The USA remake of the South Korean original drama, The Good Doctor, about a young doctor diagnosed with autism and savant syndrome at a young age and his struggle and triumphs as a practicing pediatric surgeon, aired last night, 9/25, at 10 PM EST on ABC.
I’ve already peeped the pilot episode that air early last week. As a fan of the original series, starring Joo Won as Dr. Park Shi On, I was bound to check this series out eventually. Even though I knew absolutely nothing about this remake and I just so happen to catch the title scrolling through TV shows to watch one night.
The fact the creator of House, one of my favorite shows of all time, David Shore, is one of the executive producers is even more enticing. Daniel Dae Kim, who some of you might know from Lost and Hawaii Five-0, is also an executive producer for the show.
The remake has Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel, August Rush) in the starring role, Dr. Shawn Murphy.
I’m far from an expert, so I can’t speak much of his acting. I can honestly say, that as a fan of the original – which I’ve watched thrice -, I enjoyed Freddie’s portrayal of the character and the episode as a whole.
I like the similarities and the differences of the introductory scenes, where the audience first meets Shawn and the other main characters. My favorite part of the episode was the showing Shawn’s backstory and how it played back into the current timeline of the story. Introducing his overarching motivation.
Overall, to end this post that ended longer than I planned, I’m looking forward to seeing what David Shore and Daniel Dae Kim have in store us.
I really hope this remake is good.
More info can be found here.