The Worst Film Ever
Great Film overall
Don't Believe the Hype
Not much to say.The show might not be 100% accurate in portraying autism but it's just brilliant and funny how they compiled everything into this great show.
I like the diversity of each character and how their stories are intertwined in such a realistic manner. Everybody's struggle is so easy to relate with. And it's not too serious. Amazing dialogues and storytelling. Please bring the second season soon!
For starters, Keir Gilchrist and Michael Rapaport crush it in this show. I'm generally not one to watch dramedies, but this show definitely has its moments.My biggest complaint with the show honestly has to be Jennifer Jason Leigh. I'm not really a fan of the cheating subplot to begin with, but there's something about how she plays Elsa that just makes the character irritating and very difficult to empathize with. Maybe its the dynamic that her character is supposed to create, but it comes off as naggy. Pair that with the unnecessary character of Nick and the show just makes you feel bad for everyone who is oblivious to the mother's actions.Some may argue that Doug's walking out in 2004 justifies Elsa's actions, but the show does not do a great enough job of stressing the magnitude of that, but milks the cheating scenes far too much, creating an unbalance between the emotions you feel toward each parent. Doug is trying to improve and Elsa is going off the rails.All in all, I find the show to be quite entertaining, but there is definitely something to be desired that is not present.
I couldn't get 5 minutes in before I was absolutely disgusted by it. First off they rely on the same stereotype of autism that we have seen for years; the white, cis, straight male who's highly dependent on neurotypicals, apathetic, seemingly emotionless, awkward, etc,. Basically Sheldon Cooper. Second, they rely on his autistic traits for pretty much all of the comedy. Third they treat autistic people as burdens on society. This is not the representation autistic people want or need. The sooner this show is replaced with a more accurate representation, the better.