Saturday, February 3, 2018

The "Good Doctor" Gets a Lesson

From TV Guide:


"The Good Doctor's star physician is going to be a bit perplexed when he encounters his first transgender patient in Monday's episode. For Shaun (Freddie Highmore), who likes exact scientific definitions, it's difficult to understand the full spectrum of gender identity when he had been raised to think of it as a binary.
Over the course of the episode though, the patient, Quinn, will teach Shaun a thing or two about being misunderstood, and he'll see that the two of them have more in common than he thought. So many people try to put Shaun in a box, but when Quinn explains that she's only ever been able to be herself, something clicks deep within Shaun.
While this new perspective will be a healthy thing for Shaun, he's still going to ask some cringeworthy questions along the way as he tries to understand Quinn better. Luckily, the young patient is pretty wise and is ready to swing curveballs back."
The "Good Doctor" is on Mondays at 10:00PM EST on ABC.  Follow the links above for more.

2 comments:

  1. I watched the episode last night. Overall, I think they made some good points through the portrayal. While the ethical question of hormone suppression was left open, I approve of the way the writers had Shaun come to an understanding, finally realizing that the girl could only feel like herself, just as he did about himself. I don't know that it will resonate with those who insist on the biological binary dictating gender identity or not, but I think the portrayal made a good point. My eyes welled up a bit over it, anyway.

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