Monday, 10 p.m., ABC
Based on the 2013 South Korean series of the name, Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) is a surgeon with autism and savant syndrome who begins working at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital with the support of his mentor Dr. Ira Glassman (Richard Schiff) in this medical drama from David Shore and Daniel Dae Kim.
What The Critics Say (Metascore 53)
- It’s emotion that moves the story forward. Highmore’s face and attitude. Schiff’s faith and moral weight. Thomas’ curiosity-generosity. That sets it apart from “House.” — Diane Werts, Newsday
- The Good Doctor struggles to balance its tone. In an effort to prevent Shaun from being the butt of its jokes Good Doctor leans too far in the other direction, venturing into mawkishness. … But still, there are the seeds of a engaging procedural in the pilot. — Kelly Lawler, USA Today
- Shaun improvising surgical procedures with whatever he can find on a TSA conveyer belt, or flashbacks to Shaun’s very difficult childhood, are effective, and promise a solid, if familiar, show to come. But boy oh boy do the scenes where his colleagues debate Shaun’s fitness for the job labor, while also feeling like artifacts from around when Big Bang Theory debuted, if not earlier. — Alan Sepinwall, UPROXX