Fall 2017 TV: Feel-Good Dramas

Fall 2017 TV: Feel Good Dramas - The Good Doctor, Kevin (Probably) Saves the Wordl

The Good Doctor comes from the creator of House and I do like medical procedural shows, and have a lack of them in my life at the moment, so I’ll be watching it. I do wonder if I can get over just finishing watching Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates for five seasons on Bates Motel and keep expecting him to suddenly kill someone in this show when he’s supposed to be saving people. I really like Jason Ritter, but I didn’t buy that he’s supposed to be this horrible person that has a spiritual turnaround in Kevin (Probably) Saves the World. I was on the verge of rolling my eyes at the earnestness of it and that doesn’t make me want to watch.

The Good Doctor

The Good Doctor

Premieres: Monday, September 25, 2017 on ABC at 10/9

Cast: Freddie Highmore, Richard Schiff, Hill Harper, Nicholas Gonzalez

Creator: David Shore

A young surgeon with autism and Savant syndrome wants to work in a pediatric surgical unit but the hospital questions if he can actually relate to people enough to do good.


Kevin (Probably) Saves the World

Kevin (Probably) Saves the World

Premieres: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 on ABC at 10/9c

Cast: Jason Ritter, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Kimberly Hebert Gregory

Creator: Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas

A guy who isn’t very good is told that his mission in life is to save the world by a warrior for God that only he can see.

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