The Good Doctor is an American television series that follows a medical drama genre. It was based on a 2013 South Korean Drama series with the same name ‘Good Doctor’ by Park Jae-bum.
Korea’s famous actor Daniel Dae Kim liked the show and decided to purchase the rights of the original series to be a part of his production company.
In 2015, Daniel decided to adopt the series but later decided to sell it to CBS, one of his home networks. When CBS decided not to pursue the series, Daniel had a different thought in mind and decided to reclaim the show. Soon after, Daniel worked on a deal with Sony Pictures Television and David Shore in developing the series. Shore was the creator of the medical series called ‘House’.
The stars of the series are Freddie Highmore, Nicholas Gonzalez, Antonia Thomas, Chuku Modu, Beau Garrett, Hill Harper, Richard Schiff, Tamlyn Tomita, Will Yun Lee, Fiona Gubelmann, Christian Chang, Paige Spara, Jasika Nicole, Noah Galvin, Bria Samone Henderson, and Osvaldo Benavides.
The executive producers are Seth Gordon, David Kim, David Shore, Daniel Dae Kim, Mike Listo, Erin Gunn, Sebastian Lee, Thomas L. Moran, Freddie Highmore, David Hoselton, and Liz Friedman. The production companies are Shore Z Productions, EnterMedia, ABC Studios for season 1 to 4, ABC Signature for season 5 to the present season, and Sony Picture Television. The show’s distributors are Disney- ABC Domestic Television, and Sony Pictures Television. The original release of the show is from September 25, 2017, to the present. The show has 4 seasons with 76 episodes.
The Good Doctor was released on September 25, 2017. The show received generally mixed reviews and a divided critical opinion about the portrayal of autism. Fans of the show will get to enjoy more of The Good Doctor as it is renewed for another season, its fifth season.
Keep on reading and know more about the fourth season of The Good Doctor.
The Good Doctor Season 4: Plot
Dr. Shaun had a special kind of life. As he started his residency in St. Bonaventure Hospital, he always strives to be a good doctor by showing his skills to the other doctors while silently struggling with his challenges of disability. Over the four seasons of the series, we have seen him struggle with grief, worked to save lives, and have fallen in love.
The season 4 plot started as the hospital deals with the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19. It was then followed by individual character challenges that mold their relationship. In the third episode, Park, Claire, and Shaun are tasked to train six resident applicants.
As the story progressed, Shaun has dealt with self-challenges as well as with his patients. Nevertheless, what made the story very interesting is how the other doctors come to aid when they are needed.
Season 4 finale shows both a beautiful ending and a sweet beginning. Clair decided to accept a surgical job in the rural area of Guatemala. While Lea offered Shaun a hand in marriage. Of course! Shaun said ‘Yes’.
Park and Morgan finally addressed their feelings to each other. It was also revealed that Andrew’s wife left him for another man.
Mateo decided to be with Lim and return to the States, while soon facing an old warrant of arrest.
The Good Doctor Season 4: Cast
The main character of this series is Freddie Highmore, he plays the role of Dr. Shaun Murphy. He is a young surgeon with savant syndrome and autism. He came from the small town of Casper, Wyoming, and relocated to California to work in a prestigious hospital called San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital.
Part of the main cast includes Nicholas Gonzalez as Dr. Melendez, Antonia Thomas as Dr. Browne, Chuku Modu as Dr. Kalu, Beau Garrett as Jessica Preston, Tamlyn Tomita as Allegra Aoki, Richard Schiff as Dr. Glassman, Hill Harper as Dr. Andrews, Will Yun Lee as Dr. Park, Fiona Gubelmann as Dr. Reznick, Christina Chang as Dr. Lim, Paige Spara as Lea Dilallo, Jesika Nicole as Dr. Lever, Bria Samone as Dr. Allen, Noah Galvin as Dr. Wolke, and Osvaldo Benavides as Dr. Osma.
Some of the recurring characters are Sharon Leal, Daniel Dae Kim, Dylan Kingwell, Elfina Luk, Teryl Rothery, Chris D’Elia, Sheila Kelley, Lisa Edelstein, Ricky He, Karin Konoval, and Brian Marc.
The series also made some guest appearances by notable guest actors and actresses such as Eve Gordon, Irene Keng, Marsha Thomason, Eric Winter, Manny Jacinto, Kelly Blatz, and others.
The Good Doctor Season 4: Release Date
Following the first three seasons of the series, the first season ran from September 2017 to March 2018, the second season ran from September 2018 to March 2019, and the third season ran from September 2019 to March 2020. We can see the fast progression of the film series.
The Good Doctor Season 4 was aired and released in November 2020 with a two-part episode called ‘Frontliner, Part 1’ and ‘Frontliner, Part 2’.
From then, they released one episode every week.
Its season finally was in June 2021. Season 4 ended with a total of 20 episodes.
The Good Doctor Season 4: Movie Trailer
Just like many other series, the season or movie trailer usually comes out a month before the first episode is aired. In this case, the Good Doctor Season 4 official trailer was released in October 2020.
There was no second part of the trailer that has been released after the first official, other succeeding trailers follow the season 4 episode trailers.
You can still see the season 4 official trailer and episode trailer on any social media and entertainment platforms.
If you have not seen the Good Doctor yet, now would be a good time. It is a very charming and well-thought film that moves people.