The series deftly fills the genre of medical shows, which deal less with medicine and more with the drama that goes on in the hospitals. However, this series stands apart from the rest, as it goes on to show just how brilliant the autistic doctor is. In order to do so, we see organs, glands, and veins floating above the doctor’s head, and although his genius is evident, he is also humanized entirely, to prove that he is capable and hireable. Most importantly, the show gets the details of autism correct, ensuring that the portrayal is not only sensitive but also comes across as resonant to those within the community. On the website Autism Speaks, it has been mentioned, “The Good Doctor does a fine job of navigating this razor’s edge. Several characteristics that can accompany an autism diagnosis such as social awkwardness, lack of eye contact, playing with his hands during stressful situations. Freddie’s take will resonate with many in the community.”

The episodes are mostly formulaic, wherein a new patient who needs saving is brought in, and the doctors try their best, while also romancing each other. Shaun is often chastised for his erratic behaviors but ultimately ends up being the hero who saves the day. The series does not shy away from sentimentality, and that is something that appeals to the fans. However, what is most remarkable about the show is the message of acceptance and the celebration of people who might often be marginalized and mistreated in society, that is, autistic people. Autism is rather common, but it often results in the person with the problem being ridiculed. ‘The Good Doctor’ attempts to turn that around, showing how human and how brilliant they can be.

What has struck a chord with the fans, has, however, not gone down too well with the critics. Those who have to objectively judge the show, stripping it of its sentimental value, have been not too pleased with they have seen. As a result, there have been several comparisons drawn to shows like ‘Grey’s Anatomy‘. However, this series holds its own unique spot, and hopefully, in the upcoming seasons, it will continue in a similar way, and we will see our good doctor save more lives, as we get to know about his past and childhood a little better.

The Good Doctor Season 3 Release Date: When will it premiere?

‘The Good Doctor’ Season 2 premiered on September 24, 2018. In February 2019, ABC renewed the show for another season, but no release date is out yet. However, the earlier seasons have all aired in September, so we expect ‘The Good Doctor’ Season 3 to release sometime in September 2019. We will update this section as soon we hear more.