5 Shows to Watch if You Love The Good Doctor

5 Shows to Watch if You Love The Good Doctor
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Not a single day goes without medical drama.

The newfound love towards TV shows that revolve around a specific profession is easily understandable: the viewers find it quite interesting to dive deeper into the world of professionals mastering their jobs and becoming praised by those around them.

There are many crime dramas or police procedurals that captivate the viewers with the complex stories, but the genre that really became one of the most favorite among the viewers is medical drama.

And while there are a lot of them, the most intriguing ones are those with quirky main characters, like The Good Doctor that follows the brilliant autistic surgeon Shaun Murphy. As the show nears its finale, it seems like the right time to find a replacement.

Here are 5 shows we think you’ll love if you are a fan of The Good Doctor in any of its aspects.

1. Atypical (2017-2021)

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As The Good Doctor, this Netflix dramedy also follows the life of a young man suffering from autism. But this time the mission he has is not to save people’s lives but to create a good one for himself.

Tired of being an outcast, he finally decides it’s time to find a girlfriend. Which only means his big and supportive family will join his journey of self-discovery and help him find out the truth about his personality.

2. Nurse Jackie (2009-2015)

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Another series that follows a not-so-typical medical worker. Critically acclaimed actress Edie Falco, first famed for her extraordinary role as Carmela Soprano, stars as the dark, yet very caring, emergency room nurse Jackie.

Jackie's life balance depends on the prescription drugs that help her get through the day. Between her demanding job and the many personal dramas that haunt her like nothing else, she has to find a way to keep it all together.

The sharp, darkly humorous writing and the complex personalities of the main cast make the show a riveting watch. You can stream the show on Paramount+.

3. Good Doctor (2013)

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Many fans of The Good Doctor may not be aware that the South Korean version of the show premiered several years before the U.S. version. In the original series, Joo Won stars as Park Shi On, a genius savant with autism spectrum disorder who works as a pediatrician.

While he is an amazing specialist, he struggles a lot as his mental condition causes conflicts with colleagues and patients as he attempts to prove himself. The heartfelt K-drama is brilliantly created and we strongly suggest you give it a try.

4. Bates Motel (2013-2017)

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If you feel you are going to miss The Good Doctor’s main star Freddie Highmore moxy of all, don’t miss the chance to binge this similarly thrilling, yet very different show. The series is sort of a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic Psycho and it dives deeper into the premise of an evil and haunted place to live.

“It's a rare and special show. One of those rare cases when a show only gets better and better for every season. Sure, it's hard to swallow sometimes and it can feel a little dull, but that's only a sign of complexion and brilliance. This is an intelligent show. It has to be your genre, though, if you don't like psychological thrillers it won't matter how much you understand or don't,” Redditor Werkaster said.

Bates Motel isn’t currently streaming on any subscription platforms, but you can rent or buy episodes via Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV and Google Play, among others.

5. This Is Going To Hurt (2022)

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The show delivers a brutally honest depiction of life as a junior doctor on the wards, and the toll the job can take at home. Set on Labour Ward, the realistic show goes through all the ups and downs of the job. Sometimes the scenes shown in the series the fans call flawless can seem painfully true, but at the same time, there’s also a place for viewers' own thoughts.