This Netflix comedy series, based on writer Ryan O’Connell’s 2015 memoir I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves, puts a fresh new spin on what it means to be a Netflix comedy. Special stars O’Connell as a fictionalized version of himself (also named Ryan), a gay man with mild cerebral palsy who finally gets his life in gear after spending a whole lotta time pining away for the friends/job/men he wants. Of course this being a comedy, his carpe diem moment comes because he tells everyone at his hip new job that he was actually hit by a car and keeps the whole CP thing a secret. It helps that he actually was hit by a car, as O’Connell was IRL. Still, the lies snowball as O’Connell navigates life, going on dates, moving out of his mother’s house, and making new friends.
Starting in 2019, CW’s Two Sentence Horror Stories is an amalgamation of different short stories forming an anthology for every episode, similar to the dark television show Black Mirror. The TV show delves into the viewer’s mind, acting out scenarios that leave them questioning what they saw and how it relates to the real world. Each episode is an […]
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There’s no question whose footsteps you’re walking in if you create an anthology TV series that uses the horror genre examine societal issues: The late-1950s and early ’60s show “The Twilight Zone” became an all-time classic doing just that, and its creator, Rod Serling, casts a long shadow over the TV-horror landscape. Vera Miao knew […]
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