Good Doctor (Japanese TV series)

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Good Doctor
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グッド ドクター
GenreMedical drama
Based onGood Doctor
by Park Jae-bum
Developed byFuji TV
Written byYuichi Tokunaga
Haruka Okita
Directed byHiro Kanai
Hideyuki Aizawa
StarringKento Yamazaki
Juri Ueno
Naohito Fujiki
Ending themeHikari by Androp
Country of originJapan
Original language(s)Japanese
No. of episodes10
Production
Producer(s)Fujino Ryota
Kinjo Ayaka
Production location(s)Japan
Production company(s)Fuji TV Drama Production Center
DistributorFuji TV
Release
Original networkFuji TV
Original releaseJuly 12 (2018-07-12) –
September 13, 2018 (2018-09-13)
Chronology
Related showsGood Doctor
External links
Website

Good Doctor (グッド ドクター, Guddo Dokuta) is a Japanese medical drama remake of the 2013 South Korean television series of the same name, about an autistic person who becomes a pediatric surgeon. It aired on Thursdays at 22:00 (JST) from July 12 to September 13, 2018 on Fuji TV, and starred Kento Yamazaki, Juri Ueno, and Naohito Fujiki. [1]

Plot[edit]

Minato Shindo (Kento Yamazaki) is autistic with savant syndrome. He has an amazing memory and keen spatial skills, but he finds it difficult to communicate with others. Minato aspires to become a doctor because his older brother died when they were young. He later meets doctor Akira Shiga (Akira Emoto) and amazes him with his ability to remember all the human organs at a young age. Doctor Akira decides to support Minato and with his recommendation, Minato eventually enters the world of pediatric surgery as a resident.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Supporting[edit]

  • Akira Emoto as Akira Shiga
  • Yuri Nakamura as Michi Togo
  • Kenta Hamano as Taro Hashiguchi
  • Itsuji Itao as Ryunosuke Inoguchi
  • Shigeyuki Totsugi as Keisuke Mamiya
  • Kodai Asaka as Nakajima
  • Daigo Matsui as Marui
  • Ryosuke Ikeoka as Nonomura
  • Risaki Matsukaze as Iyo Morishita
  • Airi Matsui as Shiori Morishita
  • Yua Kawashima as Nao Aisawa
  • Taiyo Saito as Rintaro Takechi
  • Reju Kojima as Keita Tomioka

Guest Appearance[edit]

  • Rento Oyama as Kota (ep.1)
  • Nishihara Aki as Kota's mother (ep.1)
  • Kiara Minegishi as Masaki (ep.1)
  • Anna Yamada as Yuina Sugawara (ep.2)
  • Asuka Kurosawa as Sugawara Maki (ep.2)
  • Kotone Nakajima as Mai Ishiyama (ep.3)
  • Saki Takenoya as Miyu Ichikawa (ep.3)
  • Aki Maeda as Shiori Ichikawa (ep.3)
  • Saki Takamatsu as Akari Oishi (ep.4)
  • Jun Murakami as Oishi san (ep.4)
  • Elen as Kaoru Oishi (ep.4)
  • Kairi Jyo as Hibiki Hayama (ep.5)
  • Masaki Miura as Hibiki's father (ep.5)
  • Keiko Horiuchi (ep.6)
  • Yukiko Shinohara as Rika Mizuno (ep.6)
  • Mayuko Fukuda as Nanako (ep.7)
  • Kisetsu Fujiwara as Kentaro (ep.7)
  • Souma Torigoe as Haruto Hayami (ep.8)
  • Yuto Ikeda as Shota Hayami (ep.8)
  • Riku Hagiwara as Ryohei Takigawa (ep.7-9)
  • Koen Kondo (ep.10)
  • Eri Murakawa (ep.10)
  • Rin Furukawa as Misaki (ep.10)
  • Kaito Yoshimura as Masaya Takayama (Seiji Takayama's brother)
  • Kanau Tanaka as Sota Shindo (Minato Shindo's older brother)

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On May 26, Fuji TV first announced that they would make an adaptation of Good Doctor with Kento Yamazaki as the lead actor.[2][3] Several days later, other supporting cast members were announced.[4][5]

A special screening of the first episode was held on July 8, 2018, with three of the main leads in attendance.[6]

Filming[edit]

Filming began around June 17 2018.[7]

Ratings[edit]

Good Doctor received good ratings, with its first airing at 11.5%, the highest rating for its time slot in the last 2 years.[8]

Episode Broadcast Date Ratings(%)
(Kanto Region)
Ref.
01 July 12, 2018 11.5% [9]
02 July 19, 2018 10.6% [10]
03 July 26, 2018 11.6% [11]
04 August 2, 2018 10.6% [12]
05 August 9, 2018 12.2% [13]
06 August 16, 2018 10.8% [14]
07 August 23, 2018 13.0% [15]
08 August 30, 2018 9.4% [16]
09 September 6, 2018 10.2% [17]
10 September 13, 2018 12.4% [18]
Average 11.2%

International broadcast[edit]

Starting on July 21, 2018, the drama aired on WakuWaku Japan in Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, and Vietnam, on Saturdays at 21:00 (SGP), 20:00 (JKT).[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "グッド・ドクター/Good Doctor". Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "山﨑賢人さん主演 7月スタート木曜劇場「グッド・ドクター」です。" (in Japanese). twitter. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  3. ^ "Yamazaki Kento to lead Fuji TV Mokuyou Gekijou Drama 「Good Doctor」". Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  4. ^ "上野樹里、結婚後初の連ドラ!日本版「グッド・ドクター」に出演決定…山﨑賢人&藤木直人と共演" (in Japanese). Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  5. ^ "山崎賢人・上野樹里・藤木直人が初共演 新ドラマ「グッド・ドクター」追加キャスト発表" (in Japanese). Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  6. ^ "山崎賢人"カッコいい者同士"イケメンならではの悩みにアドバイス<グッド・ドクター" (in Japanese). Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  7. ^ 山崎賢人、主演ドラマ「グッド・ドクター」クランクイン 期待の声高まる (in Japanese). Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  8. ^ グッド・ドクター:山崎賢人主演の医療ドラマは初回11.5%. mynavi (in Japanese). Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  9. ^ 山崎賢人主演『グッド・ドクター』初回は11.5% フジドラマ、“月9”に続き2ケタ好発進. oriconnews.
  10. ^ 山崎賢人主演「グッド・ドクター」第2話は10・6% 好調2桁キープ. sponichi.
  11. ^ 山崎賢人主演「グッド・ドクター」第3話は自己最高11・6%!3話連続2桁 フジ“木10”4年ぶり快挙. sponichi.
  12. ^ 山崎賢人主演「グッド・ドクター」第4回は10・6% 「木10」4年ぶり4週連続2ケタ台. Hochi.
  13. ^ 山崎賢人主演「グッド・ドクター」第5回は番組最高12・2%「木10」4年ぶり5週連続2ケタ. Hochi.
  14. ^ 山崎賢人主演「グッド・ドクター」第6回は10・8% 「木10」4年ぶり6週連続2ケタ. yahoojp.
  15. ^ 山崎賢人主演「グッド・ドクター」第7回は13・0%で番組最高更新. Hochi.
  16. ^ 8/30(木) TVドラマ視聴率 グッド・ドクター 9.4%. matomete_TVjoho.
  17. ^ 9/6(木) TVドラマ視聴率 グッド・ドクター 10.2% (前回比+0.8).
  18. ^ <グッド・ドクター>最終話視聴率12.4%で有終の美 山崎賢人“好演”話題の小児外科ドラマ. yahoojp.
  19. ^ "Drama Good Doctor". Retrieved July 9, 2018.

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