No new episode of The Good Doctor tonight, so instead, we’ll take a look back at last Monday’s “Faces.” For the most part it’s an excellent episode, with the character relationships and the cathartic moments we expect every week. But what was intended to be a leaven in an otherwiseRead More →

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Fans of the weekly medical drama can rejoice! ABC has renewed The Good Doctor for a third season! Here’s how the show broke the good news on Twitter: And the cast joined the celebration! The Good Doctor stars Freddie Highmore as Shaun Murphy, a surgical resident with autism. The castRead More →

“Aftermath” is a cooling-off episode after the crucible of “Quarantine.” Things are changing. It will take a little time to determine just where they will settle, but we’re already seeing new relationships and potential upheavals. The Relationships Shaun & Lea: Aaron still doesn’t quite trust Lea. He keeps trying toRead More →

“Empathy” is about more than just being able to put yourself in another’s shoes. It’s also about how we react when choices are taken away from us. Do we accept what’s left, or do we find another route? The Choices Three men find themselves in situations where choices are madeRead More →

We can usually count on The Good Doctor to weave stories of humanity into strange medical cases. We get both of these in “Stories.” The episode also delivers some strong yet non-preachy messaging about vaccinations, and it reminds us hospital management is Machiavellian. Vaccinate Your Kids! The show is unequivocalRead More →

This episode of The Good Doctor is all about control; control of ourselves, control of others around us. Some people try to control others for different reasons. Sometimes those reasons are altruistic, and sometimes they’re self-serving. And we all try… and sometimes fail… to control our own lives. “Hubert” examinesRead More →

I confess, I’m having trouble with this review of “Carrots.” It’s not that it was a bad episode, but neither did it really capture me. It’s rare for The Good Doctor to leave me this ambivalent, so bear with me while I break this down, and maybe figure out whyRead More →

Coming on the heels of the Kavanaugh confirmation, “36 Hours” resonates in a way the writers could never have anticipated. This episode reflects on how men treat women, how women treat women… and how women treat men, as well. How Men Treat Women Two episodes ago, Dr. Andrews told ClaireRead More →