Fresh out of "Bates Motel," actor Freddie Highmore ditches the antisocial, soon-to-be serial killer character Norman Bates to become the antisocial savant, Shaun Murphy.
"The Good Doctor" starts off by showing a day in the life of Shaun, a young, autistic surgeon with a heart of gold.
The show has everything expected for a current medical drama — office romance, power struggles between coworkers, surgical suspense and, to top it all off, an antisocial genius thrown into the mix. If any of that sounds familiar, you’re probably thinking of "House," a medical drama from the mind of showrunner David Shore.
Coincidentally, Shore is the executive producer of "The Good Doctor" and seems to be following the exact same formula that made "House" such a success. "The Good Doctor" is little more than a "House" clone.
The new series, however, is also guilty of robbing other popular television dramas, such as "Sherlock," in its action sequences where the viewer is visually shown Shaun’s mental processes, and "Grey’s Anatomy" in its doctor-doctor chemistry.