The character is never identified as being on the spectrum, but I thought of Paul Rudd in Our Idiot Brother as an aspie stoner. Good film, check it out if you haven't seen it.
I just watched it with my girlfriend and came here to see if anyone had mentioned that character. Extremely naive!!! I think people should watch this movie. I laughed the whole way through but it was kind of touching because I think in an exaggerated way it shows how scary and intimidating being social or just being a member of a family can be. It also shows how people close to you can sometimes use you, the dumb scapegoat, to justify their shitty behaviour that they were doing anyway.
For anyone wanting to know 'what does it feel like being you?' I'd point them in the direction of that movie. It's kind of why I just gave up on talking and now I just keep my mouth shut and let people think what they want.
Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:45 am Post subject: The Bridge (Swedish/Danish TV drama)
new to the forum.
New series the Bridge
found at imdb /title/tt1733785/
This is a new scandanavian crime drama that has just come out that I just started watching this week. It is based around two cops, one Danish one Swede, who have to solve a complex serial killer case.
I had no idea about the show until I saw it on BBC iPlayer, all I knew is that I liked the Killing and had a hunch this might be good too. I certainly had no idea that the Swedish cop Saga Norén was on the spectrum, but within a minute of her being on the screen I had my suspicions, and quickly concluded she is one of the best portrayals of an aspie I've seen. It is slightly far fetched that she is supposed to not really know that she's an aspie, nor anyone around her. In this day and age (one assumes) high-ranking professionals in crime-prevention who necessarily deal with a very broad spectrum of people-types themselves would at some point work out or come in contact with someone who would work out that an individual in their midst may be on the spectrum. But it doesn't detract from the show.
The show is brilliant, as good as the Killing if not better, and if thats your thing check it out.
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Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:11 am Post subject:
i dont know if this counts but if it does L from Deathnote
I agree on this one also Near as well. I have had my moments of thinking like near. _________________ Your Aspie score is 193 of 200
Your neurotypical score is 40 of 200
You are very likely an aspie
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Maura Isles off Rizzoli and Isles, purely because apparently Kathy Reichs approached Janet Tamaro (the writer of Rizzoli and Isles) and asked her if Maura was an Aspie, which is something if a NT notices it
Temperance Brennan from Bones, because I read somewhere on t'interweb that Kathy Reichs based her off someone with ASD anyways, so it makes sense for people to be able to see some characteristics in her.