Over the past few years, we have seen a decrease in the number of new medical drama shows. We do not see as many medical dramas as we used to see in the early 2000s. However, it looks like ABC didn’t get the memo. The media house released The Good Doctor in September 2017, and it has become a huge sensation.
The Good Doctor follows the medical practice of Shaun Murphy, a young autistic surgeon with savant syndrome. In spite of his condition, Shaun has an incredible memory and surprisingly stable hands, which make him an excellent surgeon. However, most of his colleagues and superiors at St. Bonaventure hospital don’t see it that way.
Initially, Shaun struggles to cope with the demands and the ultra-high pressure environment in the hospital. He is an excellent surgeon, and he saves lives, but there’s always someone looking for a reason to kick him out.
It’s not all about the hospital as Shaun tries to create meaningful relationships outside of work. Shaun’s journey is intriguing and very touching. A box of tissues will come in handy for some of the episodes. The Good Doctor bears some sort of resemblance to House MD. The main difference between the two is that Shaun Murphy isn’t an egomaniac, and he isn’t reliant on drugs.
Is The Good Doctor available on Netflix?
The Good Doctor currently has two full seasons, and the third season premiered on 23rd September 2019. Unfortunately, The Good Doctor isn’t on Netflix, and it is unlikely that it will be added to Netflix any time soon.
The Good Doctor airs on ABC, which is currently owned by Disney. Disney also owns Netflix’s rival streaming service Hulu. It means that The Good Doctor is currently only available for streaming on Hulu.
Netflix UK subscribers can watch the series on NowTV.
Similar shows on Netflix
Luckily for you, there are several other medical dramas on Netflix that you can binge.
Grey’s Anatomy – The fact that Grey’s Anatomy is still running after more than a decade is incredible. The show has achieved this longevity due to a compelling storyline and relatable cast. Tune in to watch Meredith Grey for the 16th season.
Night Shift – The night shift at the emergency section of San Antonio Memorial Hospital is filled with a constant stream of casualties and a healthy dose of drama. Tune in to watch the nurses and doctors as they save lives and try to figure out their own lives.