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Autism sitcom

I saw some adverts and they didn't excite me at all, if it was meant to be funny then it's pretty lame.
 
I saw some adverts and they didn't excite me at all, if it was meant to be funny then it's pretty lame.
I suspected as much. I am not a great TV watcher but it would be nice have something better regarding autism and the lives of those who live it on the box.
 
If they want a decent autistic television show then they should get an autistic person to write it instead of just throwing in an autistic actor as a token.
 
"Autism sitcom". Just the sound of that makes me grimace.

The public already has "Big Bang Theory" to mock....let's just leave it at that.

Though another drama with a lead autistic character might be welcome.
 
I saw some adverts and they didn't excite me at all, if it was meant to be funny then it's pretty lame.

I want to watch this. I watched Michael for two seasons in that autism dating show. Do you know how I can watch this in The United States? I think I need a VPN but I have not used one to find a show, I do not know how.
 
If they want a decent autistic television show then they should get an autistic person to write it instead of just throwing in an autistic actor as a token.
to be fair, an autistic-written TV show probably would either be an anime or a documentary.
 
I want to watch this. I watched Michael for two seasons in that autism dating show. Do you know how I can watch this in The United States? I think I need a VPN but I have not used one to find a show, I do not know how.
I don't know if you need a VPN or not, Aussies don't seem to be as uptight about that as other countries, but here's where you can watch the entire series for free if you want:

 
"Autism sitcom". Just the sound of that makes me grimace.

The public already has "Big Bang Theory" to mock....let's just leave it at that.

Though another drama with a lead autistic character might be welcome.

There's "Young Sheldon", too.
 
I don't know if you need a VPN or not, Aussies don't seem to be as uptight about that as other countries, but here's where you can watch the entire series for free if you want:


Thank you, I would not have found it. I tried and it would not let me watch. It asked me to create an account which I did but it will not play for me. Maybe I will be able to watch another way after it runs on ABC for a while.
 
There's "Young Sheldon", too.
True. Though didn't that show just end with its last episode recently?

However it wouldn't surprise me if that spinoff generates yet another spinoff. Mainstream Hollywood long ago lost its sense of creativity, yielding to regurgitating the same plots over and over. :rolleyes:
 
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Thank you, I would not have found it. I tried and it would not let me watch. It asked me to create an account which I did but it will not play for me. Maybe I will be able to watch another way after it runs on ABC for a while.
I have the same trouble with their site, they use a proprietary video codec that Macintosh/Apple won't license to Firefox, but their videos do play in Google Chrome.

I've complained about this to the ABC many times. They're a government owned and operated broadcaster and they have a responsibility to the Australian public, yet for 20 years now they've subscribed to this same stupid proprietary format that many people think they can't watch.
 
I have the same trouble with their site, they use a proprietary video codec that Macintosh/Apple won't license to Firefox, but their videos do play in Google Chrome.

I've complained about this to the ABC many times. They're a government owned and operated broadcaster and they have a responsibility to the Australian public, yet for 20 years now they've subscribed to this same stupid proprietary format that many people think they can't watch.
Oh! Yes, I did that have problem. I was trying to watch on Safari on a MacBook. I do not know about Chrome. Maybe I will ask ChatGPT what it is and how to use it on a MacBook because I really want to watch the show. I think I can guess what the show may be like and why it may not seem so good but I am desperate to see a real autistic person on tv. I do not like it when actors pretend to be. Thank you for explaining about Chrome, I never would have known.
 
That was hard. I found Chrome and installed it. I still had the same problem on ABC's website. I do not think there is anything else I can do.

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I didn't think BBT was that bad, but I'm from the era of Urkel, Screech, and Pee Wee, so basically anything that isn't continuous pratfalls or a total minstrel show is a step up.
 
The problem is that various shows depicting the producers' idea of autism creates a caricature. That's what gets the audience laughing and wanting more. If you put half an hour of my life on TV, it'd be as boring as batshit and nobody would watch it. But you would have a show about an real autistic person.
 
That was hard. I found Chrome and installed it. I still had the same problem on ABC's website. I do not think there is anything else I can do.
I'm sorry, I thought that would work. I rarely ever go to their site because of that very same problem, I get the same error message you just posted. What I don't understand is that I can watch some of their videos and not others, but in the end I just got frustrated with them and never went back.

We also have another government run channel called SBS and they also put all of their shows online to watch. I don't know if they have the same issues or not though, I've never bothered to look.

 
If you put half an hour of my life on TV, it'd be as boring as batshit and nobody would watch it. But you would have a show about an real autistic person.
Or there's people like me who have had very interesting lives but most of it would be too shockingly real for the general audience.
 
The problem is that various shows depicting the producers' idea of autism creates a caricature. That's what gets the audience laughing and wanting more. If you put half an hour of my life on TV, it'd be as boring as batshit and nobody would watch it. But you would have a show about an real autistic person.
It's a universal problem with media extending even to purported non-fiction like the news, where it's perhaps the most dangerous, since they claim to be news.
 

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