Primetime Picks… 1/8/18

Jan 08 Posted by in Features | Comments

Tonight I’m really looking forward to the return of The Good Doctor on ABC. When we last left off, Shaun was being pressured by Dr. Glassman to see a therapist, but he didn’t want to, and even resorted to sleeping in the hospital janitorial closet to avoid going home. Things came to a head with Shaun slapping Dr. Glassman and storming out of the hospital, and emptying out his apartment. Meanwhile, Claire was assigned to work with Dr. Coyle, who started making inappropriate comments, and getting a little handsy with her during surgery. After she told Jared, he threatened Dr. Coyle and punched him. Claire also brought the issue to HR, but Dr. Coyle had already filed a complaint against Jared and got him fired. Finally, Dr. Melendez and fiancee Jessica had a bit of a fight after a rough dinner with her father.

Where did Shaun go, and will Dr. Glassman be able to convince him to return? (I think we know the answer to the latter.) Is Jared really fired, or will he find a way to keep his job? And what does this mean for his relationship with Claire? Will someone else report Dr. Coyle’s behavior, or will he continue to harass the the female doctors and nurses? I’m excited to finally get some new episodes of this show. It is one of the few shows that I actually watch the same night it airs. I find the characters and their dynamics interesting, and Freddy Highmore’s performance is phenomenal. I also like how the medical procedures are usually successful, which makes the series a little more upbeat than some other medical procedurals.

In tonight’s episode, “Islands Part One”, Dr. Marcus Andrews enlists Dr. Neil Melendez on a very sensitive kidney transplant between a pair of twins whose lives intersect in more ways than one. Meanwhile, overwhelmed by Dr. Aaron Glassman’s attempts to have him meet with a therapist and the demands at work, Dr. Shaun Murphy decides to take an impromptu trip with his friend Lea and leave everything behind.

Tonight I’ll also be watching Better Late Than Never.

For additional suggestions on what to check out tonight, including The Brave, check out the If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/8/18 post at