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The Good Doctor review

Samantha Dyson, Entertainment Reporter

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The new ABC show, The Good Doctor, is a hit with fans all around the world. While it may seem to the unknowing eye just like every other crime or doctor drama, I assure you that it is not.

The Good Doctor tells the story of Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon diagnosed with autism and savant syndrome played by Freddie Highmore.

The first episode, Burnt Food, aired on September 25 as the pilot episode. This episode introduces you to Shaun Murphy and gives an idea of his story. Throughout the episode it is learned that Murphy has savant syndrome and autism.

Autism, according to Dave Hiles, is defined as a fairly rare condition that results from a complex developmental disability and savant syndrome is a condition that sometimes develops with serious mental or physical disabilities and gives the person brilliant talents like a strong memory recall. The two has been mostly correlated together as savant syndrome is sometimes common in those with autism.

It is also learned in the pilot just how smart Murphy is. After a child is injured by a swinging glass airport sign, Dr. Shaun Murphy helps to save the child’s life as he points out the other doctor was cutting off the boy’s air circulation. He helps to position the doctors hand so the boy can breathe and proceeds to
save the boy by making a homemade one way valve using a tube, a knife, some water based alcohol and
some tape until he can get proper treatment.

This show is a remarkable one as it show hardship, courage, wits and among all else the struggle that goes on in life, the hospital and the real world. Already 5 episodes in, The Good Doctor has already proven to do well. While a little graphic from time to time, this show is one that will continue to do well as long as it is on.

Rating: 8/10

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