Good Doctor: The side effects of artistic license (Episode 6 Review)

by: Raine

It’s taken me awhile to think of how I wanted to present my take on episode 6. There are so many psychological issues broached that I had a hard time figuring out what angle I should take. I am NOT an expert on feral children although my psych studies did tell me that the case in this show was mishandled. Along with that, Si-on’s behavior is becoming less “autistic”. It’s all the result of artistic license. Continue reading

Good Doctor: The manipulation of autism (Episode 5 Review)

by: Raine

Writer Park Jae-bum has started to use Si-on’s autism as a story tool rather than represent the disability sincerely. This is because there is no other way for the plotline to advance in the manner that Jae-bum ssi wishes it to. He wants people to start to see Si-on for who he is rather than just “that autistic guy”. But, he’s trying to make Si-on himself convince them without any outside help and does so by seriously manipulating autistic traits that were established in earlier episodes. Continue reading

Good Doctor: How to explain autism (Episode 4 Review)

by: Raine

Less Si-on and more politics is not a good direction for this show. While it’s all good and well to see the good guys fight the bad guys, it sucks when we have to watch all the tedium that comes with political battles. However, I will admit that one aspect of the politics is realistic. It was something I had hoped would be touched upon: dealing with parents. It’s an issue that would come up if a person with autism held a position of authority. However, the show handles it badly. It becomes another incident use solely to create tension rather than a situation to educate and explain Continue reading

Good Doctor: How to create a good doctor (Episode 3 Review)

by: Raine

Good Doctor. The title of this show can mean so many things. It can mean that Park Si-on is an untapped  “good doctor”. It can ask the question, “Can he be a good doctor?” It can also ask, “What is a good doctor?” I want to add in there, does addressing any of these questions make this a good show? It seems Good Doctor is using autism and other medical “conditions” and “situations” to create tensions rather than use them organically to explore the world of the hospital with Si-on in it. Continue reading

Good Doctor: First Impressions (Episode 1 Review)

by: Raine

Good Doctor’s premise had me hooked. I’ve worked with children and adults with autism and it’s one of my passions in life. I’m no expert by any means, but I know a thing or two about autism and people with autism. So I decided to review Good Doctor and its portrayal of autism. All I have to say is: Joo Won is brilliant. And, the writer needs to research autism a bit more. Continue reading

The Moon That Embraces the Sun: Series Review

by: Raine

I’ve marathoned two dramas on my “post-op, can’t do anything useful” bed: Queen In-hyun’s Man (still desperately waiting for subs to episode 14!) and The Moon That Embraces the Sun. I mulled over whether or not I should attempt a series review because honestly, it was an entertaining marathon, but I wasn’t sure if I’d have much to say.

Then I realized, this is me we’re talking about. I always have something to say. And I have a lot to say. So here I go. Continue reading