[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Good Doctor" Episode 12 2013/09/10,
Some great interpersonal dynamics comes up this episode. It's actually been foreshadowed for awhile that the relationship between Shi-On and Do-Han would be moving in this direction- it's just been overshadowed by the very poor patient-of-the-week plots and Shi-On's zig-zagging autism symptoms. Still, a pleasant surprise is a pleasant surprise, and watching and considering these character interactions is a genuine treat.
With Shi-On, we finally get back to the idea that he is a person who needs somebody to help take care of him. Not just one person- everybody needs to help look out for Shi-On, because it is just way too easy for him to mess things up and offend people, even when he's acting as basically inoffensive as possible,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Good Doctor" Episode 11 2013/09/09,
I think it's safe to write at this point that "Good Doctor" has completely squandered its chance to be a series that makes an intelligent, meaningful statement about autism. Try as I might I can't detect any sort of consistency in Shi-On's behavior that can meaningfully be applied to a real world person. One moment he's smoothing practical strangers over with meaningful words, and the next he's compeltely shy and nervous in front of colleagues he's met before.
Fortunately the more obnoxious parts of the story have been removed. The atrocious patients-of-the-week that have made this drama painful to watch finally leave the hospital,...More
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