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The Bridge - Sonya's Driving ?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:09 pm    Post subject: The Bridge - Sonya's Driving ? Reply with quote

My family and I enjoyed the first episode and look forward to the next. Diane's aspie portrayal was good but my wife has a very strong issue with her driving style. For a strong rule abider she feels her wild driving is at odds with that. Does anyone else have a take on that.

(I'm the aspie and she most assuredly is not one but ironically she has an extreme sense of following the rules)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that "don't touch the radio" part is so me.
but yeah... her driving is too erratic. i mean, i like to go fast...but only to a certain extent with all the rules of the road to deal with.

maybe alex should have asked about that when he interviewed the actress...
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can explain it by the fact that she's a cop on the way to a crime scene. the fast driving was added in to give more action to the pilot.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It wasn't so much the fast as the erratic that seemed to jar and the Lieutenants warning seemed to indicate that this was norm.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

eagleye41 wrote:
It wasn't so much the fast as the erratic that seemed to jar and the Lieutenants warning seemed to indicate that this was norm.


To be fair, she's driving a very old Ford Bronco which had horrible handling when it was new, and would have gotten worse as the car aged and the suspension and steering loosened. Try driving a vehicle like that even at 25mph and you'd be scared going around turns.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex wrote:
You can explain it by the fact that she's a cop on the way to a crime scene. the fast driving was added in to give more action to the pilot.
I only watched the Pilot ep but 1 time while watching her drive kind of fast & erratic I thought most any cop would of put their lights & sirens on instead of having them off. A civilian would of gotten in trouble for reckless driving if they were seen doing that by a traffic cop.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

great, she drives a old beat up car in the show the bridge? well, that makes me not interested in watching it.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My take on Sonya's driving:

Most Aspies that I know drive like crap. Sorry for anyone that is offended by that, but it's true. Me included. I have worked very very hard for a very long time to be a better driver. Just a couple of year's ago my son pointed out to me that I am WAY too close to the car in front of me at a stop light. Not sometimes but ALWAYS. I never noticed but when he pointed it out I saw it and he was absolutely right. I now make a studied effort to double that distance. I found that I was focused on the car, or on the traffic in front of the car, on where I'm going, and in the usual hyperfocus manner I missed the fact that I was too close.

My experience with Aspie drivers is that they absolutely follow rules like speed limits but they many times overlook other things like distance between themselves and other cars, jolting starts and stops. One Aspie that I've driven with was quite sickening. She sped up, slowed down, hit the brake - it was very nauseating.

I love Sonya's vehicle and you know there is more to that story (most likely to do with her sister?) and I noticed right off that she keeps her hands at 10 and 2. That's a good rule follower. I do, too, and it has been a reason for jokes from people who ride with me. But it's the rule that we were taught! Sonya is very focused on arriving to the scene, her mind is on getting to see what happened, not on the exact rules of the driving. And is it important that she is a cop and is sort of allowed to bend those speed limit rules, like all cops do.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

autismthinker21 wrote:
great, she drives a old beat up car in the show the bridge? well, that makes me not interested in watching it.

There's a very specific reason that she drives it, so it helps develop her character. You should stay interested.
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