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#16 Mozzy

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 10:24 PM

Not overly impressed with tonight's in terms of autism or a simple drama was a bit dull and far fetched!
But I do like how it highlighted the siblings struggles.

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Posted 13 April 2016 - 07:44 PM

I have recorded from episode 2 on, but have to watch the first part on iPlayer. 



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Posted 19 April 2016 - 06:05 PM

Caught up and watched episode this afternoon.

 

Like you Mozzy found it boring and fed up of the stupid side stories.

 

I also find it unbelievable that you would let a 6 year old ASD child walk down a road on his own every morning! Has anyone else thought this too?

 

I understand what they are trying to portray there but it's just unbelievable.


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Posted 20 April 2016 - 02:15 PM

I started watching, thought it was ok (with reservations) at first, but became gradually less impressed. Forgot to watch it last night then realised I didn't care, so it's obvs not that great.


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Posted 21 April 2016 - 03:11 PM

Trish, my thoughts too.

 

Again on the boy walking on his own down the road every morning (sorry for spoiler!) but when that guy stops his car and argues with the people in the van about a 6 year old walking on his own must admit I had to agree with him!

 

They were trying to portray that scene as the man being unsympathetic but he didn't know the boy had ASD and even so you don't let a child walk around on its own like that. The parents know he does this every morning and the idea that they would just let him do that is totally crazy unless I am missing something!

 

I hope to God joe public don't think that us ASD parents think that's all fine and dandy to do! I know it's just a drama but I think they have some responsibility because of the subject matter.



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Posted 22 April 2016 - 11:03 AM

I think it's very much one of those things that isn't suppose to be about autism but about a quirky family with a variety of problems (teenage daughter having sex etc). But I think the handling of the autism is a bit lax - it feels like they have tried to include it too much and too quickly so the finer points have been missed. But then I guess it is just a drama!


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Posted 01 June 2016 - 01:09 PM

I have recently read that they are doing another series  and it was watched by over 4 million.  Would be interested to know how many of those 4 million hadn't been affected by autism in their lives and what they thought of the series - is it creating positive awareness and understanding in their eyes?






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