Ever since watching the pilot., I have wanted blog about it. I started a post many times. They all sounded like a review. That's not what I wanted to write. I hope you read the piece I wrote about the show for The Mac Wire a few months ago. http://www.themacwire.com/abcs-speechless-not-your-typical-sitcom/ Writing a post about the show became a big deal in my mind. I wanted my post to be the kind of post that would make people want to watch. I wanted people to know what an important show Speechless is and why some reviewers are calling it "groundbreaking television." I was putting a lot of pressure on myself. I shut down. I didn't write anything.
There are two reasons, in my opinion, to watch Speechless. Viewers will gain insights into what's like to raise a child with a disability. They will see a mother's fierce determination to give her child the best life possible while struggling not to neglect the needs of her other children.
If there had been a show like this when I was growing up, it would have shown me that people with disabilities can achieve things in life. When I was young, we were not told what we could, do, only what we couldn't. Today we have Speechless and Micah Fowler to send a positive message to young people with disabilities/
I hope you'll watch Speechless. I hope it will get people talking. I hope it gives people a new perspective.
Watch the promo below. Then watch the pilot.
Speechless. It's funny/ It's real. It's a very big deal.