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post Mar 24 2016, 03:40 PM
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Just caught this on iPlayer - was a little unsure whether it would be my kinda cup of tea but it surpassed my expectations! Incredibly insightful into autism, showing both the realities and the assumptions/prejudices, as well as being truly heartbreaking at times. The parts where nothing is said at all just paints a thousand emotions. I almost cried when the kid slapped his dad.

Really worth the watch! Seems to have had a really good response from viewers and critics alike.
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post Mar 24 2016, 05:40 PM
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An interesting watch indeed this was. I remember ITV doing a one-off drama about autism called After Thomas, I think it was in 2006 which starred Keeley Hawes if I'm correct that was an interesting watch indeed.

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post Apr 7 2016, 01:09 PM
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Just started this - without a doubt one of the best programmes of the year so far.
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post Apr 8 2016, 11:26 AM
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Into the second episode now, so interesting and a really entertaining watch as well smile.gif
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post Apr 26 2016, 07:30 AM
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This is still great, the finale is on tonight and I still have #5 to watch so I'll have to put that on hold for a while.

Defo one of the best of the year so far though.
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post Apr 28 2016, 07:28 PM
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MY GOD

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post Apr 28 2016, 07:28 PM
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Incredible series, one of the best of the year easily so far! The acting and the writing was superb :heart;
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post Apr 28 2016, 07:29 PM
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this is AMAZING

So intense *.*
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post Apr 30 2016, 11:03 PM
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Caught up on the final tonight; didn't disappoint! Was nice to see the two parents finally admit their son has autism and begin to properly accept it.

One of the best dramas of the year for sure. The gritty, dramatic stuff usually appeals to me but this was a pleasant change. Insightful, realistic and the right amount of comedy.
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post Oct 28 2017, 03:52 PM
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Series 2 starts on Tuesday 7th November!
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post Nov 1 2017, 07:30 PM
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Series 2 trailer can be viewed here.
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post Nov 14 2017, 10:40 PM
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Thoroughly loving how much more in depth this series has gone into exploring autism and how much of a realistic portrayal is being put across.
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post Nov 14 2017, 10:59 PM
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Tonight's episode was truly brilliant. There's a lot of love for the programme on Twitter, including many people who either are autistic or have a child with autism. All the performances are great but I can't believe how good the boy who plays Joe is.
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post Nov 15 2017, 10:24 AM
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Not seen this myself but I'm glad that it seemingly is representing autism fairly and accurately. There are still a lot of misconceptions about people with autism.
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Just finished Series 1, Episode 4. Enjoying the series right now
My favourite characters would have to be Joe and Maurice
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