'The Good Doctor' Season 3 Episode 19: Disastrous earthquake fails to impress as fans call it 'bad writing'
Episode 19 'Hurt' marks the beginning of the end of Season 3 of the hit medical drama and there’s been a lot going on. The first part of the two-part finale opened with a disastrous earthquake hitting the city of San Jose (at least some parts of it), putting many lives in danger, including that of our favorite doctors. Some of them were safe inside the St. Bonaventure hospital while the others outside had to face the catastrophe. But not all viewers are happy today with the way the episode was portrayed.
One fan on Twitter says, "Plz @GoodDoctorABC don't do any more of these earthquake cheap shot shows. We watch b/c of the offbeat charm of this show not the manufactured dramatics. Be mindful next season. #TheGoodDoctor #GoodDoctorABC."
The episode comes at a time when the entire world is fighting a pandemic and people are already scared and stressed with coronavirus taking a toll on their lives. Amidst such threatening situations, people don't want to see more negative circumstances like this particular fan. She says, "This episode and today’s current event events = bad timing #TheGoodDoctor."
Another user on Twitter slams the show and its writers, comparing it with another popular show exploring the medical fraternity. "@GoodDoctorABC You guys aren't Chicago Med. you don’t need to try to structure your show after them. This 'doomsday' scenario isn’t working for your show. It’s horrible so far. #TheGoodDoctor @gooddrwriters #BadWriting."
Another fan jokes why they don’t need to see such negativity on a show and yet they don’t stop watching it. Here’s what she says, "#TheGoodDoctor What is it about medical shows that make me say, 'Ooh, I didn’t need to see that,' and yet, I keep watching anyway. I said it about ten times during tonight’s episode."
However, not everyone feels the same way. Some people still think that showing a natural disaster helped them take their mind of the current situation of coronavirus. One fan says, "#TheGoodDoctor @gooddrwriters @GoodDoctorABC@FionaGubelmann@IamNickGonzalez@AntoniaLThomas@_ChristinaChang. We've been so conscious of the CV that I think we almost forgot about natural disasters. They can cause so much damage but also bring people closer together."
"Very well written, directed, acted, designed!!! One of the best episodes of the series. Definitely memorable. #TheGoodDoctor @GoodDoctorABC," another added.
'The Good Doctor' Season 3 finale part 2 will air on Monday, March 30, at 10pm/9c, only on ABC.