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A Dark Comedy About Being Disabled? He’s in on the Joke

April 11, 2019

The internet is a product of Ryan O’Connell, just as he is a product of the internet.

“I’ve always looked at life through a LOL lens,” said the 32-year-old writer and creator of “Special,” a new Netflix series debuting Friday. He uses “LOL” (and other variations on the phrase) often, pronouncing it phonetically like the first syllable of “lollipop.”

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