will fall on one side or the other as plots unfold. It’s probably my favorite network show on today.
WONDERFUL!! That’s all I have to say.