When it comes to a medical series about a gifted young doctor, the first place to start is Doogie Howser, M.D., Neil Patrick Harris’ family comedy series from the 1980s. In the series, Harris himself played a scientist, a boy who quickly graduated from high school, college, and medical school by the age of 14, becoming a licensed doctor and surgeon at a hospital two years later. However, this is not the series we actually recommend. You can watch the remake of “Doogie Kameāloha, MD” instead.
In this revamped series, updated for the 2020s, Peyton Elizabeth Lee takes on the role of lead physician Lahela Kamealoha, a child prodigy who, at age 16, works as a doctor at the fictional Oahu Medical Health Center in Hawaii. She earned the nickname “Dougie” from the 1980s TV series to which she is compared by friends, family, and co-workers, which is fictional in the series, as it is in real life. A smart teenager, she struggles to balance her job and her normal teenage life, always having to prove herself against colleagues twice or even thrice her age.
A charming series that not only chronicles Lahela’s life and personal drama, but also the medical cases she works on throughout the day. “Dugie Kamealoha, MD” is a bit lighter in tone, but will appeal to viewers who appreciate frequent uplifting messages. from The Good Doctor.