The Good Doctor is an American medical drama television series based on the 2013 award-winning South Korean series of the same name. Daniel Dae Kim, the actor, first noticed the series and bought the rights for his production company. He then adapted the series and eventually shopped it to CBS, his home network in 2015.
The storyline is centred around the main character, Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome. He came from the city of Casper, Wyoming, where he had a troubled childhood and relocates to San Jose, California, to work at the prestigious San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital.
Medical dramas are known to be... dramatic... which often portrays inaccurate scenes and information on screen. So, meet Doctor Mike, an actual doctor who was called in to comment on it after his commentary on Grey's Anatomy. His final comment: "It gave an interesting look into what life is like a for a surgeon and a resident. Being a surgical resident is not an easy job and, to make the situation even more complex, Dr Sean Murphy has autism so they did a great job of breaking down these circumstances."
What do you think of the lovable awkwardness of Dr Shaun Murphy?