Hello, I know that not all traits of someone with autism are because of their autism...But something occurred to me last night randomly...My taste in TV programmes is potentially influenced a lot by autism. What I mean is that, A lot of of my favourite tv shows are rather repetitive in nature. They have a formula that they tend to stick to for each episode, and while there may be a dramatic theme that continues throughout a series, it's in the background of the ultimate formula of the show. For example one of my all-time favourite tv shows is House. There is the continuing theme of Dr House's mental health issues, drug problems due to pain etc but most episodes follow a routine. It begins with a character you've never met before (usually) having a seemingly sudden medical crisis. Sometimes bizarre symptoms that confuse the diagnosis. Bring in Dr House and through some ethically questionable at times trial and error, they figure it out and are able to diagnose and or treat the illness. Most episodes follow this routine. I like Law & Order and Law & Order SVU. Once again there is a routine involved with each episode. A crime is committed, the crime gets investigated and then they take it to court. There a few mishaps in the court, some defensive evidence turns up that the DA didn't know about etc... Star trek the next generation, once again tended to follow a routine. Silent witness, another one with a general routine involved in most episodes. The X files, even though there is an underlying conspiracy theme throughout the series (One that admittedly I find hard to keep up with making me feel a bit dumb) there also tends to be a routine that each episode sticks to. It's also interesting to note that the 'special' episodes of most of these programmes that can differ from their usual routine tend to be the episodes I either flat out didn't like, or at the very least enjoyed it to some degree but it wouldn't be my preference. Another example of a more recent find is a programme called Bull. Each episode sticks to a routine. someone is accused of something, someone is being wrongly blamed for something someone else did, bring in Dr Bull and his 'science' and they go to court and they try to get the jury on their side. Does anyone else here seem to have a preference of for TV serieses that have a routine for most episodes? And what are your favourite TV shows?
Also the X Files. And again trusted series that follow a reliable pattern. Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour, Poirot, old TPTV films and, my favourite safe place, Gardeners' World.
Currently Rick & Morty is favourite - very nerdy. Apart from that, documentaries on doing things or building things.
I find that if any films start to make lazy plot moves, I lose interest immediately.
Inspector Morse was one of my favourites, Jenny you have named all of the TV detective soaps I liked growing up, I could never take to the bill, but Morse was great, also a touch of frost.
so many -
Shitz creek ( netflix)
comedians in a car having coffee (netflix )
drop the dead donkey ( for the 20th time, more4 )
the end of the F***king world ( series 2 - very good )
Atypical ( netflix )
Community ( ITV4 )
30 rock ( ITV4 )
Year of the Rabbit (ITV4)
Good Omens ( amazon )
Does anyone watch Murdoch Mysteries? Canadian detective show set around 1900 but done with real wit & humour - he's also an inventor who manages to invent all sorts of modern appliances - like microwave ovens, space rockets, Buffalo Wings, radio etc. It's brilliant the way history takes a one-way trip to the cleaners.
My favourite episode is where the trial-witness bird watcher gets shot - but they have to give the impression that he's still alive - but he gets shot twice more - very funny and very clever.
Anyone watch the whitcher?
Just started! SO cool!
I watched it all in one night ha,
I hope you enjoy, don't do what I did take your time because its a long wait until next season.
No, but seen it pop up on the top of Netflix as a new programme.
Might try it out.
I like a lot of detective/ investigator type shows. There is a reliable routine to most of them.
I dunno if you’re anything like me but even if I do get into a tv series, I find if it doesn’t follow a very specific routine for most episodes I easily start to lose focus til I give up on it. I’ll get through one or two serieses but then just never pick it up again.