The TV Series "Parenthood"
Date of Review:9-10-10
Love the show in general. As to the Asperger syndrome story line, I particularly enjoyed seeing the day-to-day challenges of having a child on the spectrum (i.e. he won't walk past lit candles, the need for a structured routine, the way that he takes everything that is said so literally). I also enjoyed the realistic portrayal of how the extended family dealt with it (i.e. the grandfather telling his son to just force the little boy to deal with it, etc.). Sometimes it is so hard to make people understand the whys and hows of this disorder. It's refreshing to see some of the real challenges and frustrations portrayed.