If you haven’t watched The Good Doctor, you are missing out on Good Television.
118 million people watched Monday night’s episode, Point Three Percent on ABC at 10 PM. It’s right after Dancing with the Stars, which is a great spot. The Big Bang Theory is already over and so is Kevin Can Wait on CBS. They are two of the funniest comedies on Network TV. Leah Remini is back in Kevin Can Wait. They’ did have to kill off Kevin James’ previous costar to bring her in.
I couldn’t wait for The Good Doctor premiere. If you ever watched Bates Motel, the A and E show based on Psycho.. Freddie Highmore,, British star of The Good Doctor played Norman Bates as a boy. Freddie has gone from playing a Psycho to a Semi-respected Doctor with autism. He has savant syndrome. He has a photogenic memory and can recall pictures of every fact and image he has seen or read. There are some terrific visuals as he looks at some pipes he is fixing to find a way to save a young porn star’s sensation in her vagina by taking nerves from her thigh.
“Would you rather lose feelings in your vagina or your thigh?” He asks her. Uh, which would you choose? Kind of a rhetorical question, but having Autism it’s not so easy to read the obvious. Shaun has issues with understanding sarcasm and jokes like Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory. Sheldon has Aspergers,according to most viewers, lthough the producers never admit it. Possibly it will come out on Young Sheldon, The Big Bang Theory “His Mother had him tested.”
Freddy’s character, Dr. Shaun Murphy is really a likable guy. He talks in kind of a sing songy tone. His friend is the head of the hospital, Dr. Aaron Glassman who helped him get hired and is his mentor. He knew Shaun as a boy. It’s hard for Dr. Shaun Murphy in the hospital. He doesn’t know how to lie to a patient or hold back the truth. He asks one of the other doctors, Dr. Claire Brown “Would you lie for me?” He speaks his mind and blurts out medical information with no filters like there is a 98% chance you will be dead in a week from a flesh eating bacteria.
Watch tonight’s The Good Doctor at 10 PM on ABC.