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Love On the Spectrum Series

Discussion in 'Movies, Music & Television' started by menander, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. menander

    menander Well-Known Member

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    Did anyone see the series? Did you relate to anyone? How did you feel about it?
     
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    I hadn't heard of it until I saw this post. Seems like it may have some potential and be worth checking out. I know all too well the struggles of dating as an aspie or primarily the struggles of even getting a date.
     
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    Love on the Spectrum came up on my recommended list on Netflix. I watched less than 2 minutes of the first episode and turned it off.

    It reminded me of 'The Undateables' which was a series aired in the UK some years ago that 'took the mickey/made fun of' people with health problems and/or a learning disability who were deemed undateable.

    The Undateables

    I'll keep my eye on this thread to see if I've got the wrong impression.
     
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    Kalinychta Well-Known Member

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    My hackles raised when I read about the show, for the same reasons you note here. Sounds like just another televised autism “freak show” to me.
     
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    Yes, it was discouraging. Only one couple (who were together before) we together. Even other aspies didn't want to be with the aspies......Made me sad. I did, though, see a lot of aspies who really accepted their own autism. That was the bright part. But again, it was like they were oblivious to how others see them. I don't know about you all, but I had that mocked, beat, bullied and humiliated out of me LONG AGO. I have a very clear picture of how others see me...........