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April 18, 2019 5:26 PM - Season 1 (Full Season) -
A young gay man with cerebral palsy branches out from his insular existence in hopes of finally going after the life he wants.
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I loved this. I don't have anything too insightful to say about it but it brought me JOY.
on April 19, 2019 [
I just zipped through the season on Netflix, and, yeah, this was good.
Brutal title for trying to web-search for articles, but there are a bunch of articles & interviews linked at writer/creator/star
Ryan O'Connell's twitter
YouTube - Meet The Team Behind Netflix's "Special"
Bitch Media - Finally, There's a Comedy Where Disability Isn't the Punch Line
on April 19, 2019 [
Yeah I thought this show was great.
on April 19, 2019
I read an interview with him (in the NYT, I believe) the day before it came out and was so excited! The day it came out, I watched the whole show in one sitting. Yes, I know that binge-watching is a thing, but this was the first show I've ever watched like that.
It made me understand in a very visceral way the power of seeing someone "like you" depicted on screen (in quotes because I do not have CP and was not hit by a car.)
It's been really cool to see the publicity he's gotten for this. I see him popping up everywhere. I hope that translates into awareness for the show and continued professional success for him. (Financial success, too, because I read in one interview where he was pretty plain about how people can see you have a Netflix show and think you "made it" and, yeah, sure, it's a level of success. But it's not like they back up the Brinks truck. Another relatable aspect.)
Anyway, I wrote him a message on Instagram to thank him for those two hours of my life and tell him what a fan I am of the show. So now we just sit back and wait for him to reply right?! Right!? (I'm kidding.)
on April 20, 2019
I really enjoyed this too!
I found the first episode a little bit too mean/sharp for me, and quit watching it, but a friend (who's a queer person with CP) encouraged me to give it more of a try, and I'm glad I finished out the (very short) season. I hope there'll be more.
on May 28, 2019
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