Special is a significant autobiographical Netflix show by Ryan O’Connell (played by Ryan Hayes) and it lives up to its name. We loved the show for its crisp and short episodes. Nothing about Special feels exaggerated or unnecessary.
If we could describe Special in one line it is an intersectional take on disability and homosexuality. Ryan, the lead protagonist, deals with Cerebral Palsy and lives with his mother. He is on the path to become independent so he joins as a content intern and meets Kim (played by Punam Patel), another protagonist, who finds it difficult to live upto a white and male dominated world. As we progress with the show we see how she has exemplary confidence about who she is and she is also seen instilling the same into Ryan too. The show isn’t preachy and talks about the issues at hand in a very smooth format. ….continue reading
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