‘Special’ on Netflix: Everything You Need to Know About the Totally Bingeable Gay Comedy

April 12, 2019

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.

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