Who out there watches the new ABC show "The Good Doctor"?
If you don't, we highly suggest it. The series rotates around the experience of Dr. Shaun Murphy, played by Freddie Highmore, an autistic savant who has recently moved from a quiet country life to join the surgical unit at the prestigious San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital. The move is strongly supported by his mentor and president of the hospital, Dr. Aaron Glassman (played by Richard Schiff), but other members of the board, and his new colleagues - wonder whether his autism will negatively impact his patients.
The show is doing outstanding, with millions tuning in to watch every day. When I got the call from our friends at ABC that I could come up and visit the set in Vancouver, and chat with several actors - I jumped at the chance. We put it out on Twitter, and the response was deafening.
While we only had a few minutes with the cast, but it was apparent how seriously they take the fact that they're not just entertaining viewers every week - they're educating and informing them as well.
Meanwhile, the set was beautifully intricate, and had the honest-to-goodness feel of a real hospital! The literal place where they had us set up to wait for the interiew was the ER...
Take a look at the clip from our visit above. The Good Doctor airs Mondays at 10 p.m. on KOMO 4.