Primarily a character study, and a damn chilling one at that; pushes the limits of plausibility, relying on the same conveniences, technicalities, and turns of events one would find in a detective story.
Full review by Chris Pandolfi.
Allison Keene reviews ABC's new medical drama series The Good Doctor, starring Freddie Highmore as a surgeon with autism who is brought in to a new hospital
Martin Blake (Orlando Bloom) is an ambitious but anxious young doctor, eager to impress his superiors and colleagues: Chief Resident Waylans (Rob Morrow), self-assured fellow intern Dan (Troy Garity) and no-nonsense nurse Theresa (Taraji P. Henson). But things are not going Martin's way and he can't seem to shake off his insecurities. When 18-year-old patient Diane (Riley Keough) is admitted for a kidney infection, Martin steps in, getting the much-needed boost of self-esteem.
ScreenCrave - How’s this for a twist on “boy meets girl?” In The Good Doctor, an insecure physician meets an ill woman and cures her. But instead of giving a clean bill of health, he begins sabotaging her treatment to keep her around. It may not be American Hospital Association-approved, but it’s certainly a nice, dark antidote for summer blockbuster fatigue. After all those action movies, The Good Doctor will be a welcome change of pace.