The Good Doctor

TV review by Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Doc on autism spectrum defies prejudices in medical drama.

ABC Drama 2017

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 27 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 43 reviews

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age 18+

Was really good until every single episode became about sex

I was really enjoying this series. I love medical science. It was a show I couldn't stop binging, until about season 3. Everything then became about sex. I definitely understand shows adding that in, especially to show characters evolving in their relationship, but it is like EVERY single episode now. I feel like the medical stuff is just a backstory now to Shaun trying to and having sex. It almost feels wrong to watching this show. I just started season four and was actually intrigued for this season, because it is present day and of course it skips right to trying to have video sex. Can the show please just go back to being about interesting medical cases? We get it, they are having sex! Let's stop making every episode about it!!!

This title has:

Too much sex
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age 14+


Best show I ever watched since season 1 episode 1!!! Never missed a episode!!! I feel sometimes like I could be Shaun with lea. I have autism and a feeding tube and work in a hospital and want to be a doctor one day. Freddie highmore inspired me and I watched everything on him. Favorite movie is Charlie and the chocolate factory and I love bates motel and the good doctor!!!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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