Two new TV series to watch out for this season

A couple of binge worthy shows

FREDDIE HIGHMORE is the main character, Shaun Murphy, in ‘The Good Doctor.’ Courtesy photo, variety.com

The new season of television has brought many new series on network TV, among them “The Good Doctor” and “SEAL Team.” I’ve been watching both, but I can only really recommend one.

“The Good Doctor,” 9 p.m. Mondays on ABC 

“The Good Doctor” is about Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and Savant Syndrome, who joins a top surgical unit in a hospital.

Freddie Highmore who plays Norman Bates on Bates Motel, is Shaun Murphy. 

I believe in a lot of ways that this show is great for today’s society. It shows that no matter what is in your way, you can become anything that you set your mind to. 

It also tells people who are autistic that they can do anything that anyone else can. I love how they incorporate how autistic minds work although it may be a little exaggerated. The show itself very good as a whole. 

“SEAL Team,” 8 p.m. Wednesdays on CBS

Another new show that is out is SEAL Team which is on CBS and is a military drama that tells the stories of members of an elite Navy SEALS unit.  

The preview looked good, so I began watching it when it first premiered. I find it very hard to follow the storyline because at times it’s in the present, past or future, which makes it difficult to figure out what time period everything is happening. 

One minute you are with one of the main character’s family then the next you are either in a flashback scene or in Iraq.

I really wanted this show to be good because in the preview it reminded me a lot of “Army Wives.” But I was really disappointed with this show. I feel it could’ve been a successful show if it had better transitions.  I would definitely recommend watching “The Good Doctor” over watching “SEAL Team” just because the storyline is easier to follow.

This story first appeared in the November 9, 2017 issue of The Vantage.