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[ # ] I diagnose The Good Doctor as very good and The Brave is thrilling!
September 25th, 2017 under ABC, NBC


Tonight is the official start of the Fall television season, and my favorite new drama debuts on ABC tonight 10p. The Good Doctor is from David Shore, who brought us House. If you loved that drama, then you will adore this medical show where the lead is not a miserable genius.

Dr Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) is a young pediatric surgeon who was diagnosed with autism and savant syndrome. Dr Aaron Glassman, who is also President of the San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital, wants his friend to work there, but the board is against it. Glassman is pleading his case as Murphy is traveling to the new job he think he has.

While Murphy is at the airport, a sign crashes into a poster stand sending glass raining down on an 8-year-old boy. A doctor runs to the aid the injured boy, but Murphy tells him he is going to kill him because the procedure he is doing is meant for an adult. Now the two doctors are in rush against time to save the child. Every time they think they succeeded, something else goes wrong. Luckily, Murphy has the brain of a genius to help the patient, but his verbal skills make communicating with other people difficult.

When he finally gets to the hospital, he gets resistance from the other doctors. Will they listen to him because he has life-saving knowledge to share with them or will they ignore the strange man? Also at the hospital, it looks Glassman is losing his case. Will anything change their mind?

The Good Doctor is not like the other medical dramas. It is not soapy like Grey’s Anatomy. It is not busy like Code Black and Chicago Med with way too many characters. It is in the middle and perfect for Monday nights. Plus, Highmore is brilliant as a doctor who is beyond brilliant. You do not need a prescription to watch this show, you just need to tune in to fall in love with it.

Then on NBC at the same time is the first of the many military related dramas this season to debut. The Brave is about America’s elite undercover military unit who saves the lives of innocent people in some of the world’s most dangerous places. While the Defense Intelligence Agency uses advanced technology in DC, an elite team of military experts are out in the field risking their lives to save the life of someone else.

In DC, there is D.I.A. Deputy Director Patricia Campbell (Anne Heche) and her team of analysts including veterans Cultural Specialist Noah Morgenthau (Tate Ellington) and Mission Coordinator Hannah Archer (Sofia Pernas), and in the field there’s Captain Adam Dalton (Mike Vogel) and his heroic Special Ops squad of highly trained undercover specialists carry out each mission on the ground. His team is armed with incredible sniper Sgt Jasmine ‘Jaz’ Khan (Natacha Karam), CPO Ezekiel “Preach” Carter (Demetrius Grosse), combat medic Sgt Joseph “McG” McGuire (Noah Mills) and intelligence officer Agent Amir Al-Raisani (Hadi Tabbal).

On tonight’s series premiere, a doctor is kidnapped in an Arabian country and there is no motive for it. As DC tracks her whereabouts, they think they figured it out. They start working on bringing her back, but then she is taken to an area that changes everything. They thought they had weeks to rescue her, but now they are lucky if they even have days. Just as they are getting close, her kidnappers go on the move. The motive is not clear why and when they find out why they find out the team is getting more than they bargained for. Will they be able to rescue her before it is too late?

The Brave is a procedural with a military twist, just when you think you figured it out. You find out you did not. That is what makes it so exciting and addictive from the very first episode.

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