Astrid et Raphaelle: Astrid Season 1, Ep 0
Raphaelle, a Paris police commander, stumbles across Astrid, an autistic woman who works in the Criminal Records Bureau. Raph quickly understands that Astrid sees cases and people in a different and very useful way, plus has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the files in her care. Trailer [more inside]
"There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself."--Hannah Gadsby, Nanette (CW: assault, molestation, rape, injury, isolation, suicidal ideation, body image or other mental health difficulties) [more inside]
Stand up comedian Fern Brady was told she couldn't be autistic because she's had loads of boyfriends and is good at eye contact. This is a story of how being female can get in the way of being autistic and how being autistic gets in the way of being the 'right kind' of woman.
Extraordinary Attorney Woo Season 1, Ep 0
Extraordinary Attorney Woo (Korean: 이상한 변호사 우영우) is a Korean legal drama starring Park Eun-bin in the title role, along with Kang Tae-oh and Kang Ki-young. I'm watching it on Netflix in Canada, but am not sure about other countries. [more inside]
As We See It: Season 1 (All Episodes) Season 1, Ep 0
Amazon: "Finding love, making friends, getting a job, adulting. Watch as three roommates on the autism spectrum navigate their early 20s with all its joy, tears and laughter. From the Emmy award winning Jason Katims (Parenthood, Friday Night Lights) comes the new series As We See It, launching January 21st, only on Prime Video." [more inside]
A young working-class woman named Majella navigates a constrained life in Northern Ireland sometime after "peace broke out" in Ireland in the nineties. Some things distinguish her from her fellows: she's not social at all, she's unusually sensitive to sensory input, and her grandmother was just murdered. [more inside]
It's Okay to Not Be Okay: It's Okay to Not Be Okay (Saikojiman Gwaenchanha, Psycho But It's Ok) Season 1, Ep 0
A road to emotional healing opens up for an antisocial children's book writer and a selfless psych ward caretaker when they cross paths. (tvN Korea, Netflix) [more inside]
It's Okay to Not Be Okay: The Boy Who Fed on Nightmares; The Lady In Red Shoes (episodes 1 & 2) Season 1, Ep 1
Moon Gang-Tae has a striking run-in with his brother's favorite author, Ko Mun-Yeong, when she comes to his hospital to read to the children./ Mun-yeong invites Moon Sang-tae to a book signing event that ends with a nasty commotion. (Netflix, tvN Korea) [more inside]
Hannah Gadsby returns for her second special and digs deep into the complexities of popularity, identity, and her most unusual dog park encounter. (Netflix) [more inside]
Everything's Gonna Be Okay: Seven-Spotted Ladybug; Greenbottle Blue Tarantula (Episodes 1 & 2) Season 1, Ep 1
Nicholas' single dad has very bad cancer and he's going to die, soon. So Nicholas offers himself up to be the guardian for his two teenage half-sisters. What's the worst that can happen? / Nicholas wishes he could call an adult. After the death of their father, Nicholas, Matilda, and Genevieve struggle to return to their daily - and nightly - routines. (Freeform, US broadcast) [more inside]
The Good Doctor: Pilot - Burnt Food Season 1, Ep 1
Shaun relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital, but he faces skepticism from the hospital's boar and staff in the series premiere of this drama about a talented young surgeon with savant syndrome. [more inside]
Paul Modrowski is in prison for a murder he claims he didn't commit, and he says he's been misunderstood because of his autism. This week, we bring you the conclusion of our story.
Paul Modrowski has been keeping a blog from inside a maximum security prison for years, in spite of the fact that he has never actually seen the internet.
A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry. [more inside]