It’s a new season on the calendar, so Happy October!
But it’s also a new fall season for TV viewing. I must admit, the past few years have been quite dismal for me in this area. I never bought into reality TV. Duck Dynasty, Honey Boo Boo? No thanks!
And so I remained loyal to my regular shows, like Grey’s Anatomy. And I became more and more grateful for PBS, Netflix and Amazon Prime, which gave me both entertaining and informative viewing.
However, I’m thinking this could be the TV season that decreases the dumbing down of America. Hopefully. Maybe.
I watched Young Sheldon (A take off on The Big Bang Theory) and I found a delightful character who made me smile. But it also made me feel good that it focused on a boy who is different. Different and gifted. This one is a keeper.
And then I watched the new series, The Good Doctor. I loved it! As an RN, I loved it because it’s a medical show, but it’s so much more than that. The main character is autistic. A high functioning young man with autism. When I trained as an RN in the early 80’s, we didn’t know very much about autism. When Parenthood (another one of my all time favorite shows) introduced Max, the son with Asperger’s Syndrome, I was impressed. They did a wonderful job of explaining the complexity of this and how it affects all aspects of their lives and those around them. So I’m hoping The Good Doctor will also do this for viewers.
And Will and Grace…….no, not a “new” show per se. But so very much-needed in our current division of people and country. I felt like the eleven years since they’ve been gone simply melted away. I laughed for the entire thirty minutes and I so needed that!
So in this climate of sadness, anger, and divisiveness……..I have some hope for the new TV season. If nothing else, it will give me positive feelings and good energy while I’m watching.
See you here next time…………..