Tagged: Savant

Kyle XY

Kyle XY/ABC FAMILY/2006-2009 (Amnesia)

A teenage boy (Matt Dallas) awakens naked in a forest outside Seattle, Washington, with no more knowledge or abilities than a newborn and no belly button.


Missing standard human behaviors such as anger, joy and love, the teenage savant is adopted by a family and given the name Kyle. The series follows Kyle as he tries to solve the puzzles of who he is and why he has no memory before that day.

Good Doctor, The

The Good Doctor/ABC/2017 (Autism/Savant)

Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), a young man with autism who relocates from a quiet country life in Cheyenne, Wyoming to join a prestigious pediatric surgical unit at San Jose St. Boneventure Hospital in California.


In addition to his autism, Shaun also has savant syndrome with genius level skills in several areas. He has almost perfect recall. He sees things and analyses things that others can not.

“We hire Shaun and we give hope to those people with limitations that those limitations are not what they think they are. That they do have a shot” – Dr. Aaron Glassman

Shaun is also very honest, like the time he said to Dr. Claire Brown, “Why were you rude to me when we first met and now you want to be my friend? Which time was it when you were pretending?”

THE GOOD DOCTOR is based on the 2013 South Korean series of the same name. Graham Verchere portrays a younger version of Shaun in flashbacks.